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Dr. Michael Farrell, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Farrell

Dr. Michael Farrell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Richmond, VA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 1985 and specializes in gastroenterology and liver disorders.


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(804) 285-8206

Dr. Farrell accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Medicaid
Medicare
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MultiPlan
Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Farrell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Ulcer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Farrell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Icterus
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • International Travel Diseases
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Paracentesis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

About Me

Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. is a group of 15 Board Certified Gastroenterologists committed to providing State of the Art, individualized, ethical and compassionate care for our patients. We have more than one hundred and fifty years of combine...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1988
University Of Connecticut
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Connecticut
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1981
University Of Virginia
Undergraduate School
1990
1988
1986
1985
1981

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • AMA Delegate for Henrico Doctors' medical staff, 1992-1996
  • Chairman Dept of Medicine Henrico Doctors' Hospital, 1996-1997

Media & Publications

  • Effect of aspirin use on risk of bleeding in patients undergoing endoscopic procedures,

Dr. Farrell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Farrell

2.9

Based on 40 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
5%
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1 Star
47.5%
(19)

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I've been seeing Dr. Farrell many years and he's one of my favorites. I know he'is busier than most but I've never felt short-changed or felt rushed after an enbcounter. Office visits, colonoscopies and biopsies - every time for everyone I felt I had his full attention. At the times I was felt...Read More
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I am a long time patient of Dr. Farrell (over 20 years) and I cannot imagine trusting my health to anyone else. He sincerely cares about my well being and I never feel rushed when I see him, he spends as much time as necessary with me to ensure we have the best plan in place for my condition. I...Read More
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He spent a lot of time with me and explained my situation and options in great detail. Testing confirmed his suspicions and I'm much better after treatment.
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Found him to be very dismissive of my symptoms and pain, even suggesting that maybe I was pregnant and didn't know it.
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Dr. Farrell did my colonoscopy and I highly recommend him. He got me in ASAP for my procedure and really helped me to feel at ease (I was a nervous wreck, as I had been found to have a pre-cancerous polyp 3 years prior). Afterwards, he took the time to talk to me and my mom, explained what the...Read More
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