Dr. Michael Farrell, MD

Dr. Michael Farrell, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Michael Farrell, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Richmond, VA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Read his story

Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc

7611 Forest Ave Ste 410

Richmond, VA 23229
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Farrell performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastroenterology Procedures
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Farrell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Farrell "Please view my personal website for more details about me and what I think is important. Michaelfarrellmddotcom"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Farrell "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 combined experience. We treat the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases including gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary tract disease, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, GI motility disorders, pancreatic disease, and cancers."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver Disorders
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • 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
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • 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 Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wilson's Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Connecticut
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Farrell does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Farrell and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Parham Doctors' Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Farrell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Farrell to family and friends
2.8
based on 31 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Farrell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Richmond |
Dr. Farrell and his staff were great with explaining everything about my procedure to me. The worst part was drinking the prep before the actual appointment. I was asleep while the procedure was being done and had no problems afterward, just a clean bill of health. I highly recommend Dr. Farrell and his staff.
Fredericksburg |
Not the doctor you want to have and put your trust to. He didn't even do a normal check up right and not even take his own notes. If he didn't have time to write it down himself than how can we ensure he will review the dianostic of our symptoms. Stay away from him!
in Richmond, VA |
I had an ulcer that bled and was treated by one of Dr. Farrell's partners. Two days after my initial treatment I bled again. I lost 75% of my blood volume and was taken to St. Mary's urgently by ambulance in the middle of the night. Dr. Farrell met my wife and me in the ER, explained the situation and then performed an urgent endoscopy on me while I was actively bleeding. He calmly and expertly stopped the bleeding and kept me from surgery. I credit him with saving my life and am thankful daily
in Ruther Glen, VA |
Excellent doctor. Was referred to him by my Primary Care Physician for routine gastro procedure. Most recently he found a mass in my thoat/neck area. He told me I needed to see an ENT specialist as it could be cancer. He was right. I went through chemo and radiation treatments and today I am cancer free. I am thankful he found the mass that day or I might not be living to post about it. Dr. Farrell is a Top Doc in my book ! I am forever grateful to him.
in Vaughan, NC |
he did a colonoscopy 11 years ago and was over an hour late. recently I waited 1 hr15 min to be called from the waiting room and another 15 min before Dr, Farrell came in. he ordered a colonoscopy(he was on time) which did not show anything and he did not do a follow-up. I would not recommend this doctor to anybody!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Farrell accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Farrell has admitting privileges

Retreat Doctors' Hospital
2621 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Henrico Doctors' Hospital
1602 Skipwith Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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Parham Doctors' Hospital
7700 E Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23294
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Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital
5801 Bremo Rd
Richmond, VA 23226
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