GASTROENTEROLOGY MADE SIMPLE
Easily schedule colonoscopies & other diagnostic tests with Direct Access Procedures.
Borland Groover’s Direct Access Procedures program helps make preventive care easier and more accessible by identifying patients who qualify for colonoscopies or other select diagnostic procedures without the need for an office visit first.
Through Direct Access Procedures, select board-certified gastroenterologists and referring physicians can help you get the preventive care you need in the most efficient, cost-saving and comfortable way possible.
BENEFITS OF DIRECT ACCESS PROCEDURES
Through Direct Access Procedures, patients benefit from:
- Convenient scheduling, including Saturday appointments
- Cost savings from skipping the office visit and going straight to your procedure
- Access to expert gastroenterologists and nursing staff in our outpatient clinics
- Early detection and prevention of colon cancer when you get a colonoscopy
FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE
To see if you’re eligible for Direct Access Procedures:
- Talk to your primary care doctor
- Call us directly at 904-398-7205, option 1
- Must not have any of the following symptoms or conditions:
- Positive Cologuard test
- On blood thinners (except Aspirin)
- Receiving dialysis
- Kidney disease
- Change in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight change
- Chronic constipation or diarrhea
- BMI 45 or greater
- Weight greater than or equal to 350lbs
- Major cardiac/pulmonary disease
- History of epilepsy or seizures
- Bleeding disorders
- Use CPAP or BiPAP
- Sleep apnea
- Liver disease
WHY GET SCREENED
Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms until the disease is in its later stages, making routine screenings vital to your health. With proper testing, colon cancer is highly preventable and, if caught early, easily treated.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard in colon cancer prevention because it is the only test that allows your gastroenterologist to find and remove polyps before they become cancer. If you’re over 45* or have a history of polyps or colorectal cancer, it’s time to get screened.