We hope that this issue of the Banding Bulletin finds you well! As the year draws to a close, we’d like the opportunity to wish you and yours the happiest of Holiday Seasons, along with a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
2014 has been an exciting year for CRH, as Dr. Andy Gorchynsky and I have had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Jarrod Kaufman to our training staff, along with having Mr. Allen Hansard expand his support role as our National Clinical Support Specialist. With all of this additional firepower, we’ve been able to conduct over 400 individual training/refresher/advanced sessions with our Partners all over the country, bringing the number of people using our technology to approximately 1900!
CRH has also been able to expand its offerings to our Partners, providing you with not only the CRH O’Regan System(which has become the “gold standard” in the non-surgical care of hemorrhoids with approximately 500,000 procedures performed in North America), but two other offerings as well. This year, we began providing the “Anospec” disposable, lighted anoscopes manufactured by OBP Medical, which have made life much easier for our providers and our patients.
Most recently, CRH introduced the “Medsense” OTC fulfillment program which launched in October with a “Laxative Series”. This program is all about convenience and compliance – allowing practices to provide their patients with the OTC products they need exactly when they need it, in a safe, controlled, economical manner. For more information about Medsense, please contact JESSICA, and she will get you what you need and get you up and running with the program.
Our last conference of the year was at the NYSGE in New York, and I was thrilled to see so many of our Partners, and hear of their extraordinary level of satisfaction as it pertains to the use of the CRH O’Regan System in conjunction with some of the other treatment algorithms that we’ve been utilizing! As we continue to expand our training and support capacity, I’d like to encourage any of you who are interested in adding these procedures to your practice to contact ME. CRH will provide you with additional information, and I’ll be happy to get you on our training calendar!
For those of you who have already been trained, we want to make certain that you are seeing the same fantastic clinical results that we are describing — and we are always happy to arrange for a visit in order to hold a “Q and A” session as well as to help you with a few cases in order to help technically as well as to reinforce some of the treatment algorithms that are so effective in helping your patients. There is never a cost to you for one of these visits, and our wives are thrilled to get us out of the house . . .. so please let us know if we can help in any way!
Thanks to each of you for your interest and support! We’ll be reaching out to you again after the first of the year, announcing our first set of informational webinars of 2015. Please let me know if there are any topics you’d like us to cover in future “Bulletins” or if there is anything that we can do in order to “help the cause” at your practice. All the best in the New Year, and I hope that we’ll talk to you soon.
Mitchel Guttenplan, MD, FACS
CRH Medical Corporation
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