News & Events

17
Sept

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, please call your Primary Care Provider for medical advice. 

All our offices and endoscopy centers are open for in-person services, including elective, screening and surveillance procedures.  If appropriate, we continue to offer telehealth appointments for all patients.

Safety is our top priority.  At Gastro, we are taking enhanced measures to ensure a safe and sanitized environment for all patients and staff.  We are following CDC-recommended guidelines which can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

  • All patients are screened upon arrival for their appointment.
  • Masks our required in all our facilities. Please wear one if you have one.
  • We are only allowing patients in our offices unless a medical decision-maker is necessary for the appointment.
  • We are taking additional precautions with physical distancing and sanitization.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office. We are happy to help.

25
July

We are open!
We are here to help.

At Gastroenterology Associates, we are committed to providing for your healthcare needs during the Coronavirus outbreak.  We are pleased to offer the following services:

  • In-Person Office Visits at all locations (Greenville, Simpsonville, Clemson, Spartanburg)
  • Elective Procedures at our Endoscopy Centers
  • Telehealth Appointments

We are taking additional precautions at all our facilities to ensure the health and safety of our patients.  We ask for your patience and understanding as we adjust our office flow to support CDC recommendations.

What to expect?

We want to ensure our facilities are safe spaces for all staff and patients. Upon arrival, please be prepared for the following:

  • A screening specialist will screen everyone entering our offices. Your temperature will be taken and you will be asked specific COVID-19 screening questions.  Patients who present symptoms may be rescheduled for a telehealth appointment. If you have been tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results, please call our office before arriving for your appointment.
  • Patients and staff are required to wear masks while in the office. A mask will be provided to those who arrive without one.
  • We allow only patients in exam rooms unless the presence of a medical decision-maker is necessary. We ask that family or friends accompanying patients wait in the car rather than the waiting area to reduce the risk of virus transmission. Our lobbies are limited to patients and their essential caregivers.

For the most up-to-date information and recommendations on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website https://www.cdc.gov/.

Appointments

Along with in-person office visits, we continue to offer Telehealth visits. This is a great way to see a provider from the convenience of your home.  If you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please call our office before coming in for an in-person appointment.  Our staff will be happy to reschedule you for a virtual visit.  We are here to help.
Call (864) 232-7338.

19
June

Important Information About Your Cloth Face Coverings

19
June

What you should know about COVID-19 to protect yourself and others

27
may

Notice Regarding COVID-19

Gastroenterology Associates is committed to providing your healthcare needs during the Coronavirus outbreak.  We remain open and available to take care of patients during these difficult times.The health, safety, and well-being of our patients and staff are top priorities.  We want to ensure our facilities are safe spaces for all patients that are continuing to be seen in the office.  If any of the following applies to you, please call our office before entering our facility.

  • Fever (100.4 or higher)
  • Recent onset cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for Coronavirus
  • Been tested for Coronavirus and still waiting on the results
  • For the most up-to-date information and recommendations on COVID-19 you may visit the CDC or SC DHEC webpages.

What we have implemented in our offices:

  • Intensive screening of patients upon entrance into our lobbies. Any patients who present with the above symptoms may be rescheduled for a telemedicine appointment.
  • No visitors accompanying patients to their appointment, unless medically necessary.
  • Proper disinfection of all clinical areas per standard protocols.
  • If you have a mask, we ask you wear one into our office.
  • If patients prefer to stay at home, we are offering telemedicine visits.

Protect yourself and others:

  • Practice social distancing and stay at home when you can.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wear a cloth face cover when you go out in public. The cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected. It does not substitute social distancing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

If you feel you may have COVID-19 or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive, please contact your Primary Care Provider. For the most up-to-date information and recommendations on COVID-19 you may visit the CDC or SC DHEC webpages.

5
SEP

Upstate Doctors Urge More To Get Colon Cancer Screenings Early

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US, but now there are more ways to be screened than ever before.

7
Dec

Many physicians are wary of patients coming in with printouts of their Internet searches. The thicker the pile of printouts, the greater the amount of office time the physician has to spend explaining why the patient does not have the particular disease. …

24
April

As part of our annual effort to raise awareness for colon cancer prevention, the physicians and staff at Gastroenterology Associates in an annual colon cancer screening day. This effort is designed to provide colonoscopies to patients who otherwise could not afford or do not have access to colon cancer prevention…

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