Digestive Health Associates

Southwest Endoscopy Center

Schedule for After-Hours Coverage

For Practice Coverage Outside of Normal Office Hours (08:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday)


Please be aware that the schedule posted below does not reflect limitations in immediate availability that may occur from time to time when the covering physician is attending to direct patient care responsibilities which may preclude the receipt of telephone calls.

This schedule describes coverage of our office-based private practice.  Please contact Mercy Regional Medical Center directly for information concerning its EMTALA-regulated Emergency Department Backup Call Schedule (full emergency call) regarding the availability of gastroenterology services at its facility.

Digestive Health provides office-based services at our facility in the Durango Tech Center.  While one of our physician gastroenterologists will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address the needs of established Digestive Health patients, a Digestive Health gastroenterologist is not continuously available for emergencies at Mercy Regional Medical Center (see *NPOC, *No DHA GI, *SW GI Covering Day and Night and *SW GI Covering Daytime Hospital Procedures and Consultations, which are explained in more detail beneath the following calendar).





For 2017 this calendar reflects both Digestive Health's after-hours office coverage and Mercy Regional Medical Center's Gastroenterology On-Call Schedule.  Beginning in 2018 only Digestive Health's after-hours office coverage is shown.  Please contact Mercy Regional Medical Center directly for information regarding its call schedules.


*SW GI Covering Daytime Hospital Procedures and Consultations means that Centura Health Physician Group Southwest Gastroenterology is providing hospital procedures and consultations and serving on the MRMC EMTALA-regulated ED Backup Call Roster (full emergency call) during MRMC's OR resource hours (07:30-17:30).

*SW GI Covering Day and Night means that no Digestive Health physician is providing backup Emergency Department GI call, on-call inpatient consultation or endoscopy services for Mercy Regional Medical Center during the specified block of time.  Endoscopy services during this block are available through the on-call Centura Health Physician Group Southwest Gastroenterology gastroenterologist, who should be contacted through the Mercy Regional Medical Center Emergency Department at 970.764.2100, to request services.  A physician may not be physically available at Digestive Health's office or the Southwest Endoscopy Center, but coverage of the practice for established Digestive Health patients will be available.

*NPOC (No Provider On Call) means no gastroenterologist is on-call at Mercy Regional Medical Center during the specified block of time.  Gastroenterology services at another Centura facility may be arranged through Centura Connect (Physicians call 866.919.9990, Patients call 888.776.0414).






Physicians needing GI endoscopy services or consultation during periods when no physician providing the service is on-call locally may use CenturaConnect's one-call solution for coordination of consultation, referrals and admissions via a simple seamless process.

Physicians call:  866.919.9990