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Dr. Winstead Chooses Provation Apex to Replace EndoWorks® at Gulf Coast Surgical Center

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Nathaniel (Teddy) Winstead, MD



-Owner at Houma Digestive Health Specialists
-Gastroenterologist at Gulf Coast Surgical Center, LLC
-Credentialed at Terrebonne General Medical Center


Houma, Louisiana

Provation Customer Since


Procedures Performed Annually


Fun Facts

Dr. Winstead comes from a family of medical professionals; his father and sister are psychiatrists and his grandfather owned a pharmacy. He loves fishing, jogging, golfing and being active in the Houma community.


About Dr. Nathaniel (Teddy) Winstead

Dr. Winstead, a board-certified gastroenterologist, was raised in Louisiana around some of the best food in the world. His interest in gastroenterology stems from his curiosity about how digestive issues relate to diet, and, just as importantly, factors outside of diet. Dr. Winstead strives to distinguish myths from facts and provide the best treatment possible because, as he says, “No one should have to pass up on a good bowl of gumbo.”

For years, Dr. Winstead served as the Director of Gastroenterology Research and Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center for New Orleans’ Ochsner Health System, where he trusted Provation® MD for his GI procedure documentation. As an influential thought leader, he also collaborated with Provation experts in the development of Provation MD’s “Preferences by Doctors” functionality.

Now, he relies on the new cloud-based procedure documentation solution, Provation® Apex, to help him reach peak productivity as he documents a full range of endoscopy procedures.

ASC Challenge

In 2013, Dr. Winstead opened his own practice, Houma Digestive Health Specialists, where he conducts office visits. At Gulf Coast Surgical Center, LLC, he performs his gastrointestinal procedures and, until recently, has relied on Olympus’ EndoWorks® for his procedure documentation needs.

With a need to upgrade software and equipment, along with the sunset of EndoWorks, Dr. Winstead was looking for an opportunity to work with Provation once again. Provation Apex had just launched, and Dr. Winstead was interested in seeing how his documentation process could be enhanced with the SaaS platform, while replacing his end-of-life EndoWorks system at his ASC.

Solution: Provation® Apex

Dr. Winstead became a Provation Apex early adopter and quickly identified the intuitive functionalities of the platform. Based on his previous use of Provation’s on-premise solution, Provation MD, Dr. Winstead could speak to the improvements cloud-based Apex had to offer his procedure documentation process.

His favorite feature, “Machine-Learned Favorites,” allows Provation Apex to learn a physician’s most-used selections to help them quickly and accurately document procedures in just a few clicks. Dr. Winstead affirms, “Once you get your Favorites set, this is a breeze!”

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