Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s Gastroenterology suite provides recommended preventive procedures such as colonoscopy, as well as with other procedures for diagnosis and treatment of digestive and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. (Beginning at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends that men and women receive a colonoscopy every 10 years or a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years.) Learn what to expect when having a colonscopy.

The gastroenterologists of Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter provide diagnosis and treatment of adult disorders of the digestive system (the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver and pancreas), including trouble with swallowing, heartburn, chest pain not due to heart disease, ulcers, problems with digestion and elimination, and symptoms occurring after surgery. In addition, we encourage screening for colon cancer and are committed to colon cancer prevention. We are dedicated to preserving your digestive health and providing the advanced care every patient deserves. 

The gastroenterologists and GI staff at MMC use technologically advanced systems for colonoscopy, endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and other gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures. In addition to diagnostic procedures, our GI doctors and staff specialize in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Celiac diseases, reflux, chronic liver disease, and ulcers and tumors of the esophagus and stomach.

Irritable Bowel syndrome

Gastroparesis Diet
(Nausea and Vomiting)

Gastroesophageal reflux Disease

Colon Cancer

Crohn’s Disease

Iron Deficiency anemia


Hepatitis C

Heart Burn

Non Cardiac Chest Pain

Bacterial overgrowth

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Intestinal Gas Problems Ulcerative Colitis
Celiac sprue  

By using video endoscopes, gastroenterologists can explore symptoms after the patient has been evaluated by the primary care physician and radiologist. This includes screening for colon cancer by fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy and the removal of polyps by colonoscopy. 

  • We now have the Bravo ph probe which can be used to evaluate people with atypical chest pain. It can also be used to assess other symptoms of reflux such as chronic cough, hoarseness, and asthma.
  • Presently, we have an irritable bowel syndrome – diarrhea predominant study available. This is using a drug called lotronex.
  • There are 2 new drug therapies available for hepatitis C genotype 1 that have shown an excellent success rate.


What to Expect When Having a Colonscopy