Patients Skip Colon Cancer Screenings Because of Obesity Stigma
People who are overweight or obese may skip life-saving cancer screenings because they fear their doctor’s judgment.
By May 31, 2022, most health insurance plans will fully cover this procedure to evaluate a positive stool-based test for colon cancer. Check with your insurance about your coverage.Learn More
Gastrointestinal Specialists was co-founded by Dr. Jerry Stern and Dr. Mark Finklestein in 1994. Since its inception the practice has grown to eight physicians (Dr. Finklestein, Dr. Salomons, Dr. Slye, Dr. Stone, Dr. Sreenivasan, Dr. Bhalala, Dr. Belkin and Dr. Khan.), one nurse practitioner, Alison Verdone, CNP, and two physician assistants, Teresa Fatemi, PA-C and Sara LaFreniere, PA-C, four offices and an ambulatory endoscopy center, Commonwealth Endoscopy Center.
Our practice was created to provide state of the art medical care in a warm and caring environment for our patients.
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