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

"Excellent care was given to me so I would be made comfortable. Very clean and staff and physician were friendly. I have had two other colonoscopies and they were in no comparison to the service I received at Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology Center." ∼ Rosetta, Elkton

"I appreciate the extra care to assure my being hydrated before leaving.Everyone is very kind and helpful." ∼ Joseph, Rockingham

"Everyone was very efficient and helpful. I've already recommended Dr. Pou to a friend!" ∼ Anonymous

"Overall things went very well. Was able to leave in a timely manner and not have to stay half a day or so. Very happy with everything." ∼ Vickie, Harrisonburg

"I really liked the office experience compared to hospital. The nurses are so helpful and professional. When someone tells me they need a colonoscopy I always tell them Dr. Pou is THE BEST." ∼ Robert, Stuarts Draft

"I couldn't have had nicer people/staff to care for me." ∼ Loretta, Staunton

"I felt comfortable and well informed both before and after the procedure. Thanks to you all for the great job." ∼ Margaret, Weyers Cave

"Everyone was professional, understanding, and kind. Thank you Dr. Pou and staff." ∼ Anonymous

"Your facility was wonderful, and made me feel very calm, in particular Marie and your wonderful anesthesiologist. I am a nervous person in terms of medical procedures, and your entire team was so professional and calming. Dr. Pou, thank you for your talents and gifts of service to your profession. You have so much to be proud of. " ∼ Jo-Anne, Harrisonburg

"I was very pleased with everything. Your staff does a wonderful job." ∼ Jaunda, Dayton

"Totaly pleased with my experience. Never go anywhere else again." ∼ Carol, Fishersville

"Just a note to thank you (all) for your care and consideration during my 'treatment' at your facility. Many thanks and bless you all." ∼ Rita, Waynesboro

"I was very pleased with the whole experience, with Dr. Pou and the staff. Your instructions were very thorough. Thank you very much." ∼ Betty, Grottoes

"I was very impressed with the staff. The staff was very kind, helpful and understanding. I had an awesome visit with Dr. Pou who was very thorough and kind." ∼ Brenda, Waynesboro

"The Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology Center (Dr. Javier Pou and staff) are very comforting and professional. I highly recommend!" ∼ Sarah, Quicksburg

"I was very very pleased. I arrived a bit nervous and the staff helped me relax. I found the office to be clean and orderly. Very professional. The information provided was very helpful. Thank you for the professional atmosphere and kindness." ∼ William, Waynesboro

"Dr. Pou, you and your entire office staff were very professional and courteous. My wife and I felt completely at ease. Thank you!" ∼ Terry, Penn Laird

"I felt totally comfortable with you! Thank you!" ∼ Brenda, Penn Laird

"Doctor and staff including anesthesiologist were very professional, courteous and helpful. Thank you!" ∼ Steve, Staunton

"I was very worried about having this procedure done in a non-hospital setting. I was amazed by your procedure suite. I was very well taken care before and after my procedure. Particularly in recovery — I woke up feeling great and that's unusual for me. The nurse with me in recovery (she assisted Dr. Pou during my procedure) was very nice, professional and attentive, and very patient with me. I did not feel rushed as I have after other surgeries at the hospital. She was aware how nervous I was in the procedure room and she was very calming to me :)

Dr. Pou … Thank you! You are every bit of what my co-worker had said. Expert, professional, caring, knowledgeable, etc. I would not recommend anyone to have this procedure anywhere EXCEPT Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology! Your whole team is awesome. Thank you again!" ∼ Jill, Bridgewater

"I was extremely pleased with Dr. Pou. He made me feel very comfortable and exceeded my expectations. His staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful when making my appointment, during patient teaching and ensuring my needs were met. Very impressed!! Kudos!!" ∼ Jo Beth, Buena Vista

"I really appreciated the professionalism and compassionate care. I was impressed that the IV started in my hand was painless. Excellent job! Thank you Dr. Pou and your team." ∼ Ryan, Harrisonburg

"Dr. Pou and his staff were excellent. Everyone was very caring and polite. Thank you so much for making both of my procedures a breeze." ∼ Crystal, Staunton

"The whole staff goes beyond excellence."

"Dr. Pou is very thorough and explains things well. He made me feel comfortable as well. I was very impressed with the photos and report!" ∼ Catherine, Bridgewater

"Dr. Pou made a necessary procedure into an experience that was not unpleasant. His fabulous staff goes the extra mile. I will recommend Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology to my friends and family. Thank you!" ∼ Angela, Buena Vista

"Dr. Pou seems to care about his patients. That's very rare these days." ∼ Mark, Elkton

"I recently had a colonoscopy at your facility. It was my first such experience, and I was somewhat apprehensive. Dr. Pou and the entire staff were exceptionally pleasant and reassuring and did everything possible to make certain I was comfortable and that I was fully aware of what to expect. The procedure went well, and I was provided utmost care following the procedure." ∼ Robert, Churchville

Testimonials to Quality of Care

Patient Survey Report — 2013

"Patients were 100% satisfied with the courtesy and caring of the physician, Dr. Pou!" ∼ This is just one of the survey questions asked of past patients. Read the full report.

Letter from Augusta Health — 2011

"Dr. Pou joined our staff at a time when we had no official Gastroenterology service, and since his arrival, has been involved in the development of the GI service as well as setting a reputation for quality and excellence that has helped the service grow in referrals." ∼ Augusta Health, Fishersville

Read the entire letter from Augusta Health.

Press Releases

January 2013

Staunton News Leader - Javier Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for education achievement

November 2012

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) - Javier Pou, MD recognized by ASGE for education achievement

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