Dr. Jose Marcal, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 69
  
Dr. Marcal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Health Associates

3 Woodland Rd Ste 306 Stoneham, MA 02180

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(781) 665-3380

Dr. Jose Marcal, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Stoneham, MA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Marcal has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford and MelroseWakefield Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Marcal to book an appointment.


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Dr. Marcal 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 Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Esophageal Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Esophageal Ulcer more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 72% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 31 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Ulcer more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Stomach Diseases more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Cholelithiasis more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Marcal treats Gallstones more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Marcal treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

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Dr. Marcal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • 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
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • 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 Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Marcal's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marcal

3.7

Based on 12 ratings

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      Very minimal explanation of results. Didn't even see dr Marcal after procedure and nurse gave answers that made no sense.
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      Jul 02, 2019
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      Very Poor. Overcharged, billed for services that were not provided and duplicate billed aka: Double dipping , pure incompetence and very spotty service. Lost medical records. Ignored recommendations of prior providers, lost personal property, billed for tests that were never given, very, very aggressive collections department, and very unresponsive and evasive to questions. In addition my examination was flawed due to their negligence and they requested additional, duplicate procedures that they themselves created at considerable cost. Never again.
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      • Long wait times
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      • Didn't listen or answer questions
      • Didn't explain conditions well
      • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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      Chris in Lawrence, MA – Jun 15, 2019
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      Outstanding Doctor with Lots of experience. Saved my life!
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      May 20, 2019
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      Dr. Marcal had the misfortune to help me deal with multiple flare-ups of Ulcerative Colitis over the years. He and his practice helped me to recover from the flare-ups and work through to my final outcome of this nasty disease
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      Ed C. in MA – Oct 24, 2018
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      Dr. Marcel is the kindest and most considerate Doctor especially for someone who was scared to death to face a colonoscopy. The minute you hear his voice right before the procedure you calm right down. He is thorough and explains everything in depth. His office staff Pat and Sandra are great. I recommend Dr. Marcel highly! Maurene Campbell
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      Maurene Campbell in Formerly Revere MA – Apr 07, 2017
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      Dr Marcal has been my doctor for almost 32 years and I have nothing but the utmost praise for him. I'm sure it is hard for anyone to have gastro-intestinal issues but if you do, Dr Marcal is the person I would want doing the exam. He has remarkable ability to relate to patient & family and exhibits a compassionate presence. I have referred friends and family to him with excellent results!
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      Grace I in Ocala, FL – Jan 25, 2017
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      This week I was admitted into Winchester Hospital for gastrointestinal issues. During my stay I had (2) procedures under his care. My overall experience was negative. I found him to be completely unprofessional. While in his care, I felt he didn't actively listen to my concerns but rather dismissed them. No bedside manner at all. I was spoken down to when I asked questions about my health. Being admitted I was shocked by the lack of communication between staff and patient.
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      Sadly Disappointed in Medford, MA – Aug 20, 2016
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      The Doctor woke me up during my colonoscopy to questions. Then he was hostile when I answered. I felt violated and attacked. I would not trust him.
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      About Me

      Biography

      Dr. Jose Marcal, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Stoneham, MA and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Marcal has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases t...Read more

      Specialties

      • Gastroenterology

      Board Certifications

      • Gastroenterology
      • Internal Medicine

      Education

      1982
      Yale New Haven Hospital
      Fellowship Hospital
      1980
      New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
      Residency Hospital
      1977
      New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
      Internship Hospital
      1976
      Columbia U, College of Phys/Surg
      Medical School

      Languages

      • Chinese
      • English

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Digestive Health Associates

      Jeffrey Gorvine M D3 Woodland Rd Ste 306 Stoneham, MA 02180
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

      Medford, MA

      65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower 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)
      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      MelroseWakefield Hospital

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

      Winchester Hospital

      Winchester, MA

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)