Save the Date for Highway to Health Car Show, March 25
Colon cancer is one of the top three cancer killers, but it doesn’t garner the same attention as some other cancers. As one of two preventable types of cancer with regular screenings, colon cancer remains the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women, but is not talked about enough.
Now Offering Saturday Appointments for Open Access Patients
Good news for Open Access patients – we’re now offering Saturday procedures. Through our Open Access program, healthy adults over the age of 50 who do not have any significant GI symptoms can schedule a colonoscopy without a preliminary office visit. Appointments will be offered from 8-11 a.m. one Saturday each month.
What to Know About Insurance and At-Home Colon Cancer Screenings
Colonoscopy remains the most sensitive test for detecting colon cancer; however, noninvasive colorectal cancer screenings (i.e. Cologuard) are also performed. Please be aware, for insurance billing purposes, that if a patient chooses a noninvasive test and that result is positive, then a subsequent colonoscopy is no longer considered a screening colonoscopy, but rather a diagnostic one.
Welcome Danielle Hecht to the Northeast Digestive Family
We’re excited to welcome Danielle Hecht, our new nurse practitioner, to the Northeast Digestive Health Center family. Danielle’s diverse family medicine and family nurse experience, along with her strong relationships with regional medical groups, make her a great addition to our healthcare team. To learn more about Danielle, you can read her bio. Welcome Danielle!
Dr. Geanina Anghel Joins the Northeast Digestive Team
Dr. Geanina Anghel, a board-certified physician specializing in gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease, has joined Northeast Digestive Health Center.
Previously, Dr. Anghel was a faculty attending physician at the Allegheny Center for Digestive Health in Pittsburgh, Pa., where she also served as clinical director for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship and internal medicine residency through Drexel University and Allegheny General Hospital. Her advanced inflammatory bowel disease training came from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Additionally, Dr. Anghel is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine, certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and a board member of the American Gastroenterological Association.
“With her strong research background and extensive gastroenterology experience at some of the country’s best hospitals, Dr. Anghel brings a unique and valuable perspective to patient treatment,” said Dr. David Rhodes. “Her history of commitment to her patients makes her a great fit for our practice and the Concord community.”
Originally from Romania, Dr. Anghel completed the doctorate program at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Târgu Mureş, followed by an internal medicine residency at General Hospital of Bucharest.