Gastroenterology The role of the primary care provider in colonoscopy compliance

The role of the primary care provider in colonoscopy compliance

The primary care provider is the first line of defense against colon cancer, yet for every two patients who are referred by their physician to get colonoscopies, only one of them will end up completing the important cancer screening. The reasons why people don’t get colonoscopies A common reason for not scheduling a colonoscopy: Patients …

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Gastroenterology Upper gastrointestinal cancer program simplifies, expands care

Upper gastrointestinal cancer program simplifies, expands care

The Norton Cancer Institute Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Program was formed in 2018 with the chief objective to provide faster, easier access to evidence-based, compassionate care and novel treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancies. These include cancers of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, stomach and esophagus. The cornerstone of the program is the closer alignment of specialists …

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Gastroenterology Alison Sharpe, D.O., joins Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville

Alison Sharpe, D.O., joins Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville

Alison Sharpe, D.O., is the newest member of the Norton Gastroenterology Consultants of Louisville team. The Bowling Green, Kentucky, native completed her gastroenterology fellowship at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. Dr. Sharpe attended the University of Kentucky as an undergraduate and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, Pennsylvania, for medical school. She completed …

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Cancer Norton Healthcare offering Saturday colonoscopies

Norton Healthcare offering Saturday colonoscopies

Though colorectal cancer cases have been steadily decreasing for the past two decades, it remains the third most common cancer in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly all unscreened people know they need a colon cancer screening. So why aren’t they getting screened, specifically via colonoscopy? One of the top …

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