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Dr. Arnold Wald, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 77

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Dr. Wald
600 HIGHLAND AVE Madison, WI 53792

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(608) 263-1995

Dr. Arnold Wald, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Madison, WI and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(608) 263-1995

Dr. Wald accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
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Dr. Wald's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wald treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Wald treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ulcerative Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wald treats Ulcerative Colitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wald treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
Crohn's Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Wald treats Crohn's Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wald treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Wald's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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This doctor was arrogant and verbally abusive in my appointment. He mocked me multiple times and was condescending. I wish the appt was videotaped because there is no way someone could witness this and not fire this man on the spot. He refused to answer my questions because he said there was nothing wrong with me. He kept repeating it to me in this quiet, yet authoritative, and belittling tone - "There is nothing wrong with you." (which makes no sense because I was referred to him since he's supposed to know more about my problem than the more general gastroenterologists). He told me that my reports and diagnosis were wrong (even though I was holding the UW Health reports in my hand!). He said my UW Health gastroenterlogist and radiologist misdiagnosed me. I've had the same diagnosis by every doctor my whole life. I know my condition. Now suddenly, this guy is telling me that everyone is wrong? This man is deeply disturbed and should not be allowed to see patients.
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Not responsive to my calls when I was in extreme pain with my Ulcerative Colitis. Dr Wald told me to go to my General Practitioner. I explained to him the pain was my UC, he said it was muscle memory not to worry. Two days later I ended up in the ER and a week later in the hospital for 5 days and now heading to ostomy surgery. He is still unresponsive and referred me to my GP for pain management, I will need to find another Gastroenterologist for after surgery care now.
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tries one thing then gives up on you. likes to hear himself talk more than the patient.
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Dr Wald is smart but not patient friendly. He is lacking in follow up skills and seems to dislike questions.
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Brilliant doctor. Vast amounts of knowledge. Able to answer all of my questions with ease. Does not rely on a computer program to guide to the next step in treatment.
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I thought he had all the answers with the way he talked, I was wrong. He can take the talk, but definitely cannot walk the walk.
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Biography

Dr. Arnold Wald, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Madison, WI and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1975
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1971
Kings County Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1969
Kings County Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1968
SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine
Medical School
1975
1971
1969
1968

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85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)