Dr. R Klingenstein, MD

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Dr. R Klingenstein, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

R JAMES KLINGENSTEIN, MD 2000 Washington St Ste 543, Newton Lower Falls, MA 02462 Get Directions
(617) 558-0011

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Dr. Klingenstein specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Newton Lower Falls, MA. He practices at 1 location.

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Pancreatitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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  • 2
    Sanctions

    Dr. Klingenstein has received 2 sanctions

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (10/5/2015)
    • Action Taken: Consent Order
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: New York
    • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs  (4/11/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: R. James Klingenstein; License # 44287

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine found that the physician engaged in inappropriate prescribing, failed to maintain proper medical records, and committed economic boundary violations with two patients.

      Action Taken:

      The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine suspended the physician's license. The Board immediately stayed the suspension upon the physician's entry into a five year Probation Agreement that restricts the physician to a Board approved worksite, monitoring of the physician's prescribing practice, and completion of a Board approved course on ethics and boundary violations.

    • State: Massachusetts
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  • 2
    Board Actions

    Dr. Klingenstein has 2 board actions

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    • Other  (4/2/2014)
    • Action Taken: Other
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Massachusetts
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • Other  (4/2/2014)
    • Action Taken: Other
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Massachusetts
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Bellevue Hospital Center

    Completed in 1977

    Mt Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1976

    National Institute of Health

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mass Genl Hospital Harvard

    Completed in 1982

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Klingenstein's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Klingenstein

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients