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Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease
Past President of Medical Staff at Sentara Potomac Hospital
Former Chairmen of Medicine at Potomac Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine at VCU School of Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at George
   Washington University

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is a specialist of the digestive system.

Who should see a gastroenteroligist?
Patients with problems involving such things as trouble swallowing, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, change in bowel movements diarrhea, constipation blood in stool, abdominal pain. Liver diseases (ex. hepatitis, fatty liver).

Who needs a colonoscopy?
Everyone at the age of 50 or earlier if they have family history of colon cancer or colon disease. If you are African American you should have a screening at the age of 45.

What is a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure to visualize the large intestine and if any biopsies or removal of polyps are needed that will be done at the time of procedure.

Why do I need a consultation first?
It is important for us to get to know your medical history as well as it is important for you to know and feel comfortable with us. What should I bring to my initial consult? List of meds, insurance cards and any referrals if insurance requires. Health history. Contact information for primary physicians & family member.
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