Gastrointestinal Associates welcomes Dr. Ramanujan Samavedy

Ramanujan Samavedy, M.D., has joined Gastrointestinal Associates, one of the leading GI practices in the southeast. Samavedy is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both gastroenterology and internal medicine and a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. “As GIA celebrates 50 years of serving East Tennessee, we want … Read More

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Help GIA end colon cancer!

When Gastrointestinal Associates started in 1971, the medical community was still learning how to best prevent and treat colon cancer. Many risk factors and contributing causes remained unknown with rudimentary diagnostic equipment available. The use of screenings as a means of prevention was just emerging in the field. Since then, gastroenterology has made major strides in the prevention and treatment … Read More

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

March is a good time to spread awareness about this disease, a diagnoses that only recently has become a widespread topic of conversation. Last year, “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman’s passing started many conversations regarding colorectal cancer, particularly around the shock of Boseman dying at the age of 43 from the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, although the … Read More