Park Gastroenterology has developed a program which allows healthy individuals to schedule screening colonoscopy without the need for an office visit before the procedure.
Our open access colonoscopy program simplifies the process and makes colon cancer screening procedures more accessible. It allows healthy people, age 50 and older, with an average risk for colon cancer to schedule a screening colonoscopy without the inconvenience of an initial office visit.
Not all patients will be able to safely undergo colonoscopy without a more detailed evaluation of their health history and their risks for the procedure. Patients with significant illnesses (poorly controlled diabetes, significant cardiac disease, severe breathing problems, and kidney problems) are advised to schedule a consultation prior to the procedure. If that is the case for you, we will help you schedule an office visit so that our providers can review your medical history, assess your current condition, and determine how to best meet your health needs.
Patients in good health can submit the Open-Access Request Form and will be contacted within three business days. At that time you will review your health history with one of our staff members. He or she will also review the instructions for the colonoscopy procedure and call the prescription for bowel preparation in to your pharmacy.