Dr. Jose Marcal, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Marcal
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Health Associates

91 Montvale Ave Stoneham, MA 02180

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(781) 665-3380

Dr. Jose Marcal, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Stoneham, MA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Marcal has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders 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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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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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. Marcal

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Marcal treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Marcal treats other conditions, please contact the office at (781) 665-3380.

Pancreatic Disease

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

Dr. Marcal is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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

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Esophageal Ulcer
Barrett's Esophagus
Reflux Esophagitis
Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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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.

Dr. Marcal is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophageal Ulcer
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Barrett's Esophagus
Gastritis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Marcal's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • 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
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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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
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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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!
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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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.
What went well
No results
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
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
3 people found this helpful
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Colitis Sufferer in Wilmington, MA – Aug 16, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Jose Marcal, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Stoneham, MA and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Marcal has more experience...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

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Jose Marcal, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Marcal frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Marcal specializes.

Where is Dr. Jose Marcal, MD's office located?

Dr. Marcal's office is located at 91 Montvale Ave, Stoneham, MA 02180. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Health Associates

Jeffrey Gorvine M D91 Montvale Ave Stoneham, MA 02180
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Marcal is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford

Medford, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)