What We Do
We provide limited gastroenterology care. This includes screening without the presence of symptoms and colonoscopies without the presence of symptoms.
Symptoms We Don't See
We don't see or treat patients for the following:
- Known Bleeding Disorders
- Hepatitis C
- Body Mass Index greater than 45
- Patients with CPAP issued/requiring oxygen at night
- Chronic GI conditions
Who We Serve
All ages of the following beneficiary categories:
- Active Duty Service Members/Cadets
- TRICARE Prime Active Duty Family Members
Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines
Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that adults age 45 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer. The Task Force recommends that adults age 76 to 85 ask their doctor if they should be screened.
The Task Force recommends several colorectal cancer screening strategies, including:
- Stool Tests
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- CT Colonography (Virtual Colonoscopy)
Learn more about these screening tests
If you have not been evaluated or treated at this clinic within the last 12 months, a new referral is required by your Primary Care Manager (PCM) or other qualified provider.
Your referral will be reviewed for appropriateness to be appointed at this MTF, Fort Carson Gastroenterology
or with a network provider off-base. If our clinic is selected for care, the Access to Care Line will make three attempts to book your initial evaluation.
If you're not contacted within 3 business days to book your appointment, your referral has likely been deferred off-base. Visit www.TRICARE-west.com
to access your network provider referral authorization. If no referral authorization is visible, contact the Access to Care Line or 10th Medical Group Referral Management
to determine whether your referral is still in-progress.
Additional information on the referral process is available on the Referral Support Page
or via the 10 MDG Referral Guide
If you have an active referral to or have been seen by USAF Academy Gastroenterology Clinic within the last 12 months, contact our clinic using the following:
- Message using the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal (see link to instructions below)
- Request appointments using the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal (see link to instructions below)
- Call the direct line at 719-333-5410
- Call the Access to Care Line at 719-524-2273, Option 1
How to Use the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
Visit our tutorial page
that includes screen shots and step-by-step instructions for submitting messages, booking appointments and requesting appointments.
When messaging or searching our clinic, use the name: USAF Academy Gastroenterology Clinic