End of Year Deductible: Make Time for Your Upper Endoscopy Screening

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.

Time Running Out to Schedule Your Year-End Colonoscopy 12/18/2014 : If you’re due for a colonoscopy, it’s a great idea to clear a few days on your calendar and schedule your procedure before the year ends. Here are just a few reasons why having your colonoscopy now could be beneficial.  
7 Ways Potential Patients Can Assess ASC Quality 12/16/2014 : With health care reform and increasing transparency, there are more and more resources being devoted to developing reliable and easy-to-use tools for patients to make better informed choices on quality (and cost).  
Colorectal Cancer Risk Reduced When Healthy Habits are Combined 12/4/2014 : Researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrueck in Nuthetal found that 22 percent of men and 11 percent of women who developed colorectal cancer could have prevented the disease by adopting six lifestyle behaviors.  
What Does it Mean to Be an Accredited Surgery Center? 12/2/2014 : Center and corporate staff devote their efforts to understanding, implementing and documenting the ways in which each surgery center meets (or exceeds) the specifications required for accreditation.  

Did You Know?

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