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Javier A. Pou, MD, FACG

Dr. Javier A. Pou, FACG

An Experienced Gastro Specialist


Dr. Pou has performed thousands of colonoscopies and EGDs. He is an experienced specialist committed to quality and patient safety.


Through our investment in training and the latest technology, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best environment for preventative and corrective procedures.

Testimonial from Augusta Health, Fishersville

"Dr. Pou joined our staff at a time when we had no official Gastroenterology service, and since his arrival, has been involved in the development of the GI service as well as setting a reputation for quality and excellence that has helped the service grow in referrals." ∼ Janet P. Mangun, Vice-President, Medical Administration, Augusta Health, Fishersville, Virginia

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Exceeding Benchmarks


Dr. Pou exceeds national benchmarks for patent safety and procedure quality.




Our Comfortable Offices

Our offices at both locations are warm and inviting. Help yourself to a hot beverage while you collect your bearings. Relax in our welcoming waiting room.

Our offices are warm and inviting

We are here to answer your questions. Dr. Pou is approachable and patient.

We are here to answer your questions

Our efficient staff is here to help you.

Our effecient staff is here to help you

About Dr. Javier A. Pou, FACG


Dr. Javier A. Pou, FACG, Gastroenterologist

Javier A. Pou, MD, FACG

Dr. Pou earned the distinction of Fellow from American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) as one who demonstrates extraordinary achievement in the field of gastroenterology. ACG designates such physicians as Fellows, and FACG is appended to the title denoting fulfillment of the rigorous requirements. This honor is bestowed in recognition of significant professional achievement and superior competence.

Javier A. Pou, MD, FACG recognized as Fellow by leading gastrointestinal medical society

Dr. Pou is board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine (2003) and Gastroenterology (2007 and 2017). He studied Biology at Bridgewater College in Virginia, and received his medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine (LCME).

He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at a Yale School of Medicine affiliated hospital (ACGME) where he received recognition from American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine. His fellowship training included three years of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology at the Department of Veteran Affairs and a major medical center in San Juan (ACGME). The training was comprised of special rotations and collaboration with the liver transplant center and gastrointestinal program at the Medical College of Virginia and McGuire Veterans Hospital.

Dr. Pou served as one of the first hospitalists at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Virginia, and was key in launching the gastroenterology program at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville, Virginia. In addition to patient care, he has participated in clinical research, presented in national medical conventions, and authored numerous abstracts.

Javier A. Pou, MD recognized by leading gastrointestinal medical society for eduction achievement

Dr. Pou is a member of American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American College of Physician. He is fluent in Spanish and French, and his multicultural background and journey to make the Valley his home, continue to shape Dr. Pou's approach to patient care.

What is a gastroenterologist?

A gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.

What is gastroenterology?

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.


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Continuing Education and Honors


February 2018

Physicians from Shenandoah Valley Gastroenterology Center, PLLC announced that they have joined a national data registry to track and document the quality of colonoscopy, a medical examination of the digestive tract. The new quality initiative, the Gastrointestinal Quality Improvement Consortium, Ltd., or GIQuIC, is a non-profit collaboration whose objective is to provide reliable and relevant measures of endoscopic quality that give physicians meaningful information they can use to improve patient care. Learn more by reading the full press release.

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January 2017

Augusta Medical awards Javier Pou Best Bedside Manner Winner, second year in a row!

The 2016 Best Bedside Manner Awards (awarded in January 2017) honor medical providers who demonstrate kindness, empathy and attentiveness.


January 2016

Augusta Medical awards Javier Pou Best Bedside Manner Winner

The Best Bedside Manner Awards honor the medical providers who were voted by the local community for their kindness empathy and attentiveness.


ASGE Announces 2015 Education Achievement

The ASGE Education Achievement Program (EAP) is designed to recognize and reward physicians who are dedicated to pursuing education in ednoscopy and furthering their ability to provide the most effective patient care. These physicians have completed extensive endoscopy-related education, including demonstration of skills training, inscreased scientific knowledge and reflection on learning. ASGE congratulates the current EAP recipients.

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Bob Corso of WHSV TV3 Interviews Dr. Pou