Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD

Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in West Palm Beach, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

Digestive Disease Center of the Palm Beaches

4631 N Congress Ave Ste 202

West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Marcus performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 95% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Marcus' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Marcus "Akiva Marcus, MD is the newest addition to the Digestive Disease Center of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Marcus graduated Summa cum Laude from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor of Arts in biology. He then attended Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where he participated in a prestigious MD/PhD program. During his PhD years, he performed cutting-edge adult stem cell research leading to numerous scientific publications, awards and patents. He completed his PhD in 2007 and graduated from medical school in 2009. He subsequently completed his internal medicine training at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, where he earned the Dr. Ira B. Cohen Award for Most Outstanding House Officer. Dr. Marcus then went across the East river and attended Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his fellowship in Gastroenterology. As a fellow, he received extensive training in all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology, including inflammatory bowel disease, chronic hepatitis, motility disorders and the newest field of fecal microbial transplant. Over the years, he has presented at numerous scientific meetings and recently published a chapter in the prestigious textbook Sleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease and completed revising the section on Chronic Gastritis for the well-known website, MedScape.com. A prime reason for moving to Florida was the warm weather and the opportunity to participate in a practice which focuses on all aspects of gastrointestinal disease - both in and out of the hospital setting. His practice is based at West Palm Hospital. Professional interests include diagnostic, therapeutic and video capsule endoscopy, in addition to motility disorders, colorectal cancer screening, chronic liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He has expertise in upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy, video capsule endoscopy, manometry, pH studies and luminal dilation. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has earned numerous awards throughout the years, including Meritorious and Distinguished Community Services awards. Outside of work, Dr. Marcus spends most of his time with his wife and five beautiful children. His hobbies include fishing, hiking and camping."
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3  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

73  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yeshiva University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Beth Israel Hosp Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Beth Israel Hosp Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Montefiore Hosp-Albert Einstein Coll Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Marcus has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Marcus' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Marcus to family and friends
16 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Marcus' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I highly recommend this doctor! Compassionate! Friendly staff!
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Dr. Marcus is AWESOME!!! Both he & his Physician’s Assistant, Tiphanie are very thorough & have a great bedside manner. The front desk staff are also very friendly! Highly recommend this doctor!!
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Always waiting more than 3 hours. Ops schedule for 10 they don't start till 2pm. Staff and nurses are incompetence, ask the same questions over and over. No one writes anything down.
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I am very sorry that you had this experience. We strive to have our patients seen in a timely manner. We would really appreciate it if you would please call the Patricia, the Practice Manager to discuss your experience.

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Dr. Marcus is one of the best doctors I've ever seen in the US. Not only he is very knowledgeble but also patient and warm. He takes time to explain everything to the patient and always with the best bed manners!
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It's very rare you get such a thorough doctor that is so kind. Went for a routine colonoscopy, met with the doctor before and after and felt this doctor really takes his time.
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