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Dr. James Betzhold, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 70

Dr. Betzhold

Dr. James Betzhold, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, and more.


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(518) 262-8831

Dr. Betzhold accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

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No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Betzhold's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Betzhold treats Constipation more than 100% of his peers

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

Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Betzhold treats Diarrhea more than 99% of his peers

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

Vomiting Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Betzhold treats Vomiting Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Betzhold treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Betzhold's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Betzhold, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Albany, NY and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and specializes in gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, and more.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

University Of Wi Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
1974
University Of Wisconsin Medical School
Medical School
1974

Awards

Dr. Betzhold's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Betzhold

2.7

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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(5)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
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1 Star
50%
(7)

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do not use this office unless no other choice. Staff that answers phones are rude inconsiderate and do not relay messages or call back. Had appointment in Jan dr wanted to increase dosage but forgot to after a dozen phone calls and three infusions later at the wrong dosage we found new dr in Springfield mass well worth the ride. New doctor said if it’s Crohns it’s mild not extreme like he was diagnosed with upper lower and esophagus. So with that in mind get a second oppinion wish we had sooner
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I am currently looking for another doctor for my daughter. Per the direction of Dr. Betzhold, I called his office to give an update of my daughter's condition and did not receive a call back after a week of trying. After speaking with the nurse at the office, she said the doctor is too busy to call back. This doctor was a waste of my time and energy. After a very expensive consultation cost and time, my daughter is worse than when we started. I would never recommend this doctor to anyone.
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Office and Doctor very slow to respond. Questions are not answered. Very difficult to work with.
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If I could write this negative Stars I would. This was the worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. I drove 40 minutes for an appointment that didn't accomplish anything and told me he couldn't help my son. He then smash my kids fingers in the door and didn't even apologize. I will never ever ever recommend him or his office to anyone ever again.
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