Fast Track Process

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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For your convenience, Gastroenterology Associates offers the popular Fast Track for patient care. Fast Track is a process that allows patients to skip the initial office visit and come in the day of their procedure. This minimizes work absences and doctor visits and shows that we understand your time is valuable. Our patients are pleased with the savings and convenience.

First, our Doctors review the patient’s records to determine how the patient will be seen, which procedures are necessary, and whether our office-based endoscopy facility or a hospital location is best.

Following physician approval, a registered nurse calls the patient to conduct a comprehensive interview for medical history and to set a procedure date.

On the day of the exam, the patient meets with the physician who reviews their medical history, physical exam, and counsels them regarding the procedure.

Following the procedure, the physician meets with the patient again for a discussion of test findings.


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