Access, Quality, and Cost

FASTER ACCESS TO CARE

 

We provide comprehensive outpatient therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopic services such as colonoscopy and EGD; and our team of exceptionally trained physicians and experienced advance practice providers maintain active clinical practices – performing initial diagnosis, management, and careful follow up in the office of patients with digestive health problems or concerns.

 

OFFICE VISITS

We are scheduling new patient consults, rechecks, and work-ins with our

professional staff within 1 to 3 weeks. We have hired two new physicians and an ARNP in the last six months.

 

ENDOSCOPIC PROCEDURES

We are scheduling diagnostic and screening procedures within 3 to 5 business days.

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MEASURABLE, HIGH QUALITY CARE

 

We monitor and track the effectiveness of colonoscopy preparation and disinfection using national guidelines. We assess patients for pre-procedure anesthesia risk using the ASA classification system.

 

The adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the national standard for measuring colonoscopy screening quality; Spokane Digestive’s ADR rates exceed the national benchmarks for quality

 

SCREENING COLONOSCOPY: The adenoma detection rate (ADR)

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women detection rates
men detection rates

We measure and track the length of withdrawal time of the endoscope. Spokane Digestive’s average withdrawal times exceed the national standard for quality which is a minimum of six minutes.

 

We provide written discharge instructions, 24-hour emergency assistance and all patients receive a follow up phone call the day after their procedure.

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LOWEST COST FACILITY

 

Independent studies have demonstrated that endoscopic procedures performed in community-based ambulatory surgery centers like Spokane Digestive’s are 50% less than the cost of an identical procedure performed in a hospital outpatient department.