Dr. Joel Chodos, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Chodos
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Digestive Health Center

930 Old Harmony Rd Ste D Newark, DE 19713

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Dr. Joel Chodos, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Newark, DE and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Very thorough and conscientious. Highly recommend Dr. Chodos
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Mar 04, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr.Chodos for 25 years and never been disappointed. He is patient, very detailed, and always makes sure you understand everything. He will not stop until you feel better. His staff is also outstanding. Highly recommend
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T.Amos – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr Chodos is deeply interested in his patients - listening to their concerns, giving them thorough information about treatment options, clearly explaining things and making sure they have no questions. He is very knowledgeable, and while his manner can be quite blunt, I never doubted that he really cared about helping me.
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Dec 19, 2019
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Dr. Chodos was very thorough. He gave options and left the decision to me. He listened and explained in detail all tests that were done and the results of those tests. I highly recommend Dr. Chodos.
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Lynne Cochran in Wilmington , DE – Dec 17, 2019
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Dr. Chodos has been the most thorough physician I have ever seen. I was referred to him by my OBGYN for un-diagnosed GI problems and after extensive testing, Dr. Chodos was able to successfully identify an underlying inflammatory bowel disease. I appreciate his summary reports after each visit detailing everything we discussed as well.
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Courtney – Oct 18, 2019
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Dr.Chodos is professional, informative, friendly and extremely talented.
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Delona Seserman – Aug 28, 2019
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Dr. Chodos is an outstanding doctor. I met with him before my procedure and met with him after my procedure. He made sure that I understood exactly what was going to happen before my procedure and took the time to explain the results after my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Chodos.
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Aug 22, 2019
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Dr. Chodos always takes his time to discuss his take on your case with you, and listens to you all the time. He is very thorough. He keeps detailed notes and sends you your records, which proves to be very courteous and beneficial for both sides. I've seen other doctors before for my problems and for example, I've been trying to get the records of my visits for the last 6 months. I strongly recommend seeing Dr. Chodos, and I'm glad I found him.
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Gokhan Kul – Jul 09, 2019
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I have been one of Dr. Joel Chodo' patients for several years. He is a skilled physician who makes personal telephone calls the evening prior to and the day after a procedure such as a colonoscopy to make sure that his patients are okay. Unlike so many other doctors who, during a consultation, seem to be highly focused on entering data into their laptops, Dr. Chodos takes his time to speak directly with the patient as he hand-writes his notations on the patient's chart. He is interested in any concerns that the patient might have since his or her last visit and he requires a written update from the patient at each appointment. After reviewing the patient's notations, Dr. Chodos also reviews any lab work or other procedures that his patients might have had in other facilities. and he will discuss with the patient any concerns that he or she might have. Detailed, brilliant and highly competent are adjectives that I use to describe this outstanding gastroenterology practitioner.
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May 17, 2019
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Great Doctor, he is a role model, compassionate and detail oriented, asks a lot of questions! Has a genuine interest in treating you and making you feel better!
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Nick in Newark, DE – Mar 06, 2019
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Good explanations
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Feb 22, 2019
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Dr Chodos is patient-focused, sincere and takes the time to get to know you and your ‘whole self’ to help understand factors that may be contributing to your health. I also had a positive experience with the colonoscopy, the communication from Dr Chodos, his staff, and the team made me feel comfortable before, during and after the colonoscopy. I would highly recommend Dr Chodos.
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David in Wilmington , DE – Jan 19, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Chodos to anyone seeking a gastroenterologist in Delaware. His professionalism and thoroughness is only matched by his deep care and concern for the personal well being of his patients.
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Jan 05, 2019
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Had markers show up in blood work with my GP and had to consult a Gastroenterologist and didn't care for any recommendations from my GP office. Did some internet searching liked what I read about Dr. Chodos and called to make a new patient appt. with his office. Dr. Chodos called me an hour later and did a mini consult into my ancestry. Bottom line Dr. Chodos is extremely thorough. If you need a Colonoscopy or Endoscopy he is a great choice, got me into his office quickly to make me well again.
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ZIP in PORT DEPOSIT, MD – Dec 28, 2018
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Goes to extraordinary lengths to understand, diagnose, and explain conditions for which you are being treated.
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Wilmington, DE – Oct 16, 2018
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Dr. Chodos is a very professional and patient-oriented doctor. He is personable and understands his patients. I went to him for a colonoscopy. He explained the procedure in detail, called before the procedure to make sure the prep was going well, and had a follow-up visit to discuss the findings. His explanations are clear and in plain English so I was able to understand the procedure in great detail. His office is easy to contact by phone or email. This is what medicine should be like.
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Bill Cocke in Newark, DE – Oct 10, 2018
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I Would recommend Dr. Chodos because with my experience with him he is very friendly and thelrall in what he does.
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Newark, DE – Oct 05, 2018
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Having had several colonoscopies performed by Dr. Chodos over the years I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of this procedure. Dr Chodos take great care in explaining the different procedures that can be used for a colonoscopy. He explains the pros and cons of each and leaves up to the patient to decide. His before and follow up for the procedure is excellent.
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Barry wilson in Wilmington, DE – Oct 03, 2018
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Dr. Chodos completely and clearly explained my colonoscopy procedure. He called me the evening before to ask if everything was going fine with the prep. After the procedure, he explained his findings. He then called me that same evening to find out how I felt and if I had any concerns. During the post procedure visit, he once again completely and clearly explained the results. He consistently asked if I had any questions and if I understood what he told me.
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V Hudson in Middletown – Sep 03, 2018
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Dr. Joel Chodos gives you the personalized attention that you wish you had from every doctor. He listens extremely well, writes up letters after each visit and sends them to you that state everything about your visit, and explains procedures very thoroughly. He truly puts the patient first. I trust his opinion and care completely.
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Rachel Young in DE – Aug 01, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Careful history and physical before tests ordered. Individualized care.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

1984
Montefiore Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Mount Sinai Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1975
Columbia University / College of Physicians And Surgeons
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc, 1979
  • Top Doc list Delaware Today, 1995-2018
  • Top Doc list Delaware Today, 1995, 2000

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Dr. Chodos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Select
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Medicaid
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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QualCare HMO

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Dr. Chodos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chodos treats Diarrhea more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Chodos treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chodos treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Chodos treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Gastritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chodos treats Gastritis more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Chodos treats this condition more than 48% of his peers

Dr. Chodos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Dysentery
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Infrared Coagulation (IRC) Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Locations

Digestive Health Center

Sohail Bazel MD PA930 Old Harmony Rd Ste D Newark, DE 19713
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 4:45pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)