COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Madison Medical Affiliates & Ascension are working together to vaccinate our patients & our community at several sites across SE Wisconsin. Please check our website for updates on eligibility & availability of the COVID-19 Vaccine.

  • Eligibility: Effective April 5th, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) expanded vaccine eligibility to EVERYONE 16 and older. 
  • Availability: Madison Medical Affiliates has a small quantity of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to schedule your appointment online. 
  • *IMPORTANT*: The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine requires a 28 day booster shot. Do NOT schedule your 1st dose if you are unable to return for your 2nd dose. 

Click Here to Schedule Your COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Update Close

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine involving disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder.


What are some of the common symptoms a Gastroenterologist might treat?

Patients with a variety of digestive complaints or problems – abdominal pain, bleeding, heartburn, ulcer disease, hepatitis, colon polyps and cancer, diarrhea or constipation, gallstones, pancreatitis - will often see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.


How do I prepare for an endoscopic procedure?

Fasting is usually required for at least six hours prior to an endoscopy. Evaluation of the large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) will require additional preparation. Patients are sedated with intravenous medications and usually have little or no recollection of the procedure. After recovery, the patient will require a drive home. Immediate resumption of a regular diet is the rule.


How do I prepare for an endoscopic procedure?

Fasting is usually required for at least six hours prior to an endoscopy. Evaluation of the large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) will require additional preparation. Patients are sedated with intravenous medications and usually have little or no recollection of the procedure. After recovery, the patient will require a drive home. Immediate resumption of a regular diet is the rule.


What are some common effects of endoscopy?

Mild gas pains are often present after the procedure, but will resolve quickly. More serious complications including bleeding or perforation are extremely rare.

Schedule an Appointment

Get started on the road to healing by scheduling an appointment with our experienced team of physicians. Call for an appointment or complete our contact form.

(414) 226-4020