Healthcare Providers

 
 
 

A Call-to-Action Remains

The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable set forth an ambitious goal in 2014: to screen 80% of eligible Americans by 2018. Unfortunately, two years in to the initiative only a 0.9% increase was achieved. A December 2018 American Journal of Gastroenterology article reviewed 58 studies on reasons patients did not follow through on colon screening. They reported fears of sedation, suffering complications, embarrassment and anticipated pain from the colonoscopy. But the number one concern was…(you guessed it) the prep!*

 
 

The Prep Hurdle

The most common repetitive prep-related complaints we hear as physicians involve bad taste, unintended sided effects such as bloating, nausea, and vomiting and the extremely restricted diet.

 
 

Growing Body of Evidence

A meta-analysis of nine studies comparing low-residue and clear liquid diets in preparation for colonoscopy showed that patients better tolerate a low-residue diet and are more willing to repeat the preparation. The analysis did not show a difference in the quality of bowel prep between the two approaches. Gastrointest Endosc 2016;83:499-507.

 
 

The Solution

Colon preps are either prescription or OTC laxatives depending on physician and patient preferences. We published an observational study using a standardized low residue food kit and off label laxatives in a novel dosing schedule to minimize unintended side effects. Patient tolerance and prep completion were high with 98% adequate prep (BBPS >6) with average BBPS of 8. Cecal intubation was achieved in all patients except for patients with strictures, obstructing CRC and one poor prep. Patients at high risk for poor prep were NOT EXCLUDED.

 
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 With 10,000 (and counting) procedures performed, there’s a reason patients tell their friends and family to use Happy Colon Foods.

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Benefits

happier patients

Alleviate patients’ complaints of hunger, bad taste, and side effects

Decrease calls about problems with prep

Fewer endoscopy no-shows and cancellations due to inability to complete prep

 
 

successful procedures

COMPLIANCE: Increase compliance with initial screening and surveillance exams

COMPLETION: Remove the “difficult” from difficult to prep patients; increase overall prep completion rates

PREVENTION: Increase CRC screening rates to prevent CRC and save lives. The North American CRC screening rate for 50-74-year-olds is only 55%-58%.

QUALITY: Excellent real-world ADR’s and cecal intubation rates.

 
 

increased volume

Primary Care physician referrals

Patient referrals via word of mouth

 
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FACT
CRC is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and most common cause of cancer death in men younger than 50 years of age.§

As a healthcare provider,
How Do I Get Started?

 
 

OTC Laxative

If you will be using an off-label laxative, then the patient will need your unique healthcare provider code to order the Happy Colon Food Kit with Laxatives. As a healthcare provider, if this is your first time to use Happy Colon Foods call us at (855) 423-6637 to register and receive your ordering code. Please give that code to any future patients and they can log on to the Happy Colon Foods website and order their bundle.


Prescription Laxative

If you will be using a prescription laxative for your patient, then the patient simply logs on to the Happy Colon Foods website and orders their Happy Colon Food Kit. They will pick up their prescription laxative at the pharmacy.

 
 

Patients will receive their Happy Colon Foods kit or bundle via UPS within 2-5 business days.

FACT
CRC in those younger than 50 years accounts for 11% of all male cases of CRC and 10% of all female cases.
 
 

*Centers for Disease Control & prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey. https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/index.html. Accessed 9 Sept., 2018.

†Singh H, Bernstein CN, Samadder JN, Ahmed R. Screening rates for colorectal cancer in Canada: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2015;3:E149-157.

‡Wolf AMD, Fontham ETCH, Church TR, et al. Colorectal cancer screening for average-risk adults: 2018 guideline update from the American Cancer Society. CA Cancer J Clin. 2018;68:250-81.

§Siegel RL, Miller KD, Fedewa SA, et al. Colorectal cancer statistics, 2017. CA Cancer J Clin. 2017; 67:177-92.

‖Siegel RL, Fedewa SA, Anderson WF, et al. Colorectal cancer incidence patterns in the United States, 1974-2013. J Natl. Cancer Inst. 2017;109.