My colonoscopy went very smoothly due to a caring, personable, and accommodating staff and the skill of Dr. Jeffrey Mathews. Dr. Mathews gently woke me up from the anesthesia and provided me with the outcome both verbally and with a written copy for my records. My only caveat is that the prep was a branded prescription one that was expensive and more inconvenient than the preps for my previous two colonoscopies. I do understand that doctors want to find a prep that is is efficient and thorough, but after using Miralax and Gatorade in the past, the expense, even with partial coverage with Part D, came as a shock. I am fortunate and could afford it. I worry that other seniors on fixed incomes might find it daunting. However, other than this prep issue—all preps are relatively unpleasant in my book—I’m very happy with the facility, with the staff, the responsiveness and quality of care, and with Dr. Mathews.
Sep 20, 2022