Dr. George Bolen, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Bolen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Capital Digestive Care

10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817

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Dr. George Bolen, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bethesda, MD and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Bolen has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Pancreatic Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Yale University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bolen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Bolen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Bolen

3.9

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I have been a patient of Dr. Bolen's for many years now. When I was first referred to him by my excellent primary care doctor she told me he was outstanding and I would be in very good hands. This certainly has been the case. In addition, Dr. Bolen is a friendly and caring man in person. I am very fortunate to have him as my doctor.
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David Mullaney – Jul 18, 2019
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Assertive, very good listener. His feedback is great! You can get it in a day. He called me for advice. I wish he could be my Prime-care Doctor!
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Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Bolen cares a lot about his patients, and shows compassion when listening and answering questions and concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Henry Khachaturian in Rockville, MD – Jun 30, 2019
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patient, thorough and answers all your questions!
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May 17, 2019
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I had a pre-op visit with Dr. Bolen. Wait time was short. He was very thorough with my medical history and expained in detail what the procedure would be like, how to prep for it. He was very professional and personal. He listened to and answered all my questions. I have total trust in him. A great doctor!
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Nov 16, 2018
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Listens well, don’t feel rushed out the door, responds with details to questions, respectful, kind
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Lisa in Silver springs, MD – Nov 09, 2018
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Provided a very comprehensive explanation of the treatment I would be receiving and answered all questions.
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Oct 17, 2018
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One of the sharpest physicians I have ever seen. Very meticulous in collecting past and present medical history. Someone who will identify the most likely cause of problems without running useless battery of tests or unnecessary drugs.
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Washington, DC – Dec 02, 2017
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Dr. has a rather condescending manner.He gives the impression of always being in a hurry and leaves the impression that he doesn't have the time to answer questions.
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Bruce Benton in Bethesda, MD – Aug 29, 2017
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Excellent and professional. Direct and straight forward. Doesn't talk much.
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ashburn, va – Mar 28, 2017
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I have seen/talked to Dr. Bolen 4 times in a period of 6 months. Every time we spoke he acted as if it was the first time he had heard of my symptoms. None of my symptoms have been resolved.
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Livermore, CA – Jan 12, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Ny Hospital Cornell Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York Weill Cornell Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Yale University
Medical School
1973
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
Undergraduate School

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(240) 737-0085

Dr. Bolen accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Bolen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Bolen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Bolen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (240) 737-0085.

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.

Typically treats 88% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Nausea more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Indigestion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Indigestion more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Esophagitis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Esophagitis more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Pancreatic Disease

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

Typically treats 53% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Pancreatitis more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bolen treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Bolen treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Bolen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Bethesda10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817
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