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Banding Bulletin – February 2010

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Banding Bulletin – February 2010

It is hard to believe that it is almost March! Time flies and the CRH O’Regan SystemTM continues to gain rapid adoption and positive clinical outcomes. Already this year we have held more than 30 training sessions – and with that said, please note that the training Calendar is filling up quickly. If you are interested in a new or follow-up training session, please call me so we can ensure a timely session for you and your practice.

Research & Articles

A new clinical study has been published in The Journal of Medicine by Dr. Neal Osborn and his colleagues at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates. The Study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of our recommended Techniques using the CRH O’Regan SystemTM, even during the initial experience of the participating GI’s! The positive economic influence of the addition of these procedures was alluded to as well. To read the complete study click here. A complete list of all published Research & Articles can be found on our website: www.crhmedicalproducts.com.

Partner Feedback

We also received an email from Dr. Loren Owensby of Victoria, TX who wanted to share his year’s experience with the System. Below is an excerpt:

The patients end up being 100% happy!!! We also treat a lot of FIA and yeast infections and also use the presenting opportunities to get a lot of screening colonoscopies done for these folks. Rarely does a patient have to go to surgery for LIS for FIA now. I have had three patients come back saying they are still bleeding a few weeks or months later after RBL. Each of those I have performed anoscopy with the handle slotted anoscope and found a hemorrhoidal column not completely gone. I have banded those under direct vision and have gotten good results in all three. One was a 93 yr old man who had been miserable before his first visit with me several months ago.

I have done three or four patients who had previously had hemorrhoid surgery in the years past and had sworn never to have that done again. Each has responded to RBL and has sung our praises loudly. Two were fellow physicians. . . I tell people that external disease will not disappear but that it probably will shrink to 50% of its pretreatment size. That has also been the case. And this procedure <has added significantly to my practice’s income>! Word of mouth is spreading in this area, and we are getting more and more patients all the time. Even the surgeons are sending us patients.

Just thought you might like another positive anecdote. Loren

Thank you for sharing Dr. Owensby!

Online Ordering of Ligators and Marketing Material Now Available!

Now, getting to the subject line which I am sure piqued a lot of interest, we heard you loud and clear and are very excited to announce the availability of online ordering of both ligators and marketing material via our website. If you have not yet ordered online you will need to contact our Customer Service Department to set-up a username and password – after that, the process is simple. Deborah Cotter will be happy to walk you through from start to finish! Please email or call her at 800.660.2153 x1011 to get started!

Upcoming Events

Coming up next month we will be attending two ACG events: ACG New York, NY and ACG Key West, FL – please come by and learn more about what we have been up to lately. You can find our most up to date schedule of events on our Event Calendar.

Know someone who would be interested in the CRH O’Regan System Partnership Program?

Use the “Share with a colleague” function on the right, or send me an email. We are happy to introduce your colleagues to the benefits of the program.

Training and Support Resources

And finally, if you or your practice have any clinical questions/concerns, are ready to expand your practice by having additional doctors trained, or simply want a follow-up training session for yourself, please do not hesitate to contact me. If your practice needs help with any other resources, below is a quick reference to the departments that are here to support you:

Marketing:

Make sure patients looking for treatment can find you! If you have not already done so, please contact Alicia Johnson (800.660.2153 x1029) today so that she can coordinate your addition to our website, and help you build your practice using our printed materials . . . all “free of charge!”as noted above online ordering is now available!!!

Product Ordering:

Don’t be caught empty-handed. Make sure you keep plenty of product on-hand to help reduce expenses incurred by Express Shipping. If you ever have questions about your orders, please do not hesitate to contact Deborah Cotter (800.660.2153 x1011) as noted above online ordering is now available!!!

Front Office Staff Training:

In addition to our on-site training, front office phone training is available to help your receptionists and/or appointment schedulers understand the CRH O’Regan SystemTM and be prepared to answer patient questions. Training is typically less than 30 minutes and is conducted via teleconference. Sessions can be scheduled by contacting Kelley Mamelson (800.660.2153 x1029)

Contracting and Billing:

Our contracting and billing department is available to provide assistance dealing with third party payers as it pertains to the CRH treatment protocols, obtaining maximum reimbursement and to help your staff with any coding and billing issues that may arise. Please contact Sarah Standley (800.660.2153 x1029).

Please let us know how we can help to support you and your practices moving forward – whether it be for training, consultation, operational, billing/coding or marketing support – we are here to help in any way we can!

Best regards,

Mitch

Mitchel Guttenplan, MD, FACS

Medical Director

CRH Medical Products Corporation

T: 800.660.2153 x1022 | C: 770.363.0125 | F: 770.475.9953

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