Dr. Herbert Allen Jr, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Allen Jr
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Augusta Health Gastroenterology

70 Medical Center Cir Ste 302 Fishersville, VA 22939

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(540) 221-7350

Dr. Herbert Allen Jr, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Fishersville, VA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Allen Jr has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Allen Jr to book an appointment.

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Dr. Allen Jr is affiliated with VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital South Hill, a highly rated hospital.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Allen Jr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Allen Jr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Allen Jr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (540) 221-7350.

Pancreatic Disease

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

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

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Dysphagia
Esophageal Ulcer
Nausea
Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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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. Allen Jr is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Gastritis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Allen Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Allen Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Dr. Allen Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Allen Jr

4.3

Based on 18 ratings

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An awesome doctor! The best in Gastroenterology! He saved my life. He turned my condition around for the better in just the first visit!
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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Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Allen is the best in the procedures he has done for me for over 20 years. I traveled 80 miles to get my procedure done by him and the great staff that supports him. He explains in a way that can be understood by the patient. I am so happy that he has joined your group, as many Virginia residents followed him down to Wake Forest.
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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T. N. Nelson – Aug 29, 2021
Dr. Allen and his staff are top-notch! From the ease of making an appointment to the colonoscopy itself, I could not ask to have been treated better. After the colonoscopy was completed, Dr. Allen went over in great detail what he found. I had five polyps with two of them being 30 mm or greater. Dr. Allen completely removed all of the polyps. With having two very large polyps, I was definitely worried that the pathology report would indicate colon cancer. A member of Dr. Allen's staff also called to check on me and answered all my questions as well. My pathology results came back in just a few days. Dr. Allen called me on a Saturday with the results. I would have never expected to get the results over the weekend. This shows me that Dr. Allen really cares about his patients. Fortunately, the news was good. During our conversation, Dr. Allen answered all my questions with clear explanations and care. Thank you Dr. Allen! I am blessed to have you as my 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
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Scott Wilson – Jun 28, 2021
Dr Allen was the 1st Dr in 20yrs to hang in there with me to find the right type of medication to help me. He is thoughtful and respectful, with a great personality. I would recommend Dr Allen to all my friends and relatives. Dr Allen's office staff are also very professional, willing to assist in scheduling and insurance issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Jun 29, 2020
Dr Allen took the time to ask questions and really listen to my responses before determining a course of action. He was very thorough and I never felt rushed. I have suffered from this problem for a while and he suggested a couple different options and we have determined a course of action including medication and some tests to determine the root cause. His office was very prompt and efficient in arranging for the procedure. Dr. Allen took time out from his day off to see me and arrange for treatment.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 07, 2020
Several members of my family have seen Dr. Allen a number of times since he has been in South Hill. He is always professional and compassionate. On my last experience, Dr. Allen was able to see my family member on short notice. He took an extraordinary amount of time with us explaining the problem and the consequences if proper care and treatment is not followed. Yes - we had to wait but I know that when I am waiting, he is giving that same care to another patient in front of me.
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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C in South Hill – Nov 16, 2019
Waited over 2 1/2 hours to see this physician who then spent most of the 5-10 minute appointment talking about himself. He wanted to rush me into a procedure; so I went to a different doctor who actually asked questions about me! No procedure required.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • 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
2 people found this helpful
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Clarksville, VA – Mar 02, 2019
I have known Dr. Allen for nearly 20 years and have referred many of my patients from primary care to him for gastrointestinal (GI) issues and screening procedures. Recently, one of my close family members required urgent GI evaluation and my first choice was, without question, Dr. Allen. I saw firsthand how diligently he worked to evaluate, diagnose, and treat her. We, as a rural community and in healthcare, are extremely lucky to have someone with his expertise and knowledge base.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Robert Powell DNP FNP in South Hill – Dec 24, 2018
Dr. Allen has been our family gastroenterologist for more than ten years and has always been professional and timely in his scheduling of routine procedures and in giving results. For two years I had episodes of extreme diarrhea that I tried to conceal and control to no avail. Finally a visit to Dr. Allen, who was persistent, diligent, and professional in his diagnosis and care, took me back to a normal lifestyle. Life is good again thanks to Dr. Allen—an excellent caregiver!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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JBK in NC – Nov 26, 2018
By far the most experienced and caring physician that I have ever seen in my 41+ years. He has a compassion for his patients that rivals a love of a family. I find him to be trustworthy and caring and intelligent and confident about his craft. He is reminiscent of “old timey” physicians that actually care for those that they help. We, as a community, are fortunate to have such a great physician looking after us all.
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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Brandon Fleming in South Hill, VA – Jul 29, 2018
A worthless, arrogant lying doctor. His expertise is untrustworthy. I recommend no one see this idiot. A pitifully cramped office and overbooked appointments. Barely any room to sit down. It took nearly 3 hours to be seen by him. No one was available to even take a copay on the way out. No lights on outside either. Don't go there.
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
3 people found this helpful
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South Hill, VA – Jan 25, 2018

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Biography

Dr. Herbert Allen Jr, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Fishersville, VA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Allen Jr has...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1986
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1985
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Medical School
,

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

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Dr. Allen Jr's office is located at 70 Medical Center Cir Ste 302, Fishersville, VA 22939. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Augusta Health Gastroenterology

Augusta Health Gastroenterology70 Medical Center Cir Ste 302 Fishersville, VA 22939
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Affiliated Hospitals

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VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital

South Hill, VA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)