News and Updates

July 13, 2017

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

We wanted to share some great recipes that are gluten-free as well as lactose-free that showcase fresh ingredients.  This week we have a chili roasted sweet potatoes recipe.


July 7, 2017

Corn & Avocado Salad Recipe

We wanted to share some great recipes that are gluten-free as well as lactose-free that showcase fresh ingredients.  This week we have a corn and avocado salad recipe.  


April 7, 2017

What is a Gluten-Free Diet?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and oats. Gluten acts like a “glue” to hold food together. Most people can eat foods with gluten without any problems. However, for some, gluten can cause injury to the cells of the bowel wall (small intestine) which leads to incomplete digestion and malabsorption of nutrients.


March 13, 2017

Our West Creek Office is Now Open!

Our new office is located in the West Creek Medical Park just west of Short Pump. We are near the intersection of West Broad Street and Route 288 with easy access to I-64 and I-295. Continue reading to learn more.


March 7, 2017

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding: When to See a Doctor

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding refers to any loss of blood from your gastrointestinal tract. Blood loss may be overt (visible) or occult (undetectable to the naked eye). The volume, color, and associated symptoms offer clues regarding the cause of bleeding. Continue reading to learn more about the causes as well as when to seek medical attention.


March 1, 2017

RGA Platinum Sponsorship Will Benefit Hanover Safe Place

Richmond Gastroenterology Associates (RGA) and the RGA Hanover office are happy to become a Platinum sponsor of the 18th Annual Mechanicsville Rotary Club Casino Night to benefit Hanover Safe Place. Hanover Safe Place has a vision that freedom from domestic violence and sexual assault is a reality for every resident of Hanover County, Virginia. Continue reading to learn about the link between severe GI symptoms and a history of physical or sexual abuse.


February 23, 2017

Does H. pylori Cause Ulcers?

H. pylori is a spiral-shaped, microaerophilic and gram-negative bacterium. It’s a common bacterium that grows in the digestive tract. An estimated 50% of the world’s population is affected with this bug, with infection more frequent and acquired at an earlier age in developing countries compared with industrialized nations. It is thought that infected people transmit […]


December 5, 2016

Colon Cancer and Family History: Lynch Syndrome

Families with Lynch Syndrome have more instances of colon and rectal (colorectal) cancer, and cancers tend to occur at an earlier age, younger than age 50. We do not know exactly how many colorectal cancers are caused by Lynch Syndrome, but researchers estimate that it causes at least three percent of colorectal cancers.


December 1, 2016

Our Health Magazine Announces Best Bedside Manner Awards

We are very excited to have 4 winners this year!  Congratulations to Dr. Howard Haverty who won 1st place and Dr. Robert Flynn who won 3rd place in the Gastroenterology category.  Congratulations also to Amy Foster, ACNP who won 1st place in the Nurse Practitioner category and Shannon Townsend, PA-C  who won 3rd place in […]