Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



How early should I arrive to my appointment?

  • 15-20 minutes early

What should I bring to my appointment?

  • Current Medication List, Lab Work / Imaging/ Consult Notes pertinent to appointment (no discs)

I am establishing a New GI Provider, what should I bring?

  • Past 1 year Imaging/Labs/Previous GI Provider consultation notes, Medication List, ALL Colonoscopy Reports and Endoscopy Report, Any Surgical Procedures and Reports (especially related to GI)

I have Ulcerative Colitis/ Crohn’s Disease and establishing a new GI Provider – what should I bring?

  • ALL GI Records including any Infusion Records

If I am coming in for Liver Issues – what should I bring?

  • Past 1 year of Lab Work and Imaging Results

If I am following up from a Hospital Visit – what should I bring?

  • Discharge paperwork including Lab Work and any Imaging done during Hospital stay.

If I need to reschedule an appointment when should I call?

  • 2 business days


Can I drink Coffee?

  • Yes, black coffee only.

​Can ​I​ use sugar i​n my ​​​​​coffee​?

  • ​ ​Yes, no dairy.

Can ​I mix the prep with clear liquid.

  • ​Yes, all preps EXCEPT Prepopik.

​I can​’t find the Dulcolax orange pills.

  • ​The​ pills are in the same bag as​ the Magnesium Citrate.

​What do I need to do one week prior to my procedure?

  • Do not take iron, multivitamins with iron, fish oil,​ and NSAIDs/Aspirin products​. Iron in foods are fine (spinach). Topical NSAIDS are fine.​

Can ​I eat strawberries?

  •  ​No.

Can I start my prep earlier or later?

  • Yes. Make sure there is 4 hours between A and B. No earlier than 12 and 4 pm and no later than 5 and 9 pm.