Dr. James Richter, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 71

Gastroenterology

Dr. James Richter, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richter has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical School medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. James Richter, MD

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 2114 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(617) 643-3400

Telehealth available

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Dr. Richter is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
    Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Richter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Richter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Richter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 643-3400.

Pancreatic Disease

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

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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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. Richter is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Dysphagia
Heartburn
Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
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Dr. Richter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • 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
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Richter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Richter's Reviews

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3.0

Based on 6 ratings

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Horrible
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Emma in Boston, MA – Sep 18, 2019
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I've been a patient of Dr. Richter for over 25 years. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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
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Paul F. in Boston, MA – Sep 08, 2016
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The finest clinician I have ever know.
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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Tom Witkin in Sudbury, MA – Mar 18, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Richter, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richter has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1981
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1976
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Richter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Richter has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. James Richter, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. James Richter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richter frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Richter specializes.

Where is Dr. James Richter, MD's office located?

Dr. Richter's office is located at 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 2114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center

Massachusetts General Hospital55 Fruit St Boston, MA 2114
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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center4 Massachusetts General Hos Boston, MA 2114
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)