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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology Digestive Health Center uses and protects any information that you give Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology Digestive Health Center when you use this website.

Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology Digestive Health Center is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Kalamazoo Gastroenterology Hepatology Digestive Health Center may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st of May, 2013.

What we collect:

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

We continually look for resources to assist our patients.

Review the organizations below and feel free to call us at 269-385-9900 if you need any assistance.

Calhoun County Community Services
The Coordinating Council
Phone: 269-441-5904
Website: http://www.tcccalhoun.org
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What is an ESD?

What-happens-EGDAn endoscope is a flexible tube about half an inch in diameter and between 3 and 5 feet long. Fiber optics carry light down to illuminate the area being examined, and carry a clear image back to a TV monitor.
For examination of the upper GI, the patient is often sedated, and a topical anesthetic is sprayed on the back of the throat. The endoscope is then gently guided down the esophagus to the stomach wall. The stomach is then filled with just enough air to permit a survey of its interior. The endoscope may be passed through the pylorus and into the duodenum. Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures may be done, and photos may be taken during the investigation.

 

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We continually look for resources to assist our patients.

Review the organizations below and feel free to call us if you need any assistance.

Private Health Care Foundations provide generous financial assistance to patients with certain diseases.

Chronic Disease Fund
Phone: (877) 968-7233
Website: www.cdfund.org
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The HealthWell Foundation
Phone: (800) 675-8416
Website: www.healthwellfoundation.org
 
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Patient Access Network Foundation
Phone: (866) 316-7263
Website: www.panfoundation.org
 
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Patient Advocate Foundation
Phone: (866) 512-3861
Website: www.copays.org

Remistart
Phone: (888) 222-3771
Website: www.remistart.com

Cimpay
Phone: (866) 424-6942
Website: www.cimzia.com

Government Assistance – Website: (https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/) to determine if you are eligible for assistance.

Local Organizations – provide much needed assistance to people in our communities

Family Health Center BC
Phone: (269) 965-8866
Website: http://www.fhcbc.org/

Gospel Mission
Phone: (269) 345-2974
Website: http://www.kzoogospel.org/

Family Health Center Kalamazoo
Phone: (269) 349-4257
Website: http://www.fhckzoo.com/

Loaves and Fishes
Phone: (269) 488-2617
Website: http://www.kzoolf.org/

What is a Colonoscopy?

Colon-what-happens-300x250Colonoscope is a flexible tube that is about a half inch in diameter an about four to five feet long. Light is carried down a fiber-optic bundle in the colonoscope, and an image comes back to a television monitor.

For a colonoscopy, the patient is first given a bowel prep the night before the procedure to remove all the content of the colon. During the procedure, the patient is sedated and the colonoscope is gently passed through the rectum and the colon to the cecum, which is in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. The entire colon lining can be viewed and any abnormality may be identified.

The physician may take a biopsy, remove a polyp, or take a photograph during the procedure through the colonoscope. Specimens obtained during the colonoscopy may be sent to the laboratory for special studies. The physician will advise the patient of the results of the procedure.

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KGH Office

1535 Gull Road, Suite 105
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
P: 269-385-9900
F: 269-385-2140
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DHC Office

3770 Capital Ave, SW, Suite B
Battle Creek, MI 49015
P: 269-385-9900
F: 269-385-2140
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Westside Office

6565 West Main Street, Suite C
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
P: 269-385-9900
F: 269-385-2140
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