Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic

Spectrum Health’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Clinic led by Dr. Lia Kaufman, delivers high-quality care to patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by ensuring access to a multi-disciplinary team of highly trained experts, focusing on guideline-driven management, and incorporating the most up-to-date advances into our practice. Our commitment to patient education facilitates shared-decision making in order to create personalized treatment plans for each patient. 

Our IBD multi-disciplinary team includes: 
  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Advanced practice providers
  • IBD clinical Registered Nurse
  • Ostomy nursing specialists 
  • Medical social worker
  • Behavioral health specialist
  • Radiology 
  • GI Pathology

You will have access to a dedicated IBD nurse and social worker to assist you in communicating with physicians, help coordinate care, and provide encouragement and support. Young adult patients transitioning from pediatrics to our clinic will also be assisted with care planning to ensure a smooth transition of care.

The IBD Clinic Team

Lia Kaufman, MD  Linda Morris-McCoy, ACNP-BC 
Cassandra Teigen, RN  Erica Merigian, RN
Jacqueline Beasley, LMSW  Pam Hall, MA