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Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Screening, Prevention

Total Credits: 0.75 including 0.75 AOA Category 1-A, 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1

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Colon Cancer: Risk Factors, Screening, Prevention
Nayan Patel, DO, AGAF

  • Compare different methods of colon cancer screening.
  • Assess the risk factors that increase the chance of colon cancer
  • Summarize the difference in pathways for sporadic and hereditary colon cancer syndrome

Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures
Dr. Patel has no disclosures.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology

Arizona Digestive Health


Nayan Patel DO, MPH is a board-certified Gastroenterologist and Transplant Hepatologist practicing at Arizona Digestive Health in Scottsdale. He is a graduate of the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology. He has ten years of experience in both gastroenterology and transplant hepatology. Prior to joining Arizona Digestive Health, he was co-director of the liver transplant program at Banner University Medical Center – Phoenix.  Dr. Patel is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. He has authored over 20 peer reviewed publications, abstracts, and book chapters.  His clinical interests include improving quality of care in cirrhosis, colon cancer screening, endoscopy, and general gastroenterology. His goal is to make expert liver and digestive care accessible to the community.  He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and holds a national position as a member of the Training and Workforce committee. He is an American Gastroenterological Association Fellow (AGAF), and member of the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Patel has no disclosures.

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