The flu doesn’t usually occur during the summertime. But some people will often say that they have the “stomach flu.” And the “stomach flu” is not actually influenza virus, but it is much more likely to be gastroenteritis or one of the other summer viruses that causes vomiting and diarrhea.
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the field of digestive diseases. So it’s a very interesting specialty. It involves anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum, so the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. So a lot of things we look at as gastroenterologists.