United Healthcare has awarded Lisa A. Perryman, MD, FACS, FASCRS, its 2017 Premium Care Physician designation for providing quality and cost-efficient care. Dr. Perryman is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon serving patients throughout the Denver metro area. The UnitedHealth Premium program helps members make informed choices for their medical care. Premium Care Physician is UnitedHealthcare’s highest physician designation. Dr. Perryman specializes in cancer prevention colonoscopies, hemorrhoid treatments, and other colorectal conditions.
9NEWS/NBC selected Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists’ Dr. Lisa A. Perryman, FACS, FASCRS, to launch Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March 2017. It marked the return of the popular 9NEWS Buddy Check9, which highlights different types of cancer each month. March is colorectal cancer awareness month, and like breast cancer has its own special color—BLUE.
Dr. Perryman appeared on the Emmy Award-winning show Colorado & Company with 9NEWS host, Denise Plante. Colon Cancer Alliance, based in Washington, D.C., sponsored the segment below.
Colon Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death and Strikes 1:20 People
Dr. Perryman was also featured in this year’s colon cancer awareness public service announcement encouraging people to get screened for colon cancer. 9NEWS/NBC sent the television clips and PSA to 46 markets across America and released 1.5 million (yes, million) mobile apps throughout Colorado. The message was clear: get screened for colorectal cancer today!
Important Fact: Early Colon Cancer Usually Has No Symptoms
To learn more, please visit our colon cancer awareness page or call our office at (303) 840-8822 to schedule a consultation, colonoscopy, or to speak with our medical staff if you have questions or concerns. You may also request an appointment on our contact page.
We are now participating in the Colorado Health Neighborhood Network and accepting CHN insurance plans. There are several policies listed under these plans. Some of them are held under UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Bright Health. If you have any specific questions regarding whether you have these plans, or if we are in your network, please contact your insurance company directly or contact our office at (303)840-8822. Some insurance companies have Dr. Perryman listed as Lisa Perryman or Lisa Zuraff-Perryman. Please be sure to check for her under both names if they do not recognize one of them.
Thank you to everyone that participated in and donated to this year’s Beers 4 Rears fundraiser at Dry Dock Brewery! We had a RECORD turn out! All proceeds made last night will support colon cancer awareness, help fund local patient’s colonoscopies who are uninsured or under insured, and fund programs for persons currently going through cancer treatment.
Dr. Perryman and her staff will also be participating in the Colon Cancer Alliance‘s Undy Walk/Run on June 25th, 2016 at City Park in Denver, CO. See directions below on how to join or donate to our team, The Healthy Hiney! This year over 100,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Half of those lives could be saved with preventative screenings!
Start the New Year off right by improving your colon health through eating a healthy diet. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently published research linking red meat and processed meat to colon cancer. Decreasing the amount of processed meat in your diet may reduce your risk of developing colon cancer. Make an effort to increase your intake of fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats. These diet modifications will also help you control your weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is beneficial to your colon health. A well-rounded diet in addition to routine screenings, such as colonoscopies is essential to lowering your risk of developing colon cancer.
Take control of your health this year!
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A big thanks to everyone who supported Beers 4 Rears and the Undy Run/Walk event. This is the 3rd year we have participated in the Undy Run/Walk event. Our team name is the Healthy Hiney. The Undy Run/Walk took place at City Park in Denver on June 27th. It was great to see the large numbers of people who support Colon Cancer Awareness. All funds raised go to the Colon Cancer Alliance. For more information on what the proceeds are used for, please visit: Why we fundraise
Hope to see even more people out next year!
Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings.While rates for colon cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining due to routine screening recommendations, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 has been increasing. 7 in 10 people diagnosed with colon cancer had no symptoms.
Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists is proud to announce that we are organizing a fundraiser called Beers 4 Rears to promote Colon Cancer Awareness which will help fund local uninsured/under insured colon cancer screenings, and programs for patients undergoing colon/rectal/anal cancer treatments. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Please join us for a fun evening of mingling at Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, CO on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 5-8pm! If you need more information, please contact our office at (303) 840-8822.
For more information on the Colon Cancer Alliance, please visit their website at www.ccalliance.org
We will soon be adding a patient portal. Both new and existing patients can use this portal to:
*Access your medical records held with our office
*Pay your bill online and choose to receive e-statements
*Communicate with us electronically
*Schedule an appointment or request for our office to contact you regarding scheduling
*Submit your patient registration packet
*Change your contact preferences with our office- we can now contact you via email, text, phone, or mail.
We hope that offering this service will allow patients to take control of their health and make taking care of yourself easier. This service will start to be available to its full capacity starting mid April, 2015. You will soon see a link on our homepage that will direct you to the patient portal. Until then, you may register your patient portal account here:
Friday March 6, 2015 was national Dress in Blue Day to promote colon cancer awareness. This event is held for one day every March in support of this important cause. Our office celebrates for a future free of colon cancer as well as in support of our patients. We went all out in our blue gear. Also, keep in mind that March is colon cancer awareness month. If you are age 50 or older or have other risk factors, make sure you take care of yourself and get screened! It could save your life. For more information regarding Dress in Blue Day and how you can participate, please visit: Dress in Blue Day- Colon Cancer Alliance
Dr. Perryman is featured in the newest edition of Centura Health’s Grow Magazine. Screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of new, late- stage cancer by 70 percent, according, to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Colon cancer awareness month is fast approaching in March so be sure to talk to your doctor about when you should be screened! Please read the article by clicking to enlarge.