Health Night Out – April 23 – Gastroesophageal Reflux: More than heartburn?


Phyllis Ketring

Health Night Out presents Dr. Larissa Allen, Gastroenterologist on April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Between 25–40 percent of Americans of all ages suffer from acid reflux and 20 percent suffer from a more severe form commonly called GERD. Why do so many people experience these agitating, often persistent, symptoms of indigestion? When should you seek medical treatment? Health Night Out will address these issues and answer your questions.

Dr. Larissa Allen is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. At April’s Health Night Out, she will focus on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Dr. Larissa Allen was raised in Tucson and received her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University where she graduated Cum Laude and also completed a four-year collegiate tennis career.

After returning to Tucson, she graduated from medical school in 2008, subsequently completing her Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Her specialty areas of interest are GERD, esophageal motility disorders and colorectal cancer prevention. She is dedicated to the Tucson community where she lives with her husband and three children.

SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness is pleased to host Dr. Larissa Allen Monday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom.

Health Night Out is a free educational presentation for residents of SaddleBrooke One and Two and The Preserve and is brought to you by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. It offers a unique opportunity to learn from highly skilled local doctors and practitioners about a wide variety of health issues.

The Mesquite Grill will offer a special menu selection on Monday night, so you can enjoy dinner at The Mesquite Grill before attending the presentation.