Episode #14: We Bank Online, yet There are Still so Many Forms at a Doctor’s Visit (how Direct Access removes barriers to screening)

For Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Awareness Month in March, we’re hosting a series of conversations with physicians about the importance of being screened. Our guest this week is Dr. Marc Sonenshine of Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates, a division of United Gastroenterology.

Dr. Fred Rosenberg and Dr. Sonenshine discuss an innovative program called Direct Access, which allows people to self-schedule a screening after filling out a survey that assesses their candidacy for screening colonoscopy.

Direct Access allows patients to bypass an initial prescreening office visit. They are provided instructions for colonoscopy prep and show up for the colonoscopy on the day of their procedure.

Join Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Sonenshine to hear how this innovative program is removing barriers to CRC screening for thousands of people in Atlanta.


Produced by Andrew Sousa and Hayden Margolis for Steadfast Collaborative, LLC

Original score by Hayden Margolis

Artwork by Elaborate Shed Productions

Gastro Broadcast, Episode 14

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