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What should I do if I am interested in a colonoscopy?

I am a 51 year old male and need to get a colonoscopy. What should I do?

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If you have a primary care doctor, you should get a referral to a gastroenterologist. Otherwise, you should check online for a gastroenterologist in you area and schedule an appointment.

The best first step is to ask your insurance company what there referral process is; most of the time it’s as simple as asking your primary care doctor for a referral. Or if you have a PPO, just setting up an appointment with a gastroenterologist to schedule your procedure.

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