Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What insurances do you accept?

The Colon, Stomach and Liver Center and the Loudoun Endoscopy Group accepts most major insurances. We do not accept the following insurances:

  • Medicaid
  • Humana Gold
  • Aetna HCA
  • Cigna HCA
  • Cigna Connect
  • Cigna EPO

If you do not have insurance, we have self-pay rates that can be paid in installments that meet your budget. For questions, please contact a representative from our billing department: (703) 723-3670 ext. 220.


APPOINTMENT 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

PROCEDURE/PREP FAQs

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.