Dr. Michael Farrell, MD

Dr. Michael Farrell, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 60

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Michael Farrell, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Farrell has more experience with Anal & Rectal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Farrell to book an appointment.


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Gastrointestinal Specialists Inc

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Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc12320 W Broad St Ste 203 Richmond, VA 23233
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I am the son of one of his patients. She is 79 and has Alzheimer's. Dr. Farrell and his staff are completely worthless. Their follow up is non existent, it took 3 days to get results from an in patient colonoscopy. It took several calls to finally get answers. I left a message about a medication reaction. It has been 3 days and no response.
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Jul 25, 2020
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He is an excellent doctor. He found a cyst on my ovaries that my gynecologist didnt find.
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PAMELA Daphne DAVIS – Jun 23, 2020
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He's been my doc nearly 3 decades. I wish I could clone him into my doc for all my medical needs! He's the best in what he does and is the most personable at every visit. He was made to be a doctor. Absolutely the best with REAL care and concern ALWAYS for his patients! I HIGHLY recommend him without hesitation.
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Cindy Lincoln – Mar 12, 2020
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Still Waiting on Results! My 81 year old mother has had 2 procedures done by Dr. Farrell in the last month and we have not received the results from either and we are now 2 and 3 weeks out, respectively. Unacceptable.
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Mar 28, 2019
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I first met Dr Farrell when I was admitted for diverticulitis to HCA hospital. My primary care sent me to the ER. After having test done I was admitted to the hospital. At that time I was very sick and in much pain. At which time Dr Farrell came into my room and explained to me how sick I was and what the next steps were. I spend more than a week in the hospital which also included Christmas Day. Dr Farrell was very sympathetic however he completely explained the importance of being admitted.
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Mar 25, 2019
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Dr. Farrell appears to busy to stop and listen to the patient. His staff stated it would take 5 days to receive a return call with information, however Primary care was able to obtain the following day. Again he appears to busy, must have too many patients since he is unable to get back with his patients in a timely manner. While hospitalized, Dr. Farrell was not prepared for the procedure he performed, it was evident he had not read the chart and was not aware of the symptoms/complaints.
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Glen Allen, VA – Feb 21, 2019
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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 nervous or afraid, he saw that and calmed me down. No coddling here. What I got was always a calm, rational assessment given by someone who will look you in the eye, not off into space. It works.
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Mike Boss in Richmond, VA – Nov 01, 2018
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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 would absolutely insist that my family and friends go see him if they need a Gastroenterologist!
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Kristi Wilson in VA – Jun 18, 2018
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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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Richmond – May 19, 2018
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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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Apr 27, 2018
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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 colonoscopy showed and even showed us pics from the procedure to help us understand. He’s incredibly smart and there is no other physician I would trust with my health!
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Danielle in Henrico, VA – Mar 09, 2018
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Would highly recommend. Able to easily schedule colonoscopy, professional treatment
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Richmond, VA – Feb 20, 2018
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I was in the hospital in December, 2017 with a very low hemoglobin count due to low iron. Dr. Farrell was excellent both with his explanations of getting my count up so he could do both colonoscopy and endoscopy to determine the cause of such a low iron level and the procedures. After receiving transfusions and iron infused my count was up enough to have the above procedures done. I was diagnosed with having slowing bleeding ulcers (6 per his nurse) and am no longer ever to take NSAIDS again.
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Bev in Ruther Glen Va – Feb 18, 2018
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Very nasty and dismissive, and it is impossible to change doctors at this practive
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Feb 05, 2018
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Had a serious health problem (low red, very low white, very elevated liver enzymes, etc.), went to see him and acted very unconcerned but after pushing ordered more blood work and liver biopsy. I never was informed of the results of this. Another Doctor I got involved had to get them and put everything together. Had the chance to DX my issue 5 years earlier after surgeon notice something on liver, took biopsy and sent me to Farrell who told me it was nothing (almost killed me 5 years later)
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richmond, va – Jan 19, 2018
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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.
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Lisa in Richmond – Oct 17, 2017
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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!
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Fredericksburg – Aug 30, 2017
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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
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James Pellicane in Richmond, VA – Jan 05, 2017
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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.
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George McBride in Ruther Glen, VA – May 20, 2016
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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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Waltraud M Long in Vaughan, NC – May 05, 2016
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Practice Areas

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Hemorrhoids more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 88% 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 64% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Stomach Diseases more than 98% of their peers

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

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 52% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Esophageal Diseases more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Nausea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Nausea more than 89% of their peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 89% of their peers

Dysphagia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Farrell treats Dysphagia more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Farrell treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

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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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • 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...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology

Education

1990
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1988
U Conn Hosps
Residency Hospital
1986
U Conn Hosps
Internship Hospital
1981
University of Virginia
Undergraduate School

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,

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)