Viola Marshall is a CCMA for Cy-Fair Medical Partner West Rd clinic who supports Dr. Richard Bang and Dr. Yelena Krupnik. Viola brings to us more than 15 years of clinical healthcare service. Originally from Louisiana she relocated to Houston after the devastations of Hurricane Katrina.
Viola’s tenure with TPR started in the float pool. At the West Rd clinic she came to us when he had no staff and she worked hard to keep us afloat. There were some days Viola managed to support both providers in seeing more than 35 patients, returned all the patients calls, finished her tasks, and entered all her charges timely. Throughout our staffing troubles Viola supported us all and never wavered in her diligence to provide stellar customer care. Viola is a welcome addition to our office and we are proud that she has been awarded the first ever TPR Employee of the Month Reward. Her story is one deserving of our gratitude and this award. Thank you, Viola.
If you have ever had any type of digestion disorder, or have had any issues related to the liver, then you have probably been referred to a gastroenterologist. This is a physician that has dedicated training in managing diseases that are unique to both the liver and the gastrointestinal tract.
Any type of condition that affects the esophagus, small intestine, colon, rectum, gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, or your stomach will require a visit to a gastroenterologist. GI doctors in Houston are required to complete a minimum of a three-year internal medicine residency as well as additional training called a fellowship in the field of Gastroenterology. In total, five to six years of training with specialized education in the field is what these physicians receive by the end of their educational training.
In addition to being experts in intestinal conditions, gastroenterologist(s) can also treat any type of nutritional issues surrounding nutrition absorption. Because rigorous training is required, these physicians provide excellent quality care when it comes to all of their services. From endoscopy, colonoscopy, intestinal dilation, endoscopic mucosal resection to the drainage of tubes, these physicians have the highest quality of dedicated training and comprehensive knowledge.
Services offer can include:
- Screenings for colorectal cancers as well as colon cancer
- Provide diagnosis for digestive and liver diseases
- Can look at treatments for cirrhosis which is scarring on the liver
- They can treat hemorrhoids and hepatitis
- They can treat pancreatitis and treat cysts or masses in the pancreas
- They can treat swallowing disorders
- They can treat any type of rectal bleeding
- And they can treat Crohn’s disease and Celiac disease
In addition to these, GI doctors in Houston can also treat more minor conditions like constipation, gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and weight loss or weight gain. Types of treatments can involve anything from endoscopic examinations, to the placement of internal drainage tubes, to the evaluation of tumors, to minimally invasive alternatives for surgical procedures.
For women who have had a regular gynecologist over the years may never wonder whether their OB-GYN is right for them due to the amount of time that they have spent with that particular doctor over the years. However, just because you have been with a particular doctor for a while doesn’t necessarily always mean that they are the right one for you.
It is important to always reassess your doctors throughout the years to ensure that your needs are still being met. For women who are currently looking for a new Cypress gynecologist, here are some tips that may benefit you:
- Take a look at the gynecologist’s values. It is very important that when deciding on whether to stay with an old gynecologist, or determining whether you should go with a new one, that you talk about pap smears, birth control, and pregnancy. By having this type of talk, you can decide whether or not their values surrounding those topics are similar to yours. If they differ, then you may need to find a new OB-GYN or move on from your old one.
- How long do they spend with you? Although it may be nice to book an appointment, get in there, and get out as fast as possible, but when it comes to pregnancies and giving birth, those short appointments may not be enough time. If you determine that the time you are given isn’t enough, you need to either ask for a time extension or find a new doctor that can allot the time you need.
Finally, if your gynecologist doesn’t have a back-up network, this can make it rough on the patients. You want to make sure that the gynecologist of your choice has a network of partners that can take on their patients when they simply cannot. If this is not the case with your OB-GYN, then you may want to consider searching for a new one as you don’t want to have appointments canceled or missed when you are concerned about your pregnancy or overall health.