Frequently Asked Questions

What does the acronym DHAT stand for?

Digestive Health Associates of Texas.

How long has DHAT been a practice?

DHAT was started in 1996 by thirty-seven physicians who had the foresight to understand that in an ever-changing healthcare environment, they would be better positioned to provide high-quality healthcare to their patients as a group vs. individual practitioners. Over 24 years the DHAT practice grew to include over 90 providers and 30 locations throughout DFW. In 2020 DHAT joined the GI Alliance practice, becoming part of the largest, patient-focused, physician-led practice in the United States.

Do DHAT physicians see patients anywhere other than Texas?

DHAT physicians are located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - Locations. However, as part of GI Alliance, we have over 600 Board-Certified Gastroenterologists and Advanced Licensed Practitioners providing care throughout the U.S. To find a GI Alliance provider near you visit www.gialliance.com/locations.

What is GI Alliance?

GI Alliance is the largest, Patient-Focused, Physician-Led Gastroenterology Practice serving patients throughout the United States. DHAT became part of GI Alliance in December 2020. Learn more about GI Alliance here.

What does a Gastroenterologist do?

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine dedicated to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Your GI tract contains significant gastric organs, like your small intestine, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, colon, and liver. To learn more click here.

Why is a colon cancer screening so important?

A colon cancer screening is the process of looking for polyps and cancerous growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum when no gastrointestinal symptoms of disease are present. To learn more about colon cancer screenings click here.

What is a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an endoscopic procedure which allows the physician to examine the lining of the colon using a long flexible tube with a camera on the end of it. To learn more click here.
How can I pay my bill online?

You can pay your bill from DHAT/TDDC online here.

How can I access my patient records?

You can access your records and communicate directly with your DHAT physician’s office online, 24/7 via the DHAT Patient Portal.

How can I get a copy of my patient records?

To request a copy of your patient records please be prepared to provide the following information: Your Name, DOB, Phone number, mailing address to send records. You can make a request by:

  • Calling your Provider’s office directly to request copies of your patient records. You can find your DHAT Provider’s contact information here.
  • Emailing a request with the information above to: [email protected] - OR –
  • Mailing a request to: DHAT Orders Management –Patient Records Request, 8267 Elmbrook Dr., Suite 201, Dallas, Texas 75247
Can I schedule an appointment online?

DHAT enables patients to “Request” an appointment online via this link. Once your request is received, a member of our scheduling team will contact you personally to coordinate your appointment.

Where can I find pre-procedure/colonoscopy prep instructions?

To view the DHAT prep instructions, click here.