Category Archives: Colonoscopy

When it Comes to Colonoscopies, Recession and Co-Pays Matter


Image via Wikipedia Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/By Katherine HobsonBy a number of indicators, people have been using fewer medical services during the economic downturn.Screening colonoscopies apparently aren’t immune to that trend, according to a study appearing in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology … Continue reading

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Independent Events


                       Image via WikipediaIndependent Events I was speaking with a patient recently who was explaining why he thought that colon cancer screening with fecal occult blood testing (FOBT) was equivalent to colonoscopy. He wished to avoid colonoscopy for all the … Continue reading

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