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Welcome to Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.

Why should you choose Oak Ridge Gastroenterology?

Over the last 37 years, we have served the Oak Ridge area and delivered quality care for digestive disorders. From simple problems like hemorrhoids and acid reflux to complex issues like celiac disease and GI cancers, we can help. Our physicians are acid reflux and colon cancer screening specialists. Using advanced technologies like video capsule endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound, we strive to improve your digestive health.

In order to deliver you the best of care, our physicians perform procedures like Endoscopy and Colonoscopy at the award winning Endoscopy Center of Oak Ridge. The physicians and staff take pride in the exceptional care delivered in a safe, comfortable, and caring environment. 

And we’re connected with one of the nation’s highest performing health networks, Covenant Health. That means better care – for you and your family.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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Gastroenterology is the field of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system. This may include treatment of conditions in the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, liver, gallbladder, or pancreas. Learn more about our services below.

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Halls residents Gailen and Melanie Porter recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Thanks to the life-saving care they both received at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center last year, they are working on year number 51.Last fall, they both came down with COVID-19. But as Melanie recovered, her husband’s condition worsened. The couple attributes their faith in God, abundant prayers, and the expert hands of their doctors, nurses, and entire care team at Fort Sanders Regional to saving Gailen’s life."The staff at Fort Sanders Regional provided a level of care that went above the physical; they cared for our emotion and our spirits- they brought us joy. I’m so grateful for those who cared for us like they did. It made all the difference,” said Melanie.Thank you to the many #HealthcareHeroes for the outstanding care you provide to our patients each day! #NursesWeek #HospitalWeek ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you had your COVID-19 vaccine yet? It’s one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Appointments are available at Covenant Health’s convenient Fort Sanders West drive-through clinic. Make your appointment today by phone or online: (865) 374-6159 or www.covenanthealth.com/covid-19-vaccinations/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Covenant Health of East Tennessee posted a video to playlist Leadership Messages.
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In recognition of Hospital Week, our President and CEO Jim VanderSteeg shares a message of appreciation to all employees and announces an exciting award the system received for providing dedicated, compassionate care to our communities in 2020. ... See MoreSee Less

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One day, Loudon County resident Brenda Gentry collapsed while standing in her garden. She was having a stroke and could not feel the left side of her body. Emergency medical professionals rushed her to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center where she received life-saving care. “It is truly a blessing. I just thank the Lord for his help and his guidance to all the doctors and everyone at Fort Sanders Regional,” said Brenda.Brenda is one of many patients who receive excellent care at Covenant Health. Thank you to our #HealthcareHeroes for the outstanding care you provide to our patients each day! #HospitalWeek #NursesWeek #NursesAppreciation #EMSWeek#StrokeMonth #StrokeAwareness ... See MoreSee Less

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Covenant Health of East Tennessee posted a video to playlist Leadership Messages.
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Nurses, thanks for all that you are and all that you do. Our President and CEO Jim VanderSteeg has a special message of gratitude for you. ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome!

We’re proud to welcome Katina Wier, FNP-C to our team. Click here to learn more about Katina.

Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates News


  • Katina Wier, FNP-C is the newest nurse joining the medical team at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology in Oak Ridge, Tennessee....

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  • Misty McCray, FNP-BC is the newest nurse joining the medical team at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology in Oak Ridge, Tennessee....

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  • To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible,...

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  • Certified nurse practitioner Katasha Flatt, NP-C joins the medical team at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology. Learn more about Katasha!

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  • Thank you for stopping by our table at the recent health fair! Here are the answers to the crossword...

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  • Allison Locke, MD of Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates

    Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates is proud to welcome Allison Locke, MD to our health care team. Learn more about...

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  • Venkata C. Gourineni, MD

    Venkata C. Gourineni, MD joins Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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  • Charles Orton, MD

    Charles Orton, MD joins Oak Ridge Gastroenterology Associates and Covenant Health, the region's top-performing healthcare network.

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