Mark Kukler, DO
Scott Schorr, MD
Marcelle Owens, MD
Arvind Kulkarni, MD
Tanya Rutledge, MD

Welcome to SGA
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Did You Know?

This year, more than 50,000 Americans will die from colorectal cancer and approximately 131,600 new cases will be diagnosed. Colon cancer is the most treatable of all cancers. Cancer can be detected early with a colonoscopy. Prevention through screening is extraordinarily cost-effective.

In most cases, cancer screening is covered by your insurance plan. If you are 50 years of age or older, or if you have a family history of colon cancer and have not had a screening colonoscopy, call for an appointment to see one of our physicians.

Thank you for choosing Southern Gastroenterology Associates as your source for quality medical care and information. SGA is a practice dedicated to serve your healthcare needs in a compassionate, patient-oriented and cost-effective manner. Our website is designed to acquaint you with our physicians and practice.

We emphasize physician communication and patient education. This ensures that patients have a clear understanding of their medical problems as well as treatment options.

New patients please click here.

office information
Main Office
Scheduling and Correspondence
Southern Gastroenterology Associates, L.L.C.
763 Old Norcross Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Snellville Office
Eastside Physicians Plaza
1800 Tree Lane, Suite 190
Snellville, GA 30078

Duluth Office
3655 Howell Ferry Road, Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096

Office Hours
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

If your insurance company requires a referral, please bring your referral with you at the time of appointment. Without a referral, you will be responsible for total payment of services provided. Please contact your Primary Care Physician or insurance company for inquiries about referrals.

Telephone Calls
If you experience any digestive or related problems between appointments, please call our office and briefly describe your situation to the nurse. If your call is of an urgent nature, a physician will call you immediately. Otherwise, a physician will return your call as soon as possible or an appointment can be scheduled to evaluate the difficulty.

For emergencies after office hours, call 678-985-2000. Our answering service will immediately contact the on-call physician who will return your call.

In the event of an extreme emergency, proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room, where we can be notified regarding your situation.

Prescription refills are handled during regular office hours. Please allow 48 hours to process this request. Refills for certain medications such as nerve or pain medicines will be handled only by the physician prescribing them. Certain medications require close follow-up and an office visit may be necessary for medication refill or adjustment.

Insurance and Payment
We file insurance claims as a convenience to our patients when adequate insurance information is provided. However, you are responsible for your bill regardless of what the insurance company pays. Please bring your insurance card(s) to each office visit. For office visits and procedures, payment of any deductible, co-payment, or amount not covered by insurance, is expected at the time of service. Our billing staff is able to assist with special arrangements when necessary. For your convenience, we do accept VISA and MasterCard as well as cash and personal checks. We gladly accept Medicare and are providers for many HMO, PPO and POS plans.
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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