FDA Voluntary Recall of Ranitidine (Zantac)

Recently, ranitidine (Zantac), and potentially other similar drugs in the same class, have been removed from shelves worldwide as a precautionary measure citing a contamination/safety concern.  If you or a family member take this type of heartburn medication, we encourage you to reach out to your DHP provider or primary care physician to see if a switch to another medication is recommended in your situation.  Pepcid (famotidine) is sometimes recommended as an equivalent over-the-counter optionPatient safety is our first priority. We will provide updates, if needed, through our patient portal.  

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/statement-alerting-patients-and-health-care-professionals-ndma-found-samples-ranitidine

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/apotex-corp-issues-voluntary-nationwide-recall-ranitidine-tablets-75mg-and-150mg-all-pack-sizes-and

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/sandoz-inc-issues-voluntary-recall-ranitidine-hydrochloride-capsules-150mg-and-300mg-due-elevated

Retirement Announcement - Dr. Carl Stamm

Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology, a division of DHP, announces the retirement of Dr. Carl Stamm as of December 31, 2018.  He served the healthcare needs of the people of Western North Carolina since founding the practice 26 years ago.  We wish him well in his much-deserved retirement.  Dr. Stamm’s patients will be able to continue their care in a seamless transition to one of our other practice physicians.  To make arrangements to see another Carolina Mountain Gastroenterology physician, please call at 828-696-3099.

Get Your Rear in Gear Asheville 5k Run Walk

Get Your Rear in Gear - Asheville, hosted by Digestive Health Partners. We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Join us on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 for Get Your Rear in Gear - Asheville, help us raise colon cancer awareness in the Asheville-area. Funds raised at the event help support local awareness and screening efforts in our community. The day includes a 5k run and walk.

Click here for more information https://donate.coloncancercoalition.org/asheville