Dr. Ian Bookman

Dr. Ian Bookman, MD - The Tummy Clinic

Dr. Ian Bookman


Ian Bookman, MD is a Gastroenterologist in Toronto who specializes in diseases of the digestive system, including general gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy. Dr. Bookman provides patient care and performs endoscopic procedures at St. Joseph’s Health Centre as well as at the Kensington Screening Clinic. He received his medical degree and fellowships in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from the University of Toronto, and is also certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Bookman is the President of the Ontario Association of Clinical Endoscopists, he also founded the charity Bum Run to raise awareness of colon cancer screening and prevention, which has raised more than $500,000 net for charity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term. The cause is not well understood.

There is no definitive test to diagnose IBS. IBS is diagnosed after your doctor has reviewed your symptoms and occasionally ordered tests to rule out other conditions.

Visits at the Tummy Clinic are not covered by OHIP or your provincial health care system, however, most extended healthcare plans cover many aspects of the care you will receive here, such as visits to Naturopathic Doctors, Dietitians, Social Workers or Psychotherapists. Check your benefits package or contact your insurance company for more information.