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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD UPDATED: 3/01/2021 Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in men and the third most common in women, yet it is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Yes, colorectal cancer can be prevented—not just detected—through colonoscopy. Colorectal cancer arises from precancerous growths, or polyps, that grow in the […]

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by Dr. Christopher Cutler In 2015, the American College of Gastroenterology published clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Barrett’s esophagus (BE). The following is a summary of this guideline which the physicians at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology would like to share with you: —Screening of the general population for BE is not recommended. —Screening […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler As a doctor here at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology, I reflect on Humanitarianism: the promotion of human welfare; making other people’s lives better, regardless of their gender, race or religion. Dr. Michael VanRooyen personifies humanitarianism. For him, providing for the health and welfare of the world’s oppressed and suffering is not a […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat acid-peptic disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, and peptic ulcer disease. There are several PPIs on the market including Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), and Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate). While PPIs overall are […]

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Graduate Degree: Masters, Physician Assistant Studies, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Post-Bacc. Study: University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA Undergraduate Study: BA, Art, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN Granite Peaks Gastroenterology is pleased to welcome May Marschner, PA-C to our team! What do shrimp and grits, marathons, and jazz music all have in […]

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For years, people have believed that stress caused ulcers. While stress does contribute to a number of gastrointestinal issues (i.e., Irritable Bowel Syndrome), it is not the cause of ulcers. There are two main causes of ulcers: (1) Medications, primarily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which includes both over-the-counter and prescription medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, […]

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Welcome to March, National Colon Cancer Awareness Month! Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. On average, your risk is about 1 in 20 (varies according to individual risk factors, i.e., family history) 90% of new cases occur in people 50 or older, however, colon cancer does not discriminate […]

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March 24th-28th is National Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates Appreciation Week! Monday, March 24th: Spreading the Word: Awareness Day Tuesday, March 25th: Time out for Education Day Wednesday, March 26th: Celebrating You: GI Nurses and Associates Day Thursday, March 27th: Honoring Patient Safety: Infection Prevention Day Friday, March 28th: Building a Stronger Future: Evidence-based Practice Day […]

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