National Screening Day

Blount Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.

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Blount Gastroenterology Associates provides state-of-the-art medical care to patients through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and diseases. Our four board certified physicians serve the Maryville community at our practice office and neighboring endoscopy center.

Our doctors are experts in all aspects of their specialties, including colon cancer screening procedures, treatment of GERD, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcer disease. If you’re looking for advanced, comprehensive GI patient care, contact your primary care physician for a referral to us or call us at (865) 983-0073 to inquire about an appointment.

Study Finds Association between IBD Activity and Severity of Depression 2/26/2015 : An estimated 1.6 million Americans suffer from IBD, and many of them experience anxiety or depression as a result of their condition. In fact, one study found that IBD patients are twice as likely to suffer depression.  
Strep Bacteria Could Be Used to Treat Colon Cancer 2/19/2015 : Dr. John McCormick of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and his colleagues engineered a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach itself to tumor cells, forcing the immune system to recognize and attack the cancer.  
Talk to a Loved One about Colon Cancer 2/12/2015 : But when you consider that colon cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in the United States despite being one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, the importance of these discussions becomes obvious.  
African Americans Need Earlier Colon Screenings 2/5/2015 : This annual observance is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. And when it comes to health care, this means drawing awareness to the need for early colon cancer screening.  

Did You Know?

Nearly 75 percent of colon cancer cases have no prior family history and most have no symptoms.
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