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MMC Gastroenterology Earns High ADR Scores for Colonoscopy Screenings Exceeding National Average

August 22nd, 2018

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic’s Gastroenterology department has received impressive results regarding their 2017 adenoma detection rate (ADR) for colonoscopy screenings.

What is an Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR)? ADR is the widely accepted national benchmark on quality for colonoscopy screenings. An adenoma is a tumor that is benign and can be removed during a colonoscopy, but without detection it can grow and turn malignant. A physician’s ADR is related to the number of individuals undergoing a colonoscopy screening who have one or more adenomas detected. A high ADR represents a higher rate of detection, which correlates to a lower risk of colon cancer.

The MMC Gastroenterology department received an ADR of 41.25% in 2017, exceeding the national average colonoscopy ADR of 20% for females and 30% for males. These impressive results prove that MMC’s Gastroenterologists continue to provide exceptional service to the Murfreesboro community.

MMC Gastroenterologist, Dr. Cregan Laborde, notes, “Meeting national quality targets is essential for colon cancer prevention and reduction of cancer mortality. The MMC Gastroenterology team is committed to delivering high quality patient care and is excited about exceeding quality performance benchmarks.”

Regular colonoscopy screenings should begin at the age of 50, and should be repeated every ten years if there are no adenomas detected. If abnormalities or cancerous cells are detected, a physician may recommend more frequent screenings.

To learn more about MMCGastroenterology, please contact us at 615-867-8040 or visit

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