LuLu Iles-Shih
LuLu Iles-Shih, M.D.

LuLu Iles-Shih, M.D.

LuLu Iles-Shih, M.D.


Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Colon Cancer, Colon Cancer Dx, Colon Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Conditions, Colorectal Screening, Constipation, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Chronic, Diverticulitis, Endoscopy, Esophageal Achalasia, Esophageal Cancer, Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Familial Colon Cancer, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastroenterology, Gastro-Esophageal Junction, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Gastrointestinal, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatology, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver, Liver Disease, Liver Dx, Nutrition, Peg Tube Insertion, Rectal Cancer, Sigmoidoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Viral Hepatitis

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Iles-Shih practices general gasteroenterology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis, nutrition, esophageal disorders, and colorectal screening. She believes that the best patient outcomes are achieved through careful listening, honest communication, and tailoring the best available evidence-based treatments to each patient's unique circumstances and individual needs. Dr. Iles-Shih values her patients' time and priorities and is grateful for the privilege of helping them attain optimal health through medical care that is prevention-focused, personalized, thorough, and efficient.

Personal Interests

When not at work, Dr. Iles-Shih enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and exploring the many wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Medical School

University of Arizona


Oregon Health and Science University


University of Utah Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Board Certifications

Board certified Intermal Medicine; Board Certified Gastroenterology


Fluent Mandarin (Chinese); Conversational Spanish

Professional Associations:

American Gastroenterological Association- Member; American College of Gastroenterology- Member

Over the counter medications to avoid for gastrointestinal health

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medications frequently used to treat general aches and pains like headaches, musculoskeletal, and joint pains. NSAIDs include Celebrex, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Excedrin, Alleve, Advil, Diclofenac, and Naproxen.

However, these medications may cause harm to the gastrointestinal system: possible bleeding risks, ulcer formation, ischemia, or decreased blood flow to certain areas of the gastrointestinal system which can lead to increased bleeding, vomiting of blood, or blood in the stool. These medications should be ...

Why you should care about fatty liver disease

The liver is a vital organ necessary for survival.  It performs crucial functions including protein synthesis and detoxification.  When excessive amounts of fat and lipids accumulate in the liver cells, this can lead to liver injury and cause a disease called fatty liver disease.  Fatty liver disease is a serious diagnosis that has become one of the most common causes of abnormal liver function tests in the United States.   Fatty liver disease is also referred to as Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or NAFLD.  NAFLD is associated with other diseases which influence fat metabolism, such as type 2 diabetes.

Why is fatty liver disease important?

NAFLD is a single disease seen in both alcoholics and non-alcoholics, especially in those who are overweight.  When a biopsy is taken of a fatty liver, features of liver injury and fat deposit in the liver may be seen.  These findings are of crucial importance as fat accumulation may cause progressive inflammation of the liver over time.  This is called steatohepatitis.  Unfortunately, NAFLD may progress to cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver, which may mean someone would later need ....

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