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Telehealth services have been approved for all insurances, which allows you a virtual visit with one of our providers without having to be in the office. This service is being offered to our established patients. Some insurance plans require video and others are only requiring telephone services. Please see the list below as to what your insurance will require. If your insurance is not listed, please call us so we can check your plan for specific instructions. Requires Video: Medicare UCH Commercial and Medicare Aetna Tricare Cigna Anthem...

Digestive Health Specialists of the Southeast is taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible to all of our patients. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, all elective non-urgent procedures at Southeast Health, Flowers Hospital, and Surgery Center South will be canceled and rescheduled. At this time, Dothan Surgery Center is remaining open, but is operating with a consolidated schedule. Procedures scheduled for Dothan Surgery Center may be rescheduled if necessary.   All four office locations (Dothan Main, Dothan East, Ozark and...

Digestive Health Specialists of the Southeast is taking extra precautions to provide the safest environment possible to all of our patients. Beginning Monday March 23, 2020, all elective non-urgent procedures at both Southeast Health and Flowers Hospital will be canceled and rescheduled.   Dothan Surgery Center and Surgery Center South both serve as valuable resources for our community, and will now help offset the increased demand for care at the hospitals.  These ambulatory surgery centers are able to continue most procedures and...

A Letter to our Immunocompromised Patients We understand there is a lot of information and guidance in the news and community these days about Covid-19 (Coronavirus). We are here to help you understand the information and take precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Controls (CDC) and our Physicians. What is the coronavirus (COVID–19)? A new coronavirus affecting humans was identified at the end of 2019 (named COVID-19). Reported illnesses have ranged from mild to severe, including death. There have been confirmed cases...

If you have symptoms and answer yes to these questions, call your doctor before showing up. Do you have a fever greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees?Do you have symptoms of a respiratory infection such as cough or sore throat?Have you traveled within the last 14 days to an affected geographic area?Have you been in contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19? This will allow staff to prepare for you while limiting your interaction with other patients and visitors....

In 1993, the American Nurses Association declared one week every May as the national week to celebrate and elevate the nursing profession. National Nurses Week is a time for everyone to recognize the contributions and positive impact of American nurses. Employers, health care professionals, community leaders, individuals, and nurses come together to celebrate nurses and their profession. Nurses Week ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was an English nurse who became the first woman to receive the...

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined. We want to take this month to bring awareness to colorectal cancer and routine screenings that can prevent this type of cancer. This year alone, over 50,000 people will die from colorectal cancer, and an estimated 60% could have been prevented with screenings. Here is some information from the Fight Colorectal Cancer Organization on the types of screenings. Our physicians recommend a Colonoscopy as the preferred...

Living with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation can be confusing and frustrating at times. Chronic constipation without an identifiable cause is often referred to as Chronic Idiopathic Constipation or CIC. Idiopathic means that the cause cannot be determined or is unknown. CIC has symptoms of bloating, straining, and difficult, infrequent or incomplete bowel movements. It has been estimated that as many as 35 million adults in the U.S. may suffer from CIC. There are several factors that can affect CIC and even...

Christopher Rosen • Entertainment Weekly Eighteen years after Katie Couric’s groundbreaking televised colonoscopy on NBC’s Todayshow, Couric helped late-night host Jimmy Kimmel get the procedure done as he turned 50 years old. With help from Couric, Kimmel prepped for his colonoscopy the night before the exam and was later driven to the hospital by the former morning-show host for the procedure. “People say this isn’t fun, but I say it’s a lot more fun than being diagnosed with colorectal cancer,” Couric, whose husband died...

Mark Twain once said: "The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." Patients and providers are increasingly recognizing that food’s battleground is the GI tract. There has been an explosion of research linking food to the pathogenesis and treatment of a wide range of GI conditions. A recent survey of ACG members found that while the vast majority of gastroenterologists in the United States recommend dietary changes to their patients...