Quality, Compassionate Digestive Care in Columbus and Starkville
With locations in Columbus, MS and Starkville, MS, Gastroenterology Associates’ team of five physicians and five nurse practitioners provide our patients, referring physicians, and community with comprehensive gastroenterology care. As the only gastroenterology practice in the Columbus area with board-certified physicians, we take pride in offering our patients convenient, high-quality diagnostic, screening and treatment options. Our physicians perform more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures annually at Columbus Endoscopy Center, Inc., our AAAHC accredited ambulatory surgery center. The surgery center allows us to offer patients more intimate care, reduced time in facility, and significant cost savings over procedures performed in a hospital setting.
Meet Your Doctors
Our board-certified specialists in Gastroenterology provide quality, compassionate care you deserve.
J.S. RAWSON M.D.
Alan T. Williams M.D.
S. Andrew Johnson M.D.
Richard L. Johnston M.D.
Richard K. Heard M.D.
William Gillespie M.D.
Our NPs work closely with our doctors to provide team based, physician directed care. Every patient is assigned to a doctor and sees them on the initial visit. Subsequent visits may be with the NP or the physician, depending on several circumstances. Our physicians review and sign off on every plan for every patient for every visit, no matter who they see. The physician does every procedure. This team based approach allows for more timely visits and more time spent with you at your visit. We are proud of our NPs and the compassionate care they provide to our patients.