In the meantime, these new data raise understandable concern over prolonged usage of acid-suppressive medications and we recognize our patients’ apprehension over this matter. Our practice evaluates each patient’s need for PPI use on a case by case basis. We consider potential risks involved and weigh them against the benefits that PPi therapy may provide. There are circumstances in which the usage of PPI therapy is essential and withdrawal of PPI therapy may lead to serious consequences, such as in patients on anticoagulation and patients with ulcer disease. We recommend using PPI therapy at the lowest possible dose and no longer than is absolutely necessary. Each patient on PPI therapy should be re-evaluated by a doctor every 3 months to determine the need for continued PPI use. Your long-term health is our absolute priority. We will continue to update you on the latest data in regards to PPI use as it becomes available.