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.

New Study Outlines Ethnic Disparities in Colon Cancer Screening 8/21/2014 : Baker and Liss believe that financial barriers are partially responsible for screening disparities. Colonoscopies remain the most common method of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, and the procedure can be quite costly.  
Red Meat Linked to Breast Cancer 8/14/2014 : Using a statistical model, the researchers estimated that the women who ate the most red meat showed an increase of 6.8 cases of breast cancer for every 1,000 women over the course of 20 years.  
The Importance of Finding a Skilled Gastroenterologist 8/7/2014 : New research shows that choosing an experienced gastroenterologist with a proven track record in adenoma (polyp) detection could reduce your risk of developing colon cancer by nearly half.  
Could Google Glass Be Bad for Your Eye Health? 8/1/2014 : Although this portable piece of technology provides unmatched convenience, the constant upward movement of the eyes places users at increased risk for eye strain and fatigue. Another concern is visual confusion.  

Did You Know?

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