Setting the Standards for Digestive Care for More than Three Decades
If you’ve ever had major stomach or intestinal issues, then you’ve likely seen a gastroenterologist, a medical doctor who specializes in the structure, function, and diseases of the digestive organs. Few doctors know gastroenterology the way Dr. Barry Winston does. He was the first full-time gastroenterologist from Houston to Dallas along Interstate 45. He practiced at two hospitals at the time and four others over the years, opening endoscopy centers in two of those. Dr. Winston has over 30 years of experience, having been in private practice since 1977, and has been involved in clinical research since 1989 conducting over 180 clinical trials involving 60 pharmaceutical companies and clinical research organizations. Over the years, he has served numerous pharmaceutical companies as an expert professional.
Dr. Winston was the principal investigator for Remicade, a revolutionary biologic treatment for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. He began the Remicade trials in 1997 and still has patients who see him every eight weeks for treatment. Dr. Winston says, “It’s been revolutionary in the field of inflammatory bowel disease because it gives people back their lives. It controls the symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and arthritis as well as other symptoms they may have.” He has a Remicade infusion center in his office, staffed by a nurse with over 15 years of experience with the treatment.
Dr. Winston recently moved from the location he’d had for many decades to an office at Springwoods Village, a multi-use development which includes doctor’s offices on several floors, as well as St. Luke’s Hospital. With a beautiful new office and a friendly, competent staff, patients will be pleased with their visit. All procedures are out-patient, conducted in the Endoscopy Center of TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital.
Community service is important to Dr. Winston. He is known as a big supporter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and in the early 2000’s he was the co-chairman of the Gulf Coast CCFA. He’s also involved with NAM (Northwest Assistance Ministries), as well as Medical Bridges, a service which helps distribute medical supplies to countries in need. He recently produced a series of Public Service Announcements—thirteen medical stories with interviews—for Telemundo.
Dr. Winston is Houston’s premier gastroenterologist. He is a native Texan, born and raised in Galveston. He is a husband and proud father of three daughters, and currently lives in the Woodlands. When not in the office, he likes to golf and horseback ride.
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Schedule a screening colonoscopy if you:
- Are 50 or older and have an average risk of colon cancer
- Are 45 or over and are African American
- Have symptoms such as a change in bowel movements or blood in the stool
- Have a family history of colon cancer or polyps and are over age 40, or within 10 years of a previous family member’s age of diagnosis
- Have a genetic link to colon cancer
- Have a personal history of colon cancer
- Have ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or Crohn’s disease
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Remicade Infusion Therapy
- Non-Surgical Internal Hemorrhoid Treatment
- Affordable Endoscopic Procedures
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By Lisa Jenkins-Moore
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