Founded in March of 1971, we are now celebrating
50 years of serving East Tennessee!
The month of March marks 50 years since our founders started the practice with the primary goal to bring compassionate, modern gastrointestinal care to our region.
We want to thank YOU, our patients, employees, community and healthcare partners for making us part of your family. With your support, we have been able to save lives and improve health for hundreds of thousands of patients.
We’re taking a nostalgic look back this year – and looking ahead to the next 50 years.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.
Help GIA end colon cancer!
Help us stop colon cancer! Spread the word that screenings should start at age 45 and donate NOW to this American Cancer Society fundraiser to support colon cancer research.
Now, more than ever, we need your help.
When Gastrointestinal Associates started in 1971, the medical community was still learning how to best prevent and treat colon cancer. Many risk factors and contributing causes remained unknown with rudimentary diagnostic equipment available. The use of screenings as a means of prevention was just emerging in the field.