What to Expect
Upon arrival at our facility, if you have already filled out your health history and other forms, please present them to the Front Desk staff when you check in. If you do not have these with you we will ask you to complete several forms.
In the process of your gastroenterology evaluation, a history and physical examination will be performed by one of our highly qualified providers. On occasion, one of our certified Physician Assistants or a Nurse Practitioner may be involved with your consultation or follow-up visit.
Prior records, including any available office notes, as well as laboratory, x-ray, and pathology reports will be reviewed. After this has been completed, recommendations for treatment or additional testing will be reviewed with you. A full report of our findings and suggested treatment(s) will also be sent to your referring and/or primary care physician.
Upon completion of your visit with the provider you will be routed to the check-out desk and scheduling department. At this point, our highly trained staff members will provide detailed instructions regarding any laboratory, radiologic, or endoscopic services that have been ordered.
Many patients who are referred to Asheville Gastroenterology Associates require some type of endoscopic procedure. This would be arranged either at The Endoscopy Center or one of the affiliated hospital sites depending on the equipment and services which may be required for your procedure.