At Gastroenterology Associates, your health is our priority. We are committed to the highest safety standards for our patients, staff, and community.
COVID-19 Update: Our Endoscopy Center and Clinic are open for business. We are taking extra precautions for the safety of our patients, staff, and community. We are continuing to adhere to our strict infectious disease prevention protocols and following CDC guidelines. We are closely monitoring all updates in relation to the identification and management of the coronavirus COVID-19.
Our team members are taking extra steps to keep you safe from COVID-19 while you are here.
Our “virtual” clinic is OPEN through Telehealth visits through ZOOM. This allows patients to “visit” with the doctor with or without video, which is currently covered by most insurances. It’s simpler than you think. Your doctor will determine if a telehealth visit is appropriate for you. Please call our office if you wish to set up a traditional office or Telehealth visit. We continue to be available 24/7 for emergencies and inpatients at Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. We will support our patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will update you as our status changes over the upcoming weeks and months.
A video for installing Zoom can be viewed here.
At Gastroenterology Associates, our board-certified gastroenterologists specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of digestive and liver diseases. We provide gastroenterology and hepatology services, including advanced evaluation and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, biliary system (gallbladder and bile ducts), and liver. We are experts in colon cancer diagnosis and prevention.
Our emphasis is on individualized patient care. We are dedicated to the delivery of quality care with each patient and with every procedure. We look forward to serving you and your family.
At Gastroenterology Associates, we hold our practice to the highest standards. It is one of many ways that we provide expert, compassionate care.
Authorities feel that detecting adenomas (benign tumors) is the single best indicator for a quality colonoscopy. Our physicians adhere to strict performance standards for this exam. We measure each physician’s Adenoma Detection Rate and Cecal Intubation Rates monthly. Individually and collectively, our eight board-certified physicians consistently far exceed national benchmarks
Gastroenterology Associates remains a leader, both regionally and nationally, in quality measures that matter to you.
Our Hickory office is conveniently located at 415 North Center Street, on the third floor of the Medical Specialties Center, across from Frye Regional Medical Center.
We understand your time is valuable. For your convenience, Gastroenterology Associates offers the popular Fast Track for patient care.