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Javier A. Pou, MD, FACG

Dr. Pou has performed thousands of colonoscopies and EGDs. He is an experienced specialist committed to quality and patient safety.

Through our investment in training and the latest technology, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best environment for preventative and corrective procedures.

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Dr. Pou at Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology provides the expertise and knowledge that both meet and exceed the national benchmarks for patent safety and procedure quality.

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November 19, 2012

Javier A. Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for eduction achievement

Javier A. Pou, MD
recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society
for eduction achievement

OAK BROOK, IL – November 19, 2012 – The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), a leading gastrointestinal medical society, has recognized Javier A. Pou, MD as part of its program to recognize and reward ASGE members who are dedicated to improving their clinical and professional practice in endoscopy. The ASGE Education Achievement Program is designed to acknowledge physicians who are dedicated to pursuing education in endoscopy and improving their ability to provide the most effective care for their patients.

"Dr. Pou is an asset to our community. We are proud of his commitment to continuing his medical education in order to provide the best care possible for patients. His efforts are recognized by the ASGE," says Amy Burkhardt, proprietor of Blue Sky eSolutions, a marketing firm in Harrisonburg.

"Continuing Medical Education (CME) shouldn’t just be about the number of credits. ASGE wants to acknowledge those physicians who are demonstrating a commitment to improving their own practice and patient care," said Amitabh Chak, MD, FASGE, chair of the ASGE CME Programs Committee. "This program offers participants an opportunity to evaluate their education, assess how it has impacted their practice and identify future needs."

Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology has two locations, Waynesboro - 540-946-1662 and Harrisonburg - 540-437-0087. Dr. Pou is a diplomate of the American Society of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He did his undergraduate studies at Bridgewater College of Virginia where he fell in love with the community of the Shenandoah Valley. Dr. Pou served as one of the first Hospitalists at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in 2003. He was also involved in the development of the gastroenterology service at Augusta Health in 2009 while setting a reputation for quality and excellence. In the past he has been recognized by the American College of Physician and American Society of Internal Medicine, and presented in local and national scientific meetings. Dr. Pou's multifaceted background and familiarity with the Shenandoah Valley continues to shape his individualized approach to patient care in private practice.

About Endoscopy

Endoscopy is performed by specially-trained physicians called endoscopists using the most current technology to diagnose and treat diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Using flexible, thin tubes called endoscopes, endoscopists are able to access the human digestive tract without incisions via natural orifices. Endoscopes are designed with high-intensity lighting and fitted with precision devices that allow viewing and treatment of the gastrointestinal system.

Javier A. Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for eduction achievement

Colon Cancer: Have you been screened?

If you are 50 or over or have a family history of colon cancer, you should be screened. African-Americans should be screened beginning at age 45. Colon cancer is one of the most preventable -- and curable -- types of cancer when detected early. Since the risk of colon cancer increases with age, getting screened is essential.

Advances in endoscopy and colonoscopy have reduced patient discomfort and promote preventative healthcare. Contact us today to schedule your procedure. We have appointments available through the end of the year.

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
1520 Kensington Road
Suite 202
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Javier A. Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for eduction achievement

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