Erlanger Physicians To Provide Gastroenterology Services At Hutcheson

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hutcheson Medical Center announced Erlanger gastroenterology specialists Arlsan Kahloon, MD and Laurie-Anne C. Swaby, MD will provide GI services in North Georgia beginning Wednesday. The physicians from Erlanger’s Academic Gastroenterology practice will see patients at Hutcheson’s multi-specialty practice located on the Parkway and perform GI procedures at Hutcheson’s hospital GI lab.

“We are excited to have Drs. Kahloon and Swaby at Hutcheson,” said Roger Forgey, president and CEO of Hutcheson Medical Center.  “Offering expanded GI services at Hutcheson provides our community with local and convenient access to quality gastroenterologists and procedures without the need to leave North Georgia.”

Dr. Kahloon earned his medical degree at The Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed an internal medicine residency program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and completed fellowship training in gastroenterology and hepatology from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.

Dr. Swaby earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York. She completed an internal medicine residency program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston and a gastroenterology fellowship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Hutcheson’s Multi-Specialty Practice is in suite 320 at Hutcheson on the Parkway. The practice also offers in-office surgical procedures by Ih Koo Park, MD; gastroenterology by Donald Mackler, MD; and urology by Joseph Veys, MD.   

For more information or to make an appointment, call 706 861-7275.


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