Digestive Health Associates

Southwest Endoscopy Center


Emergency care beyond the immediate management of emergency medical conditions that arise during the course of elective care is not offered at Digestive Health Associates or the Southwest Endoscopy Center.  Emergency care requires the immediate availability of laboratory and imaging services which are outside our facility's scope of services.

Immediate Life Threatening Emergencies: Call 911
Conditions potentially needing immediate care, such as high-grade bleeding, trouble breathing, chest pain, severe pain or loss of consciousness require immediate evaluation in a hospital emergency department. In this situation you should call 911 for assistance with emergency medical transportation unless you are certain that private transportation to the emergency department is safe and appropriate.

Digestive Health After Hours Covering Physician:  Call 970.385.4022

Established patients needing urgent assistance should contact our covering doctor through our office telephone system, following the prompts provided for emergencies.  Please speak clearly and leave us your full name and telephone number.  The doctor will respond as quickly as possible.  Our physician will have access to your medical records, provided that he has a computer and internet connection available at the time of your call.

Mercy Regional Medical Center Emergency Department:  Call 970.764.2100

Mercy Regional Medical Center staff should contact the covering doctor through the physician's cell phone or home telephone number, as maintained on the hospital emergency access roster.

Digestive Health After Hours Coverage Schedule

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.  While one of us will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to address the needs of established Digestive Health patients, we may not be available on-site at for emergencies at Mercy Regional Medical Center, which maintains a full service gastroenterology practice staffed by physicians it employs.



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 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).