About Gastroenterology Associates

Hickory Office Building
Main Lobby
Office Entrance
Hickory Reception Area
Front Office - Reception Room
Nurses Desk
Preprocedure Room
Endo Common Area
Recovery Room
Endoscope Cleaner
Clinic Nurses Station
Exam Room

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Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. was founded in 1996 by Dr. Caroll Koscheski and Dr. John Meier. Over the years, the practice has grown from two doctors with three employees to a team of nine physicians, seven advanced practice providers, and staff including more than 90 full and part-time employees. As our practice continues to grow, we are committed to providing our patients with quality resources, expertise, and advanced techniques within our specialty.  

All of our physicians are board-certified in gastroenterology. Our physicians are fellowship-trained experts in endoscopy, the examination of the intestines with a “scope” or “light.” Our physicians have achieved a high level of skill with these procedures through rigorous training. Our practice has safely performed over one hundred thousand examinations. It makes a difference.

All of our providers are affiliated with Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. Our group also provides 24-hour, 7-day-a-week coverage as consultants in Gastroenterology for in-patients.

Our state-of-the-art endoscopy facility in our Hickory office has been recognized for outstanding quality measures by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). It is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We are licensed by Medicare and the State of North Carolina. Patients appreciate the comfortable atmosphere, our friendly staff, and the significant cost savings associated with procedures performed at our in-office facility.

We serve patients in a large multi-county, 50-mile-wide region, including the cities of Hickory, Conover, Newton, Maiden, Claremont, Catawba, Mountain View, Hildebran, Granite Falls, Hudson, Lenoir, Bethlehem, Taylorsville, Valdese, Morganton, Blowing Rock, Boone, North Wilkesboro, Statesville, Stony Point, Lincolnton, Vale, Denver, Dallas, Stanley, Cherryville, Gastonia, and Shelby.

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Careers at Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.

Thank you for your interest in Gastroenterology Associates, P.A. We offer opportunities for you to develop an exciting and rewarding career with us in health care. We are committed to providing high quality patient care in a comfortable, compassionate environment with skilled and dedicated employees.

Current Job Openings


RN and Endoscopy Medical Assistant 

Now accepting RN, CNA, and Surgical Tech applications for PRN positions for our office-based Endoscopy unit in Hickory. Endoscopy experience preferred but will train team-oriented, motivated individuals. Please send resume to Human Resources Manager at hr@gastro-assoc.com


If you are healthy and have no symptoms, call 828-624-1358 to schedule a screening colonoscopy. A registered nurse will take your medical history over the phone and schedule your appointment. If you are having symptoms, you need a referral from your Primary Care Physician.

Our Office in Hickory, NC

Gastroenterology Associates, P.A.
415 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601

Endoscopy Center - 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Clinic - Lower Level, Suite 002
Infusion Center - Lower Level, Suite 002

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Contact Us

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

(828) 328-3300
(828) 328-9101

Our on-call physician can be reached through the Frye Regional Medical Center at (828) 315-5000 (established patients only)

For appointments and questions:
Call:   (828) 328-3300