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Dr. Jose Marcal Jr, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Marcal Jr

Digestive Health Associates

91 Montvale Ave Ste 206 Stoneham, MA 02180

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Dr. Jose Marcal Jr, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Stoneham, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Marcal Jr accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Marcal Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Dr. Marcal Jr treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

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Ulcer
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Dr. Marcal Jr treats Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

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

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

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

Dr. Marcal Jr'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
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • 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
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • 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
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Marcal Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Marcal Jr

3.7

Based on 12 reviews

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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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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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Outstanding Doctor with Lots of experience. Saved my life!
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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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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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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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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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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 Jr, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Stoneham, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1976 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Colum Presby Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Colum Presby Med Center
Internship Hospital
1976
Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
1982
1980
1977
1976

Languages

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Awards

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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