Colon Cancer Awareness Month is Here!

Did you know colonoscopy alone can reduce your risk of death from colon cancer by over 50 percent?

Colon cancer, while preventable when caught early, is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. In honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month this March, Arizona Digestive Health invites you to take the time to understand your risk factors for colon cancer and, if appropriate, schedule a colonoscopy screening.

Colon Cancer initially forms as a small polyp growing on the wall of the large intestine, which after years of growth could develop into cancer. There are many types of polyps and not all will become cancerous, but with regular colonoscopies you and your gastroenterologist will be able to prevent and remove polyps before they become cancerous. Colonoscopy screenings are recommended for individuals aged 50 and over, or younger if you have symptoms or family history of colon cancer.

Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our locations or request an appointment. Our physicians and staff are happy to answer any questions you have about colon cancer and colonoscopy.

Healthy, age-appropriate individuals may also be interested in our Open Access Colonoscopy program available at some locations. This program allows qualifying patients to schedule a colonoscopy procedure, usually without the need for a pre-procedure visit. Please see our website for more information about the Open Access Colonoscopy program.

Arizona Digestive Health Welcomes Drs. Glouberman, Wells, Gulinson, & Hauptman

PHOENIX (January 17, 2012) – One of the largest gastroenterology and hepatology groups in the U.S., Arizona Digestive Health, is expanding its ability to provide exceptional care for patients across Maricopa county with the addition of four board certified physicians to the staff, as well as two new offices and an endoscopy center in the North Valley.

With nearly 100 years of gastroenterology experience between them, Stephen Glouberman, MD; John Wells, MD; Mark Gulinson, MD; and Ronald Hauptman, MD are experts in gastrointestinal procedures ranging from cancer screening and colonoscopy, to the more complex endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography or ERCP, used to examine the bile ducts and gallbladder.

Conveniently located near John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital, the two new North Valley locations are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The North Mountain office, 9250 N. 3rd Street, Suite 2015, Phoenix, AZ 85020, and the North Phoenix office, 3815 E. Bell Road, Suite 1250, Phoenix, AZ 85032, are joined by North Valley Endoscopy Center at 15255 N. 40th Street, Suite 157, Phoenix, AZ 85032.

“We are very pleased to welcome these skilled physicians to our group,” said Dr. Paul Berggreen, president of Arizona Digestive Health. “Arizona Digestive Health strives to provide the highest-quality care for our patients and with the addition of these physicians and locations we are able to service even more of the Valley.”

For more information about Arizona Digestive Health locations and physicians, please visit www.arizonadigestivehealth.com.

About Arizona Digestive Health:
Founded in 2007, Arizona Digestive Health consists of 58 board certified physicians practicing at 26 locations throughout Maricopa County. Our staff is committed to providing an outstanding level of care through thoughtful and comprehensive consultations, and the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures available. We work closely with other physicians and specialists, our board certified pathologists and state-of-the-art anatomic pathology laboratory, and 11 affiliated endoscopy centers across the Valley to provide accurate and convenient medical services for our patients in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.

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Media Contact:
Ian Rogers
Marketing Assistant
irogers@arizonadigestivehealth.com
602.264.9100 x316

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