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Blount Gastroenterology Associates, P.C.

Welcome!

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.

Doctor Targets Genes to Create Colon Cancer Vaccine 7/2/2015 : A shot that prevents colon cancer? It almost sounds too good to be true, but researchers at the University of Washington are working to make this dream a reality.  
Living with IBD—an Interview with Chris Yoakum 7/2/2015 : Rachel Morrell, freelance writer for AMSURG, interviewed Chris Yoakum of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Chris was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 1995, but years later he was re-diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.  
ASGE Updates Colonoscopy Preparation Guidelines 6/25/2015 : The colonoscopy is considered the gold standard of colon cancer screening tests, but like any other medical procedure, doctors are always seeking out areas for improvement.  
Probiotics Could Ease Depressive Thoughts, Study Suggests 6/18/2015 : Researchers have discovered a pill that could help alleviate symptoms of depression, and no, it isn’t Prozac.  

Did You Know?

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