Welcome to Associates in Gastroenterology!

It is our mission to serve you with quality, cost-efficient medical and health care, to be responsible citizens in our community, and to operate on sound business principles. We are proud of our office, our staff, and the quality of our services. If you have any questions we would love to hear from you!

Colon Cancer Screening

A colon cancer screening is one or more tests conducted by your gastroenterologist, the purpose of which is to either diagnose or rule out colon or colorectal cancer. There are several tests used in colon cancer screening. A fecal occult blood test (tests the stool for minute traces of blood) is simple and inexpensive, however, it only detects polyps or cancer which are bleeding at the time of test. Learn More...

Download Our Patient Forms

On our resources page you will find download links for important patient forms. Instructions for procedure prep, new patient information, accepted insurance plans, insurance billing information, and post operation recovery care forms are all available. To download the forms please click here. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call!

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