Dr. James Betzhold, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyMaleAge 73

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. James Betzhold, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Betzhold, MD

Albany Medical Center Medical Imaging

43 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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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

Abdominal Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Betzhold treats Abdominal Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Betzhold's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(347) 804-7508

Dr. Betzhold accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Betzhold's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Betzhold

2.6

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
33.333333333333336%
(5)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
53.333333333333336%
(8)
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When I was 12 my mom and I went to see Dr. Betzhold and he was so annoyed that he got called in over thanksgiving break that he asked my mom why she’s wasting his time considering that I would be dead in 2 years, well I’m 35 now so shows what he knows. This man should not be a doctor let alone a pediatrician.
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 14, 2021
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Albany ny – May 26, 2018
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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.
What went well
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  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 18, 2018
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Office and Doctor very slow to respond. Questions are not answered. Very difficult to work with.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Woodstock, NY – Sep 01, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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ballston spa – Mar 29, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Betzhold, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Albany, NY and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

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

Awards

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Dr. Betzhold frequently treats Constipation, Abdominal Pain, and Nausea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Betzhold treats.

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Dr. Betzhold's office is located at 43 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Albany Medical Center Medical Imaging

Albany Medical Center43 New Scotland Ave Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Medical Center

Albany Medical Center47 New Scotland Ave # MC88 Albany, NY 12208
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