The physicians at Atlantic Digestive Specialists are committed to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. Each spring, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we donate screening colonoscopies to eligible patients in the Seacoast. Working with Families First and Lamprey Health Care this year, Drs. Epstein, Hyett, and Grondin performed colonoscopies at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Led by Dr. Roger Epstein, we have been offering this program every March for the past nine years.
“Most of us think of a colonoscopy as unpleasant and approach it with dread and fear,” said Jane Cummings, RN, about the program in a past post. “Our patients view it as a positive experience and appreciate the opportunity to receive a health screening that they are not able to afford. This is a great collaboration of the public and private sector resulting in preventive health services to the uninjured in the Seacoast community.”
Physicians typically perform about twenty colonoscopies on select Saturdays in March and patients never receive a bill.