Blount Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.
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.
Do E-Cigarettes Pose a Threat for Colon Cancer Risk?
A recent laboratory study, led by UCLA professor Dr. Steven M. Dubinett, found that the nicotine-laced vapor from electronic cigarettes promoted the development of cancer in human lung cells, similar to the way that tobacco smoke does.
Pros and Cons of Buying Organic Food
In terms of nutrition, there is little difference between organic food and regular food. The primary health concern lies in exposure to pesticide residues, hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Zumba for Digestive Health
Zumba falls into the category of aerobic exercise, which is an integral part of keeping your digestive system healthy. Aerobic exercise promotes digestion by increasing blood flow to the organs and stimulating the muscles of the GI tract.
Pros and Cons of Probiotic Supplements
Should you take a pill supplement, or choose foods that naturally contain probiotics? Each method has its own pros and cons, so here are some things to consider when deciding one works best for you.