Tag: colonoscopy

Ask the Experts: What do physicians wish their patients knew about “gut health”?

Gastrointestinal distress can make life miserable - but for most patients, dietary changes and other healthy habits can help. A primary care physician like Dr. Madiha Haji at Primary Care Specialists is often the first stop for patients with abdominal pain, bloating and other symptoms. She can rule out serious illness and help patients feel [...]

2022-02-16T10:57:46-06:00March 8th, 2022|

During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, protect your health by learning about your screening needs and treatment options

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside to encourage everyone to learn about their risk factors and access the screening they need. The American Cancer Society now recommends that average-risk patients have their first colonoscopy at age 45 to help prevent and detect colon cancer. At Regional One Health, we can help [...]

2022-03-01T08:02:43-06:00March 2nd, 2022|

Colonoscopy 101: Here’s what to expect from this lifesaving screening exam

Colonoscopies are the best tool to prevent colon cancer or catch it in early stages when it is more easily treatable.  Regional One Health gastroenterologist Leonard Baidoo, MD is letting patients know what to expect from this common screening exam, which average-risk people should have starting at age 45. Dr. Baidoo says the test is [...]

2021-09-29T06:56:17-06:00November 16th, 2021|

Ask the Experts: When should I have my first colonoscopy?

The American Cancer Society recently updated its recommendation for when average risk patients should have their first colonoscopy, lowering the age from 50 to 45. Dr. Leonard Baidoo, a gastroenterologist at Regional One Health, said colonoscopies are the best way to prevent colon cancer or catch it when it is still treatable. He encourages patients [...]

2021-09-29T06:55:55-06:00November 2nd, 2021|