Frequently Asked Questions

Office Visits

Time of Arrival

Will I need to fill out paperwork before my office visit?
Yes. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Please bring your completed paperwork with you, or you may download the patient packet from our website prior to your appointment. There may be additional forms for you to complete upon arrival.

Procedures – In Office or at Hospital

Time of Arrival

What time do I need to arrive for my procedure?
Please arrive at your scheduled time of arrival for your procedure. You will be notified of your arrival time the day before your procedure.

Will I need to fill out paperwork before my procedure?
Yes. Please arrive at your scheduled time of arrival for your procedure. Please bring your completed paperwork with you, or you may download the patient packet from our website prior to your appointment. There may be additional forms for you to complete upon arrival.

Referrals

Do I need a doctor referral to schedule a screening colonoscopy exam?
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.

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A COLONOSCOPY EXAM.

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, Suite 300
Hickory, NC 28601

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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