Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterology Associates

Citrus County's leading Gastroenterology Practice, Gastroenterology Associates is an integrated group practice comprised of a team of highly skilled and Board Certified doctors in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Operating as usual

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 12/02/2021

Always a pleasure to help out the Family Resource Center during the Holidays! #helpingothers #holidayseason #forthekids

11/24/2021

Our office will be closed Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th in observance of the holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Monday November 29th.

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates we want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Our office will be closed Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th in observance of the holiday. We will return to normal business hours on Monday November 29th.

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates we want to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 11/16/2021

A couple of our doctors participated and sponsored "Golf 4 Guts" this past weekend! Thank you to all who made this wonderful event such a success! #crohnsandcolitis #golf4guts

11/11/2021

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 10/29/2021

Happy Halloween from our SPOOK-TACULAR staff! 🎃

09/10/2021

"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice." - President George W. Bush

If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.

United We Stand and we will NEVER forget. 🇺🇸

"One of the worst days in America's history saw some of the bravest acts in Americans' history. We'll always honor the heroes of 9/11. And here at this hallowed place, we pledge that we will never forget their sacrifice." - President George W. Bush

If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.

United We Stand and we will NEVER forget. 🇺🇸

09/03/2021

Our office will be closed Monday September 6th in observance of Labor day. Have a fun and safe weekend! #HappyLaborDay #laborday

Our office will be closed Monday September 6th in observance of Labor day. Have a fun and safe weekend! #HappyLaborDay #laborday

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 08/26/2021

"We're wild about our patients!"🐆

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win 07/08/2021

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win

Tampa Bay Lightning are the Stanley Cup Champions, TWO years in a row!! #bethethunder #ChampaBay ⚡️🏒

https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/sports/2021/07/08/lightning-fans-electrified-over-second-straight-year-stanley-cup-win

Lightning fans electrified over second-straight year Stanley Cup win Dick’s Sporting Goods to open early for fans.

07/06/2021

Our office will be closed tomorrow July 7th 2021 due to Hurricane Elsa. We will return normal business hours on Thursday July 8th at 8 am. We hope everyone stays safe during this storm!

07/02/2021

We hope everyone has a fun and safe fourth of July weekend!

We hope everyone has a fun and safe fourth of July weekend!

06/18/2021

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Father's Day! #fathersdayweekend #fathersday

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Father's Day! #fathersdayweekend #fathersday

05/28/2021

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."
Let us all remember what this weekend is actually about. This weekend is about remembering those who have fought for our country and lost their lives doing so!
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

"Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it."
Let us all remember what this weekend is actually about. This weekend is about remembering those who have fought for our country and lost their lives doing so!
We hope everyone has a safe and Happy Memorial Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

05/21/2021

Here is to a great weekend! Cheers!🥤 #coloncancerprevention #colonoscopyprep

Here is to a great weekend! Cheers!🥤 #coloncancerprevention #colonoscopyprep

05/13/2021

It's the little things in life that make us smile... new directional signs!! Come check out our new building at Gastroenterology Associates! #newbuilding #covidprotocols #gastroenterologist

It's the little things in life that make us smile... new directional signs!! Come check out our new building at Gastroenterology Associates! #newbuilding #covidprotocols #gastroenterologist

05/06/2021

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! #happymothersday #mothersdayweekend

From all of us here at Gastroenterology Associates, we want to wish you a Happy Mother's Day! #happymothersday #mothersdayweekend

04/30/2021

Well, another week has come and gone! Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!

Well, another week has come and gone! Hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!

04/23/2021

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 03/23/2021

Hope your week’s off to a great start!

