We can't wait to see your smiling faces. Our mission is to provide the best possible pediatric GI care while ensuring that you and your child have a warm, comfortable, and personalized experience during your visit.
At Happy Tummies Pediatric GI Clinic, patients from infants to young adults will receive comprehensive evaluation and management of their gastrointestinal problems. From severe or recurrent abdominal pain to constipation or diarrhea, we will work with you to develop the best plan of care possible. Please see our services for a full list of the diagnoses we treat and the types of testing we provide. Learn more by visiting our
About Us page.
At Happy Tummies, Dr. Shannon’s vision and mission is to create a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment for patients and their families while receiving the best pediatric GI care possible. We want patients to know that they are heard, that they are special, and that they are not just “another number.”
Angela Shannon, MD is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist who has been in practice for over 11 years. A native of Smithville, MS, she graduated valedictorian of her high school class and went on to graduate cum laude from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. She trained at University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, MS during her pediatric residency and at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH for her pediatric gastroenterology fellowship. She has primarily practiced in the Jackson, Madison, and Flowood areas but also started a travel clinic in Tupelo in 2015. In January 2021, Dr. Shannon founded her own pediatric GI clinic- Happy Tummies- in Flowood, MS. Learn more about Dr. Shannon and her amazing team by visiting our Meet the Staff page.
"If you’re worried about your child’s stomach complaints, stooling habits, or inability to eat, please contact my office so I can investigate and discuss with you what needs to be done.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your worry is reason enough to make an appointment, and I’m here to help ."
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) occurs when stomach contents are spit back up or vomited into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. GER is very common in in- fants. Most babies with GER are happy and healthy even though they spit up or vomit. Spitting up tends to peak at 4 months and most infants stop spitting up by 12 months of age. Read more about GERD.
Constipation of bowel movements or painful passage of bowel movements. Children 1–4 years of age typically have a bowel movement 1–4 times a day. If not daily, more than 90% of children go at least every other day, although these children may be constipated. When children are constipated for a long time, they may begin to soil their underwear. This fecal soiling is involuntary – the child has no control over it. Read more about Constipation.
Celiac disease is an chronic condition mainly affecting the small intestine. It is a permanent sensitivity to gluten, a protein from wheat, rye, and barley. In affected individuals, eating food containing gluten leads to damage to the finger- like projections, or villi, lining the small intestine. Other names include celiac sprue and gluten sensitive enteropathy. Celiac disease is considered an auto-immune disorder, in which the body attacks itself. Read more about Celiac Disease.
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1679 Old Fannin Rd Ste E Flowood, MS 39232
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