GI Specialists of Georgia Provides Online Patient Forms
GI Specialists of Georgia is committed to the digestive healthcare of Georgia. Our board-certified gastroenterologist diagnose and treat gastroenterology diseases and disorders affecting the digestive tract, esophagus, intestines, liver, stomach, gallbladder, and pancreas. Many of our patients come to us as referrals from their primary care physicians and have numerous questions about the procedures we provide. On this page, you’ll find patient forms you can download and fill out before your appointment, as well as procedure preparation forms, so you have a better understanding of what to expect. Should you require any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at one of our nine convenient office locations in the Douglasville and Northwest Atlanta area.
Are You a New Patient at GI Specialists of Georgia?
If you’re waiting to be seen by our colon and liver doctors at GI Specialists of Georgia, you can make your visit with us a smoother experience by viewing our patient forms ahead of time. Whether you’re here for a colonoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound, we’ll do our best to ensure your comfort.
New patients will need to complete these forms prior to their first appointment. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you so we can assist you with your insurance. If your insurance requires a co-payment or deductible, you’ll also be responsible for paying this at the time of your appointment.
Whether you’re a new or existing patient, we’ll also ask you to fill out our Patient Authorization Form for the release of your protected health information.
If you’re already a verified patient at GI Specialists of Georgia, you’ll need to fill out these forms before your appointment to ensure we have your most up-to-date personal information in our systems. Please remember to bring your insurance card(s) with you to your appointment.
Preparing for a Colonoscopy or Other Procedure in Atlanta?
Are you having a procedure done at GI Specialists of Georgia? Take a look at the preparation forms for several of our most common procedures listed below. Should you not find the information you need, please contact us with any questions or concerns.
You should plan on wearing loose-fitting clothing for an abdominal ultrasound, as you may be asked to remove some of it during the exam. You also won’t be able to eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before the test.
If you’re having a capsule endoscopy procedure, you’ll need to purchase Miralax and Gatorade in preparation for it. On the day of your procedure, you’ll be given a pill cam capsule to swallow. Images are transmitted to a recorder device for up to eight hours. This type of endoscopy procedure provides more in-depth images of the small intestine.
An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) allows us to take a closer look at your upper gastrointestinal tract to diagnose issues with the esophagus, stomach, or small intestine. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopa pancreatogram (ERCP) allows us to examine the bile and pancreatic ducts. Your stomach will need to be empty the day of either of these procedures. You should also plan on spending at least four hours at our office due to the use of sedation during these procedures.
You’ll need to purchase two fleet enemas and Dulcolax 5mg laxative tablets from your pharmacy. You’ll need to maintain a clear liquid diet the entire day before your procedure, using the enemas and the Dulcolax tablets as instructed.
During an esophageal manometry procedure, a small flexible tube will be inserted through your nose down to your stomach. This tube allows us to measure the pressure in various parts of your esophagus. You’ll be asked to sip small amounts of water as we monitor this test.
Pelvic ultrasounds use soundwaves to produce images of the organs in your lower abdomen and pelvis. Because you’ll need to have a full bladder for this exam, we’ll ask you to drink at least 32 ounces of water an hour before the procedure.
Prepping for a Colonoscopy
Patients prepping for a colonoscopy may be asked to pick up a prescription from their pharmacy. Whether we ask you to take MoviPrep® or SUPREP, it’s essential to follow the instructions carefully. These colonoscopy prep materials afford us an unobstructed view of your entire colon during the procedure, allowing us to spot any abnormal growths more effectively. You’ll also be asked to maintain a clear liquid diet for at least 24 hours before the colonoscopy.