dustin james md

Dr. James is often called a kind and caring physician (and also a mad scientist!)

He is constantly pushing himself to learn more about health and science.  This passion for learning and then using this knowledge to help people has been a driving force at tummydrops.

He graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with honors and distinction before receiving his medical training in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine, currently ranked as the #6 medical center in the nation by US News and World Report. Throughout his education, he has received numerous awards related to academic performance, as well as teaching excellence, of which he is most proud of the later.

He has also designed and published multiple medical investigations covering topics from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, to colon polyps and amyloidosis of the gastrointestinal tract.

Clinically, he specializes in many common and rare disorders of the gastrointestinal tract and liver including Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) &  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

In 2010, he penned The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Digestive Health, by Penguin Publishing Group.  He regularly participates as an expert in national media regarding issues related to digestive health, including Woman's World Magazine, the John Tesh show, Health & Wellness with Monica Adams on KMOX, and sheknows.com.  

Outside of his work with patients and tummydrops, Dr. James adores his wonderful family and dog!  He is constantly exploring innovative new ways to help people (aka mad science).  With a mostly approving nod from his wife, Helen, he converted his garage into a test lab.  Currently, he is looking for ways to make wheat bread gluten free, and is seeking to make the best tasting gluten-free beer available anywhere.  Prost!


She completed her undergraduate education with summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and her medical education from Washington University School of Medicine, currently ranked as #6 in US News and World Report lists of best medical schools.

From a young age, she knew she wanted to help people lead healthy lives.  In medical school, she fell in love with healthy skin and started the St. Louis based dermatology practice, Chesterfield Valley Dermatology

She often serves as guest speaker and local expert on issues related to medical and cosmetic dermatology.

She is an avid cook, and loves spending time chatting and cooking with her family.  Sunday dinner has become a time of joy at the household, with cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, & sisters all showing up for a great meal.  She used her cooking talents to help her oldest son, who has severe food allergies, navigate the often tough waters of growing up in a world of unhealthy and dangerous foods.  It was this concern and passion that inspired her role in the development of tummydrops.