Mary Kathy Brooks, CNP
- Adena Gastroenterology
- Phone Number:
- (740) 779-8530
- Fax Number:
- (740) 779-8539
- Graduate School
- University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing/, Cincinnati, Ohio
Mary Kathy Brooks, CNP, is a certified nurse practitioner at Adena Gastroenterology in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Ms. Brooks, who more commonly goes by Kathy, specializes in treating a variety of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, including abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), peptic ulcer disease, and colitis, which is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. Ms. Brooks provides care to patients as outpatients, within the hospital, and on consult.
In addition to treating gastrointestinal diseases, Ms. Brooks is involved in numerous areas of research including the study of fecal microbiota transplant therapy (FMT), which uses stool from a healthy donor and transplants it into a patient to replace good bacteria that has been damaged or killed by disease. Her research also includes extensive work on domperidone, a medication that affects the contractions of the stomach and bowel and is often used to treat gastroparesis.
In her free time, Ms. Brooks actively participates in the Chillicothe Civic Theatre. She has been a member since 2006 and currently serves on the board and as business manager. She has participated in numerous musicals and plays and has had the opportunity to direct as well. She is passionate about the performing arts and enjoys decorating sets for productions.