FAQ

What is a Gastroenterologist?

A Gastroenterologist is a medical specialist with extensive training in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system.  Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are called digestive diseases.  For a listing of the most common diseases, please refer to our section on “Common Digestive Disorders”.

What is a Physician Assistant?

A Physician Assistant is a health care professional licensed by the state to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs perform physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and in almost all states (including North Carolina) can write prescriptions.

The “C” stands for certified. It means that the person who holds the title has met the defined course of study and has undergone testing by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Gastroenterology Administration

Division Director:
Joan Curtin
LeBauer HealthCare Gastroenterology
520 North Elam Avenue, 3rd Floor
Greensboro, NC 27403
336-547-1745
joan.curtin@conehealth.com

Clerical Team Lead:
Yesi Frank
LeBauer HealthCare Gastroenterology
520 North Elam Avenue, 3rd Floor
Greensboro, NC 27403
336-547-1745
yesi.frank@conehealth.com

Clinical Team Lead:
Sheri Jones, RN
LeBauer HealthCare Gastroenterology
520 North Elam Avenue, 3rd Floor
Greensboro, NC 27403
336-547-1745
sheri.jones@conehealth.com

Nursing Supervisor – LeBauer Endoscopy Center:
Natalie Sechrist, RN
LeBauer HealthCare Gastroenterology
520 North Elam Avenue, 4th Floor
Greensboro, NC 27403
336-547-1713

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What Does AAAHC Accreditation Mean?

Accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC/Accreditation Association) means LeBauer Endoscopy Center has met nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, set by the Accreditation Association. More than 4,500 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by AAAHC.

Ambulatory health care organizations seeking accreditation by the AAAHC must undergo an extensive self-assessment and on-site survey by the Accreditation Association’s expert surveyors – volunteer physicians, nurses and administrators who are actively involved in ambulatory health care. The survey is consultative and educational, presenting best practices to help an organization improve its care and services.

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