9 Signs That You Have a Bad Digestive Health And Foods That Cure | January 25th, 2018

Digestive health is important. You know it is! Without a properly functioning gut, nothing seems to be right. It affects your health, your mood; in short, your general well-being. For proper functioning of the gut, you need to have a proper balance between the good and bad bacteria. However, if the latter forms too much Read More…

Why Do You Need An Endoscopy And Different Types Of It? | January 15th, 2018

If you are planning to get an endoscopy done, it is highly advisable to know the procedure well before undergoing the same. Here is everything you need to know about endoscopy and the different types of it. What Is Endoscopy? Endoscopy can be defined as a medical procedure wherein the doctor insets specialized instruments, namely Read More…

4 Ways Your Gut Can Affect Your Overall Health | January 10th, 2018

To quote ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, “All disease begins in the gut” and this statement has proved to be true. Your gut is more powerful than you can even comprehend. It affects the working of the rest of your body. Don’t believe this? Dr. Kurt Vernon, a GI specialist Fuquay-Vernon NC based ponders more on Read More…

Cologuard Technology



Testing for colon cancer just got easier. If you don’t already know, Cologuard is a new competing technology for colon cancer screening that is simple and ease of use. It involves no prep, no sedation, and most importantly, its effective. What exactly is Cologuard? Cologuard is a cancer detection test. Specifically, it tests for genetic Read More…

Vernon Receives Recognition – North Carolina Gastroenterologist



The practice of Kurt Vernon, MD, The GI Guy, is proud to announce that we have received a ‘Tier 1 Designation”, a high quality recognition from one of the nation’s largest health insurers – Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.  BCBSNC Tiered Network utilizes administrative claims data to identify high quality, low cost providers and Read More…

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