Gastroenterology doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin at White-Wilson Medical Center near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field
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Gastroenterology doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field at White-Wilson Medical Center

Gastroenterology doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field at White-Wilson Medical CenterGastroenterology is the branch of medicine where the digestive system and its disorders are studied. 

Diseases affecting gastrointestinal tract (i.e. organs from mouth to anus) are the focus of this specialty. Doctors specializing in the field are called gastroenterologists. Important advances have been made in the last 50 years, contributing to rapid expansion of its scope.

Colon cancer is the #2 cause of cancer deaths in the US, but it is also one of two preventable cancers.

At White-Wilson, we believe that preventing colon cancer requires a proactive approach by both doctors and patients. We take pride in offering Colonoscopy Screenings as a preventive measure to reduce your risk of colon cancer.


A Colonoscopy Screening is simply a routine colonoscopy for individuals who are not experiencing any pain or symptoms.


  • If you are experiencing and gastrointestinal symptoms, contact your primary care physician.

  • If you have a family history of colon cancer/colon polyps, you should schedule a screening colonoscopy at age 40.

  • If you have no family history of colon cancer, you should schedule a screening at age 50.

The Facts

  • Polyps are pre-cancerous tissue often discovered and removed during a colonoscopy, thus preventing cancer development.

  • The majority of people with polyps or early colon cancer do not have any symptoms.

  • 70% of colon cancer patients do not have a family history of colon cancer. Everyone is at risk, and colon cancer equally affects men and women.
Procedures offered by our Gastroenterology Clinic include:
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • 48-Hour PH Probe Study
  • Upper Endoscopy

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White-Wilson Gastroenterology Reference Materials & Health Tips:


Colon polyps and cancer prevention: There are a number of dietary steps that can be taken to reduce your chance of getting colon cancer or polyps. 
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Diverticulosis: known as pockets or pouches of the colon, is very common.  The condition is almost certainly caused by a low fiber intake over a lifetime.
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Gastroenterology Physicians
Christopher Abrasley - Gastroenterology doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field at White-Wilson Medical Center Abrasley, Christopher D., M.D.
850.863.8260
Gastroenterology 
Fort Walton Beach

Riggenbach, C. Mark, M.D. - Gastroenterology doctors in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Destin near Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field at White-Wilson Medical Center Riggenbach, C. Mark, M.D.
850.863.8260
Gastroenterology 
Fort Walton Beach

Saylor, Suzanne, ARNP
850.863.8260
Gastroenterology 
Fort Walton Beach


Fort Walton Beach 850.863.8100   |   Destin 850.269.6400   |   Navarre 850.396.0108   |   Niceville 850.897.4400

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