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Information For Providers
Request Routine Consultation

Patients with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis can be some of the most complex patients in a physician's practice, and many providers do not manage patients with inflammatory bowel disease on a regular basis. To make a referral to the UW Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, please complete the UW Medicine Referral Request Form. For questions about referrals, please contact the UW Medicine Contact Center at 206.520.5000 or 1.877.520.5000​ toll free. The Contact Center's hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Refer a Patient
Request Urgent Outpatient Consultation

For urgent questions, or if you feel a patient needs urgent evaluation (within 2 weeks) or possible inpatient transfer to one of our sites, please call (800) 326-5300 to speak directly with one of our IBD providers, who can facilitate scheduling or provide you with more information. You will be put in touch with one of our IBD providers who will contact you as soon as possible. If you wish to speak directly with a specific provider, please request to speak with Drs. Anita Afzali, Scott Lee or Timothy Zisman via this number. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Follow Your Patients with U-Link

U-Link is a secure password protected internet portal that allows non-UWMC referring providers and other licensed referring health-care professionals access to the medical records for the patients that they refer to us and the patients we refer to them. This convenient, free service is designed specifically for referring providers and other licensed health-care professionals (with a registered NPI) who provide direct patient care.

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Continuing Medical Education

Providers are invited to join the UW Division of Gastroenterology's continuing medical education series titled Frontiers in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. This series is a weekly conference of rotating topics focused on the latest updates and advances in research and improvement of patient care. The series is taught and led by Division faculty and fellows, as well as faculty members from collaborating University of Washington departments, such as Pathology, Surgery, and Radiology. Invited local, national, and international experts in different fields are also invited to speak on subjects of their expertise in areas of particular current interest. An Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinical Case Conference is periodically scheduled throughout the year.

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