Athens Gastrointerology Center
Athens Gastrointerology Center - Athens Endoscopy
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21 Jefferson Place, Athens, GA 30601

Provider Referrals

If your office has recently made a referral to Athens Gastroenterology Center, please click the button below to start your online G.I. Patient Referral Form. Your form will automatically be sent to our office. Then we will call the patient to schedule the appointment. Our office will be happy to update you by fax, P2P Secure System [also known as Join the Network (JTN)] or by your provider’s secure email.

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Click the PDF link below to download the PDF format of your G.I. Patient Referral Form. Then complete the form and fax it to our office at (706) 548-0555, along with the requested patient information.

G.I. Patient Referral Form

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Thank you for your referral!
Your patients are in good hands with our qualified gastrointestinal specialists.
Our team will keep you up to date with your patient’s health care.

Why Refer Your Patients to Us?

What makes us different? Not only do we continuously advance our knowledge and medical technology, we are also committed to providing the most comprehensive, personalized, and highest standard of care possible. The office of Gregory S. Smith, M.D. specializes in Motility & Digestive Diseases (G.I.), Hepatology/ Liver Disease, Endoscopy Procedures, and Investigative Gastroenterology-- taking the time to thoroughly investigate your patient’s G.I. Health until their “case” is solved.

Our center of excellence also provides a Joint Commission certified Ambulatory Surgical Center for endoscopy. For more information on our endoscopy suite, click on Athens Endoscopy, L.L.C.

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What does it mean to be certified by Joint Comission?

  • Improves the quality of patient care by reduc- ing variation in clinical processes – The Joint Commission’s standards and emphasis on clinical practice guidelines help organizations establish a consistent approach to care, reducing the risk of error.
  • Provides a framework for program structure and management – Certification standards help organize the disease management program. This helps to maintain a consistently high-level of quality, using effective data-driven performance improvement.
  • Provides an objective assessment of clinical excellence – Joint Commission reviewers have significant experience evaluating disease man- agement programs. They are trained to provide expert advice and education on good practices during the on-site review.
  • Creates a loyal, cohesive clinical team – Certifi- cation provides an opportunity for staff to de- velop their skills and knowledge. Achieving certification provides the clinical team with a concrete validation of their combined efforts.
  • Promotes a culture of excellence across the or- ganization – Meeting Joint Commission stan- dards is an accomplishment recognized with the awarding of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. Certified organizations proudly display the Gold Seal to advertise their commit- ment to health care quality.
  • Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and ser- vices – Achieving certification makes a strong statement to the community about an organization’s efforts to provide the highest qual- ity services.
  • Recognized by select insurers and other third parties – In some markets, certification is be- coming a prerequisite to eligibility for insurance reimbursement, or participation for managed care plans and contract bidding.



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We understand how nervous patients may be when they come in to receive medical care. With Medical Providers and staff who truly care, your patients will find tranquility and build trust in the warm atmosphere we provide.

In addition to rendering excellent patient health care we are dedicated to giving your patients the best customer experience. Our office is designed for your patients’ comfort while they receive exceptional customer service from our friendly staff. We are always looking for new ways to improve patient service and comfort. We encourage patients and their referring providers to make suggestions.

We urge patients to ask questions during their visit. Our primary goal is to make sure the patient feels better educated about their health when they leave than when they came in for their appointment and to keep their referring physician and primary care physician up to date with their patients’ health care. As always, we do everything we can to better serve your needs and the needs of the patients you refer to us in the most efficient and professional manner.

For more information regarding our office and Medical Providers, click on About Us. Be sure to take a Virtual Tour of Athens Gastroenterology Center, P.C. & Athens Endoscopy, L.L.C.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P)

Join the Network (JTN) to get direct access for Peer-to-Peer communication and more! It’s a network for everyone. As an eClinicalWorks user, access to the Network is built directly into our EMR. Logging into eClinicalWorks automatically connects you to the Network – providing integrated and easy-to-use functionality for communication, enhanced workflow, and secure sharing of information. Tens of thousands of healthcare providers have already joined the network and have become more efficient − get started today!

The Network provides you with:

  • An open network to easily connect and collaborate with other providers
  • Efficiencies and ease of use built into your EMR
  • Features to help you meet meaningful use and more

Join the Network to become Meaningful Use Stage 2 Compliant!

Meaningful Use Stage 2 requires practices to become more familiar with interoperability standards for secure sharing of patient information. Proper transitions of care – referrals, summary of care records, etc. – are at the forefront of this latest initiative. eClinicalWorks provides you with the tools needed to successfully comply, making key clinical data available to share in a secure, trusted environment.

JTN provides users with key features for adhering to Stage 2 requirements:

  1. Simply log on to www.jointhenetwork.com and Request an Account.
  2. To establish your new account, you’ll need some basic information: your name, address, e-mail address, specialty, telephone number, NPI number, medical school name, and year of graduation.
  3. That’s it! There are no complicated forms to fill out and no one will contact you to collect more information.
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