About UEG!

The Mission of University Endoscopy Group is to provide excellent gastrointestinal care in a timely fashion. Personalized, efficient and comprehensive care is provided for a wide array of gastrointestinal and liver diseases, by employing the newest medical technology and the highest clinical standards.

University Endoscopy Group

Bayside Endoscopy Center

Administrator: Kathy Abiri, RN, MS, CASC
Clinical Director: Kerri Alfieri, RN BSN

East Bay Endoscopy Center

Administrator: Kathy Abiri, RN, MS, CASC
Clinical Director: Sherri Tager, RN

East Greenwich Endoscopy Center

Administrator: Jane Carr, RN
Clinical Director: Stacy Tabele, RN, BSN

Ocean State Endoscopy Center

Administrator: Tina Woods
Clinical Director: Kate Foster, RN

Business Office

Business Office Manager: Debra Zaino, CPC
Beginning on 11/6/17

Rhode Island Central Billing Office

1637 Mineral Springs Avenue | Suite 203
North Providence, Rhode Island 02904

Ph: 401.383.0530  |  Fax: 401.383.7807

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Notes to Kathy

Thanks for setting me on the right path!

Kathy,

As you know, I was pretty nervous before my colonoscopy, and was searching the internet for more information so I could be as prepared as possible.  Watching Katie Couric's video did help get a few nerves out. I'm 23 and my dad died of colon cancer at 59 and there are various other grandparents, etc., who have had it, so my small symptoms that would normally not be a concern warranted a check just in case.  It was a relief to know that I would know for certain, but scary to know that I could get some bad news too.  Beyond that vague fear, though, was my real fear of needles and particularly IV's.

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It was so helpful to read your account of your colonoscopy, and maybe it will help someone to read about mine.

Dear Kathy,

At first I wasn't sure if I should write back and tell you about my experience, but then I saw that you had some testimonials on your site, so here I am.  It was so helpful to read your account of your colonoscopy, and maybe it will help someone to read about mine.

I had a choice of prep methods, and I didn't really know which to choose, the liquid or the pills.  The nurse suggested the pills, because the process would be faster.  I filled the prescription for Vicidol (I think I have spelled it correctly, but I'm not positive), and I was given 28 pills.  I was instructed to take twenty of them the evening before the procedure, four at a time, beginning at 5:00  and then at each 15-minute interval until I had swallowed all 28.  I was supposed to drink at least 8 ounces of a clear liquid with each dose.  It was recommended that I drink ginger ale, and it was required that I take it for the last dose.

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Thanks again for the information and encouragement, it's a real service.

Dear Kathy,

Just wanted to send a note to say how much I benefitted from your website and the "testimonials" as I anticipated my first colonoscopy (done on 1/31).  This site was by far the most helpful of any I found.  My thanks to you for such thorough details, and to everyone who wrote in and told their stories.  It helps a great deal to have a sense of what to anticipate.

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