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Dr. Mark R. Corkins, MD

Gastroenterologist (Pediatric)

Dr. Mark R Corkins MD is a top Gastroenterologist (Pediatric) in Memhpis, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mark R Corkins MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mark R Corkins MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mark R Corkins MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Memhpis, TN, Dr. Mark R Corkins MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
30 years Experience
Dr. Mark R. Corkins, MD
  • Memhpis, TN
  • Univ of Mo, Columbia Sch of Med, Columbia Mo
  • Accepting new patients

What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?

True lactose intolerance is a lack of the lactase enzyme to digest the primary sugar in milk products. If you are lacking the enzyme you are always lacking it. Therefore, it READ MORE
True lactose intolerance is a lack of the lactase enzyme to digest the primary sugar in milk products. If you are lacking the enzyme you are always lacking it. Therefore, it would occur any time you take enough of the dairy product.

My daughter has celiac disease, and is having trouble with the gluten-free diet. What do you recommend?

Medically the question has no answer. The therapy for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. There is no medication or other treatment. So the issue is finding or creating foods READ MORE
Medically the question has no answer. The therapy for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet. There is no medication or other treatment. So the issue is finding or creating foods that are gluten-free. Depending on where you live there are specific bakeries and grocers that specifically feature gluten-free products. Also, in my experience many parents experiment with alternative flours that are gluten-free for their own baking experiments.

Mark R. Corkins, M.D.

What can I give my child for acid reflux?

Medications for children are dosed by weight. There are plenty of safe medications including ranitidine and omeprazole which are available over the counter. However, for a child READ MORE
Medications for children are dosed by weight. There are plenty of safe medications including ranitidine and omeprazole which are available over the counter. However, for a child the dose depends on how big they are. If a child has reflux symptoms they probably should be assessed by someone to ensure the problem is truly reflux. Then if does appear to be reflux be able to select the correct dose of the best medication depending on the situation.

Mark R. Corkins, M.D.

How can celiac disease be diagnosed?

Celiac disease is a unique process when an allergic reaction triggers an immune attack on the lining of the bowel. Although there is a specific rash that can be seen with it, this READ MORE
Celiac disease is a unique process when an allergic reaction triggers an immune attack on the lining of the bowel. Although there is a specific rash that can be seen with it, this is usually not immediately. Individuals can also have a normal allergic reaction to wheat products that is not celiac disease. That type of reaction may be testable with standard allergy testing. Celiac disease is interesting because it has multiple presentations. The classic is bloating, diarrhea and poor weight gain. Sometimes, it is just poor weight gain. Celiac disease can be screened for with a very good blood test. However, the blood test is not perfect and confirmation requires a upper endoscopy and a biopsy of the small intestine lining.

Mark R. Corkins, M.D.