We are pleased to confirm our care centers are open, and we continue to schedule and perform elective procedures.The safety of our patients, providers and teammates is our top priority, and enhanced safety protocols remain in place. If for any reason we would need to reschedule your appointment or procedure, a member of our team will… Read more »
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has lowered the colorectal cancer screening age to 45. This means all people at average risk should start screening for colorectal cancer at age 45. Depending on risk factors (family history, etc.), some people may need to be screened even earlier. Talk to a doctor about any concerns.… Read more »
We are pleased to share that, because of all we have done together to flatten the curve, we are now able to offer additional services, including elective procedures. The safety of our patients, providers and teammates remains our priority, and we have developed a thoughtful plan to phase in our services over time. On May… Read more »
Based on the guidelines released by Gov. Ivey, Gastro Health will resume elective procedures as of May 1, 2020. The health of our patients and healthcare workers is paramount. Surgery centers will implement new safety measures such as increased screenings, additional personal protective equipment (PPE), and limitations on visitors. Gastro Health will continue to offer… Read more »
Gastro Health offices are open and we are caring for patients. In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering three different appointment types: 1) Telehealth (video) appointments 2) Telephone appointments 3) In-office appointments For video appointments, all that is needed is a device with a camera and a microphone (smartphone, tablet, laptop,… Read more »
In order to provide continued care to our community, Gastro Health is offering telehealth visits to patients, allowing them to get the care they need from the safety and convenience of their homes. Patients only need a device with a camera and microphone. For patients who have an urgent need that to be seen in… Read more »
IBD Patient Guidance – COVID-19 With the recent world-wide pandemic from COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation has issued updated guidelines for patients with IBD to help protect themselves from this virus. The topics cover such things as when to stay home from work/school/events, how to get information from credible sources, who is… Read more »
March 18, 2020 Important Information for Gastro Health Patients Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gastro Health is taking additional precautions to protect our patients and our staff. Effective Wednesday March 18, 2020, Gastro Health will begin making the following operational changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Gastro Health will immediately suspend satellite clinic operations… Read more »
Dr. Shaffer appeared on Fox 6 News to discuss the symptoms of Colon Cancer. Watch Dr. Shaffer’s segment on FOX 6 here.
Dr. Truss appeared on Fox 6 News to discuss Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Watch Dr. Truss’ segment on FOX 6 here.