A gastroenterologist is a specialist in the digestive system. Gastroenterologists complete four years of medical school and three years of internal medicine residency, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology. All of our gastroenterologists are Board Certified by the American College of Gastroenterology and provide high quality care in a friendly, relaxed setting.
Digestive Health and Colon Care
In addition to rare disorders of the digestive system, gastroenterologists diagnose or treat the following common conditions:
- Heartburn, acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Acute and chronic pancreatitis
- Celiac disease and food intolerances
- Chronic vomiting and gastroparesis
- Colon and Colorectal cancer, including determining whether you have a genetic risk
- Diverticulitis, diverticulosis and ischemic bowel disease
- Functional illness, such as constipation, diarrhea, vomiting, belching and flatulence
- Gallbladder disease
- Upset stomach and Infections of the gastrointestinal tract caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
- Peptic ulcer disease and Helicobacter pylori
- Stomach ulcer
- Viral hepatitis
Colon Cancer Screening
Gastroenterologists are experts on the colon and provide colorectal cancer screening at the North Hills Endoscopy Center located within Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States. Yet if discovered early, it can be up to 90% curable.
What age should I start colon cancer screening?
- Men and women who are at average risk for colon cancer are advised to schedule regular colonoscopies beginning at age 50 and at 10-year intervals thereafter.
- African American men and women are at an increased risk and are advised to schedule screening colonoscopies at age 45 and at 10-year intervals thereafter.
- Patients who have a family history of colon cancer, a condition such as inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) or any other risk factor for colon cancer your physician may recommend to begin screening earlier or more often.
Our gastroenterologists perform most procedures in our accredited North Hills Endoscopy Center, located within Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. We are committed to the highest quality care and outcomes for our patients. We compare our results to the benchmarks set by the American College of Gastroenterology. Learn more about North Hills Endoscopy.
Schedule an Appointment with a Gastroenterologist
- Request an appointment online (Requires a myMANA Account).
- Call the Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic at (479) 582-7230 to request an appointment.
- Some insurance plans require a referral from your primary physician. Please check with your plan and request a referral from your primary physician if it is required.
Schedule a Screening / Procedure
Request a procedure at North Hills Endoscopy online, or call (479) 439-6390
After Hours Care
For after hours and weekend emergencies, the Gastroenterologist on call can be reached through the Washington Regional Medical Center operator at (479) 463-1000. Please call the Gastroenterologists on call before going to the Emergency Room. This can often save time and lower costs.
Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic
3344 N. Futrall Drive