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Department of Gastroenterology


Department of Gastroenterology
Second Floor, Room 2900
1650 Cochrane Circle
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Business hours
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact information - (719) 526-7453.

Directions
The Gastroenterology Clinic is located on the second floor of the EACH. Patients should park in the “A” parking lot just west of the EACH; enter the main west entrance and go up the main staircase or take the tower elevators to the second floor and then follow the signs to the Gastroenterology Clinic. The Gastroenterology Clinic – is located on second floor of the inpatient side of the main hospital just north library.

Mission
All providers and nurses within the Gastroenterology Clinic are involved with the care of Warriors and their family members. The philosophy of the Gastroenterology (GI) Clinic is that each patient is an individual with unique characteristics and needs. The goal is to maintain dignity and human rights; provide a safe environment conducive to restoring and maintaining health; serve high standards of quality care; and promote a resource area for the physicians of the community in treatment, diagnosis and management of the patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

Primary services
Consultation in diseases of the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems is provided by the Gastroenterologists. Patients are seen on a referral basis from various clinics and hospital facilities supporting Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain, Schriever Air Force Base and Air Force Academy. Other referrals may be received on a case by case basis from military or USPHS facilities outside of the Pikes Peak Region. Patients return to the GI Clinic after evaluation, with recommendations for further evaluation and/or treatment and follow-up up to six months. In some instances, patients may be followed long-term or co-managed by the GI Clinic if the complexity of the disease process falls outside the expected scope of practice of the referring physician.

Who can be seen here?
Active Duty Military and Tricare Prime(Screening colonoscopies-if space is available)

Walk-in Services - None

Commonly asked Questions and Answers
Do I need to have some sort of prep when I come to my appointment?
The initial appointment is for consultation only. The provider will perform his assessment to determine if a procedure is warranted. A procedure will be scheduled prior to leaving your appointment. Instructions for preparing for the procedure will be given and reviewed with you prior to leaving your initial appointment.
I was seen in the GI Clinic in the past and I want to come back here for my care, but I was deferred to the network. Why can’t I be seen here in the Gastroenterology Clinic again?
Consults are reviewed by the Central Referral Center. The Central Referral Center determines if there is access to the Gastroenterology Clinic. “Access” means that there is enough appointments to take care of the number of patients being referred to the Gastroenterology Clinic. If there isn’t any “access”, then the referral is deferred to the network.

Other consults are only good for one year. Patients may be required to see their primary provider for renewal of their consult.
 

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Last Modified 21 January, 2015