Welcome to Decatur Gastroenterology Associates, PC, serving physicians and patients throughout north Alabama.  We would like to welcome Dr. Jeanette Keith to our practice.  Dr Keith come to us from Birmingham and is a great addition to our practice.

 She is now accepting appointments for both consults and procedures.






Dr. Keith's Resume


Dr. Keith

Jeanette N. Keith, M.D. is a gastroenterologist who has specialized training in Clinical Nutrition. Her practice focus includes colon cancer prevention, GI disorders that affect obese patients, medical weight management, small bowel mucosal diseases, GI or nutritional concerns of the bariatric patient and general gastroenterology. Research interests include understanding and managing lactose intolerance as well as the management of GI/nutritional complications of bariatric surgery. 


She earned her degree in Medicine from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She subsequently trained in general Internal Medicine at Indiana University Medical Center.  She then completed a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia followed by a three-year NIH-supported fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the University of California-Davis. She is an active member of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN). 


Recent publications:

1.Keith JN, Nicholls J, Reed A, Kafer K, Miller GD. The Prevalence of Self-reported Lactose Intolerance and the Consumption of Dairy Foods Among African American Adults Are Less Than Expected. J Natl Med Assoc 2011;103:36-45.

2.Keith, JN. Endoscopic Management of Common Bariatric Surgical Complications. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am 2011; 21:275-285.

3.Locher JL, Bonner JA, Carrol WR, Caudell JJ, Keith JN, Kilgore ML, Ritchie CS, Roth DL, Tajeu GS, Allison JJ. Prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement in treatment of head and neck cancer: a comprehensive review and call for evidence-based medicine. J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2011;35;365-374.

4.Keith JN. Lactose Intolerance: A Personal Perspective. AGA Perspectives 2011;7;10-11.