Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD

Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD

GastroenterologyMale

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Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Marcus has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jfk Medical Center and JFK Medical Center North Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Marcus to book an appointment.

Locations

Digestive Disease Center of the Palm Beaches

West Palm Beach4631 N Congress Ave Ste 110 West Palm Beach, FL 33407
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JFK Medical Center

North Campus Behavioral Health2201 45th St West Palm Beach, FL 33407
2

Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Palms West Hospital Loxahatchee, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Marcus' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marcus

4.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
79.3103448275862%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.344827586206897%
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I had a telephone visit scheduled and the receptionist was extremely rude and kept me holding for an extended period of time. I finally hung up, called back and, when she was disrespectful again, asked to speak with the nurse or office manager. The receptionist again kept me on hold - for 29 minutes this time. When she realized I was not going to hang up, she came back to the phone and said the office mgr. was too busy to talk with me. I asked her to have Dr. Marcus call me that day, since, because of her ineptitude, my appt. time had come and gone. It’s now over a week later and I’ve heard nothing. Appalling. These untrained, classless people they hire have an entitled, nasty attitude. Shame on the practice, for letting nothing-receptionists run the show….and ruin their practice’s reputation. And based on the reviews I’ve read online, that’s what’s happening.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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A.S. – Nov 05, 2021
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I am a retired MD trying to schedule a Colonoscopy.I left a message with the office,seven times,and nobody has returned my call.Very concerning
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Mar 24, 2021
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I scheduled an appointment. They sent me an email confirmation. I appeared at the time stated on the email. I drive 30 minutes there. They tell me they had the wrong phone number on file, and said my appointment was cancelled. They did not notify me of the cancellation in advance (despite the fact they had my email), and said I would have to reschedule. With time as our most valuable resource, this office will waste no more of mine.
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Mar 17, 2021
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It was a FaceTime visit first doctors visit I’ve had that way but it went very well I really liked that he listened to what I had to say I would definitely recommend him
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Frankie delise – Jan 07, 2021
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I absolutely love this doctor. So caring and wanting to help with my health issues. His knowledge concerning my case and needs go totally overboard. On his staff is Rose a lady who helped me greatly obtain in finding the proper financial assistance needed for me to continue with my much needed, but very expensive meds. Thank you Rose and thank you Dr Marcus for signing the form for me to receive this at no cost. You and your team are the best!!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Brenda – Aug 29, 2020
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The doctor's probing of questions demonstrated that he cared about my challenges.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 11, 2020
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Thank you for helping me, Dr Marcus. I’m very grateful to have found you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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christopher grimes – Jun 16, 2020
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Very friendly and good doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Md Rahman – Apr 10, 2020
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Dr. Marcus, I know you read these reviews so felt this is the best time to contact you. I saw you back in January last year maybe another appt. but not sure. You ordered a kit stool for me because I heard you mention it to your staff. My colonoscopy isn't due til I'm 75 and I'm 71 now. I never got it. I really don't want it. It has been over a year but my complaint is I never received it. On another note - Humana Pharmacy has been calling your office for a mail order of Prilosec for me with no success so they called me today. I called your office today for this prescription and got a voice message. Not too impressed with both of these issues. Hope I can get some sort of response. thank you
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Kathleen – Feb 08, 2020
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Dr. Marcus is one of the best doctors. My nurse colleague recommended him for colonoscopy. He found a growth which would normally be difficult to find. Meticulous, genuinely caring. Because of him I am now recovering from surgery. If left untreated could have developed into serious consequences later on. So grateful for him. He is a doctor who joined the profession for the right reasons. To help people. Thank you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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SW in Wpb – Jan 31, 2019
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I highly recommend this doctor! Compassionate! Friendly staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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West Palm Beach – Jun 15, 2018
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Anne Tacon in Palm Beach – Mar 21, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Tran in LAKE PARK – Mar 07, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beatriz Fernandes in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Dec 14, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Delray Beach, FL – Nov 16, 2017
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Considering the professionalism , excellent care, the compassion, and respect I received I would highly recommend Dr Marcus to all my friends and family. I am so grateful for having been referred to him. He put me at ease and made me feel like I was in the best care I could be in.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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West Palm Beach, FL – Nov 09, 2017
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I love the staff. Rose is awesome!! Dr Marcus is an amazing doctor, he explains everything so well and my daughter loves to ask him questions.... And he loves answering them!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jenny in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 23, 2017
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Dr. Avika Marcus is an oustanding doctor who takes the time to explain what is going on and how he plans to treat it. Not to mention his warm and friendly personality. But before choosing a doctor take the time to read his/her credentials! He is both a MD and a PhD from highly regarding universities, and continues to be involved in medical research and writing. I have total confidence in Dr. Marcus.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joyce Vera in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 19, 2017
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Very pleasant visit. Easy to talk to with very good communication skills
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim Doran in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – May 09, 2017
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Dr. Marcus was very informative and it was enlightening talking to him he made me feel comfortable and gave me peace of mind I truly felt I was in good care with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Melvin in West palm beach, Florida – Jan 19, 2017
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Marcus

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Marcus treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Marcus treats other conditions, please contact the office at (561) 530-1725.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Marcus is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Marcus is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Dr. Marcus
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Heartburn
Nausea
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Marcus is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Marcus
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Hemorrhoids
Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Marcus' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Marcus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • GERD Treatment
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(561) 559-8442

Dr. Marcus accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I treat my patients like members of my family.

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits. Dr. Marcus graduated from Yeshiva University, Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Biology. He then attended Rutgers...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Medical School
2010
Beth Israel Medical Center - Petrie Campus
Internship Hospital
Yeshiva University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD?

Call (561) 377-2729 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Marcus has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Marcus' profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Marcus frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Marcus specializes.

Where is Dr. Akiva Marcus, MD's office located?

Dr. Marcus' office is located at 4631 N Congress Ave Ste 110, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Marcus is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Jfk Medical Center

Atlantis, FL

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

10 Awards Received

JFK Medical Center North Campus

West Palm Beach, FL

5 Awards Received

Palms West Hospital

Loxahatchee, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Good Samaritan Medical Center

West Palm Beach, FL

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received