With screening, colore**al cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. That’s why on-time screening is essential and lifesaving. Our team organized a grab and go lunch last week to raise awareness for #colore**alcancer. Cancer hasn’t stopped during COVID, but the pandemic has created a new need and numerous challenges that are critical to address. With your support, we can end colore**al cancer in our lifetime. #GetScreened #Colore**alCancerAwarenessMonth #savinglives #dressinblue #citrusvalley Colore**al Cancer Alliance Trupti Shinde

03/17/2021

☘️ Happy Saint Patrick's Day! #coloncancerawareness #screeningsaveslives

☘️ Happy Saint Patrick's Day! #coloncancerawareness #screeningsaveslives

03/16/2021

Q & A! Meet the doctors this Friday, March 19th from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm at our Crystal River Location. #Colore**alCancerAwarenessMonth #screeningsaveslives

03/05/2021

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is approximately 1 in every 23 men and 1 in every 25 women. The American Cancer Society has estimated that in 2021 149,500 new colon cancer cases will be diagnosed and they project 52,980 deaths. Only 67.3 % of age-eligible Americans are up-to-date with Colo-re**al cancer (CRC) screening. Colon cancer does not discriminate, even with those who are known to be in the spotlight. Many famous people like Audrey Hepburn, Ronald Reagan, and Sharon Osborne have battled colon cancer.

2020 was a devastating year secondary to the COVID 19 pandemic. Not only did the pandemic lead to over half a million deaths in the united states on its own, but it also decreased the individual rate of colon cancer screening. Secondary to the COVID 19 national emergency, CRC screening dropped by 86%. It was documented that 95,000 colon cancer screenings were missed between March and June of 2020. The modeling studies are predicting that CRC screening deficit will lead to over 4,500 CRC deaths over the next decade.

CRC has also recently seen an increase in younger population. Due to the newly noted increase, the United States Preventive Services Task-Force recently submitted a recommendation to decrease the age of initial screening from 50 yrs to 45 yrs for average risk adults. In 2020 we also lost one of the greatest actors, Chadwick Boseman to colon cancer. Mr. Boseman was only 39yrs old when he was diagnosed with colon cancer and sadly he lost his 4-year battle to cancer last year at age 43. It’s
been estimated that 18,000 young adults under the age of 50yrs will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year with an increase of 49 cases diagnosed daily. A study has found that median time for re**al cancer diagnosis in young adults took 4 times longer. Symptoms such as re**al bleeding and constipation were ignored in younger populations and many times are attributed to minor problems like hemorrhoids without undergoing further evaluation.

Although it is commonly known that those who have a prior history of colon polyps should undergo regular colonoscopy for screening purposes due to increased risk, other populations are also noted to have a higher risk. There is an increased risk in the African American population of developing colon cancer and it’s recommended that they start CRC screening at age 45. Individuals with a first-degree relative with a history of colon cancer are also at significantly higher risk and are advised to undergo early screening.

So what can we do to prevent colon cancer? Definitely, timely screening plays an important role. Some studies have suggested that high quantities of red meat consumption and frequent alcohol use leads to colon polyps and cancer. Red and processed meats contain high levels of sulfur. Gut bacteria metabolize the sulfur and this leads to the formation of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfide has been shown to damage gut lining DNA and promote inflammation. 1-2 alcoholic drinks a day can increase colon cancer risk by 8-10%. More than 4 drinks can increase to 50%. To***co use also has dose-dependent increased risk of CRC.

Colore**al cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the United States. SCREENING SAVES LIVES! March is the #NationalColore**alCancerAwareness month, lets spread the information throughout our communities, and help save lives together! Prevention is better than a cure!!

By Dr. Trupti Shinde
Dr. Shinde is a Gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Associates.
For more information, you can reach Dr. Shinde at 352-563-2450

#getscreened #DressInBlueDay #nationalcolore**alcancerawarenessmonth #gastroenterologyassociates

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 03/05/2021

As healthcare professionals, we are showing our support for #Colore**alCancerAwarenessMonth by taking part in #DressInBlueDay to raise awareness and end this disease in our lifetime.

Help us reduce the number of those impacted by this disease, by taking the pledge to #GetScreened at pledge.getscreened.org
. Colore**al Cancer Alliance

#DressInBlueDay

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours. 03/05/2021

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours.

