Dr. David Atefi, MD

Dr. David Atefi, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. David Atefi, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Roswell, GA. He is 74 years old. Read his story

1340 Upper Hembree Rd Ste A

Roswell, GA 30076

Contact Information

(770) 569-0777

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Atefi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Atefi "Dr. Atefi completed his medical degree and first internship at the National University of Iran Medical School in Tehran, Iran. He then completed a second internship at MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois. Following his residency at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Dr. Atefi completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He has been in private practice in Atlanta since 1979. Dr. Atefi is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the Southern Medical Association. Dr. Atefi joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2004."


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • National University Of Iran
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Macneal Meml Affil University Ill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Med College Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Atefi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Atefi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Atefi to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Atefi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Portland, OR |
Took the time to actually spend time with his patients and do diagnostic testing himself. He did not have a "tech" do a test. That was the only reason we were finally able to get a diagnosis after years of trying to find the real problem. Excellent bedside manner. Great physician
Avondale Estates, GA |
Really bad experience overall. Would never recommend to anyone
Roswell, GA |
Dr. Atefi is a great doctor. I appreciate his many years of experience. I had been to two other GI doctors, and neither of them took the time to diagnose me correctly. Thanks to him I feel so much better now.
New York, NY |
Terrible experience - after going to Dr Atefi w/ obvious major stomach/digestive issues - he offered no help other than to watch my diet. Didn't want to do a colonoscopy as he only mentioned the 'new recommendation' was to have one every 5 yrs - not considering my situation at all. I switched doctors and it was INCREDIBLE difference. New doctor got me in for a colonoscopy and we discovered issues I was having. Stay away - don't waste your time here
Cumming GA |
I have been with David for 10 years and I just have to say His so caring and both Millie and Tracey are wonderful and very sweet. We just love Millie she has always helped us with everything and even with our assistant program to get our medication approved. They both are get on keeping him going. Both offices staff are wonderful. Thanks guys for everything Millie and Tracey you ladies rock.
in Cumming, GA |
Worst doctor I've ever been to. 5 minutes appointment and even after I showed him my endoscopy report with gastritis he asked me what was I doing there. He prescibed a common medication in a piece of paper and that was it. And very expensive!
in Cumming, GA |
Absolute worst experience ever! Dr Atefi did not listen to anything. It was plain he did not review any information sent over by the hospital. Totally uncaring. He did absolutely nothing to treat me for my Crohns Disease. Gave me free samples for ulcerative colitis. I had to return to the emergency room because he did not give me the necessary prescription for medicine to continue treatment for a flare-up. The staff was discourteous, condescending and rude. They do not return phone calls
in Johns Creek, GA |
I had a colonoscopy done and Dr Atefi did not have all the equipment needed at the location so he could not do the entire colonoscopy that I had gone for. His diag was my Colon had colapsed and he could not pass his instrument to check completele and that I should schedule a follow up fo rthe next steps. When I went to the office for follow up, he said Everything is fine no worries Then when I pointed out what he mentioned at discharge time, he said Oh I am so sorry I did not read all.
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Dr. Atefi accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Northside Hospital - Forsyth
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