The Digestive Health Physicians Association (DHPA) is thrilled to welcome Gastroenterology Associates of the Piedmont, PA (GAP) as the newest DHPA member practice. With the support of GAP, DHPA’s membership has risen to 62 practices located in 31 states dedicated to strengthening the voice of independent gastroenterologists and providing high quality and cost effective care in the independent GI medical practice setting. DHPA has now grown to include more than 1,500 gastroenterologists and other physician specialists who provide care for 2 million people in nearly 4 million distinct patient encounters each year.
GAP consists of two of the leading and longest established gastroenterology practices in the Piedmont Triad. Salem Gastroenterology Associates, established in 1979, and Piedmont Gastroenterology Specialists, established in 1957, merged in 2013 to form what is known as “GAP.” GAP offers some of the most respected physician names in the Piedmont Triad community and has established a standard of excellence in the overall care offered to patients with digestive and liver diseases. GAP evaluates new patients, performs consultations and conducts follow-up visits for chronic gastrointestinal conditions. Operationally, the group’s respective practices are known as the “Salem Location” and the “Piedmont Location,” and the offices draw and assess labs, administer injections and monitor medication therapies. GAP endoscopy centers are licensed by the state of North Carolina as ambulatory endoscopy centers and are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) having met nationally recognized standards for efficient, cost-effective, high quality healthcare.