Gastroenterology Associates updated their business hours.

03/01/2021

Preventable - Beatable - Treatable.

March is #NationalColore**alCancerAwarenessMonth. Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colore**al cancer (cancer of the colon or re**um). Spread the word! Save lives💙

#Colore**alCancerAwarenessMonth #GetScreened #TomorrowCantWait #Colore**alCancer #ColonCancer Colore**al Cancer Alliance

Preventable - Beatable - Treatable.

March is #NationalColore**alCancerAwarenessMonth. Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colore**al cancer (cancer of the colon or re**um). Spread the word! Save lives💙

#Colore**alCancerAwarenessMonth #GetScreened #TomorrowCantWait #Colore**alCancer #ColonCancer Colore**al Cancer Alliance

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 02/26/2021

We are ready! Are you?
March is Colore**al Cancer Awareness Month. Share this and schedule a colonoscopy today!

Saving Lives with Stop Colon Cancer Now

#coloncancerawareness #coloncancer #colore**alcancerawareness #colorecaldo #citruscounty #colonoscopy #gastroenterologyassociates #gastroenterology #Gastroenterologists

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 02/24/2021

What Is the Pegan Diet? Learn everything you need to know about the Pegan Diet at Chronicle Healthy Living Show this Saturday, February 27. Our expert team of doctors will be there to answer all your questions. See you all there!
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Citrus County Chronicle #ChronicleHealthyLivingShow #pegandiet #citruscounty

02/13/2021

Happy Weekend! We hope it’s all booked😉 📚 What books are you’re currently reading? Tell us in comments below👇🏼

#happyweekend #crystalriverflorida #weekendvibes #bookloversclub #Gastroenterologists

Happy Weekend! We hope it’s all booked😉 📚 What books are you’re currently reading? Tell us in comments below👇🏼

#happyweekend #crystalriverflorida #weekendvibes #bookloversclub #Gastroenterologists

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 02/11/2021

Fine Art Is Good Medicine! That’s why at Gastroenterology Associates we remodeled our office to embody science, care and art. Our Physicians are all Board Certified in Gastroenterology and provide care in all aspects using state of the art techniques with the goal of providing cost-effective, quality medical care. Call 352-563-2450 to book your appointment.

#citruscounty #doctorsofgastroenterology #gastroenterologyassociates #healthcare

02/05/2021

Gastroenterology Associates was formed in 1985 by Dr. Purnachandar Bikkasani with the primary mission of providing excellent gastroenterology services to the citizens of Citrus County. Since then, we have grown to a 7 physician group dispensing comprehensive gastroenterology services to our residents.​ Click here to learn about our expert team of doctors - https://www.gicitrus.com/physicians
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#Citruscounty #gastroenterology #gastroenterologyassociates #doctorsofgastroenterology #healthcare

Gastroenterology Associates was formed in 1985 by Dr. Purnachandar Bikkasani with the primary mission of providing excellent gastroenterology services to the citizens of Citrus County. Since then, we have grown to a 7 physician group dispensing comprehensive gastroenterology services to our residents.​ Click here to learn about our expert team of doctors - https://www.gicitrus.com/physicians
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#Citruscounty #gastroenterology #gastroenterologyassociates #doctorsofgastroenterology #healthcare

02/05/2021

Raise the Flag! It's GO time.. Good luck Tampa Bay Buccaneers..Bring home that Lombardi trophy 🏈 🏆
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#gastroenterologyassociates #Buccaneers #SuperBowlSunday #superbowl2021 #Chiefs #SuperBowlLV

Photos from Gastroenterology Associates's post 02/05/2021

Some Pre-Superbowl fun at #gastroenterologyAssociates today! Raise the Flag! It's GO time.. Good luck Tampa Bay Buccaneers..Bring home that Lombardi trophy.🏈🏆
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#TampaBayBuccaneers #TampaBay #CitrusCounty #Gastroenterology

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