Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD

Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 46

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Marrero, LA. Dr. Awtrey has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and Ochsner Baptist. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Awtrey to book an appointment.


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Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

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(504) 345-1180
Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates1111 Medical Center Blvd Marrero, LA 70072
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Practices at Top Hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Awtrey's Reviews

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4.8

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Great bedside manner and explained procedure step by step. I felt very comfortable and in superb hands.
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Dec 19, 2018
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Was a bit rough to get an appointment because they're busy but ended up having to do a colonoscopy once they fit me in. Dr. Awtrey overloaded his schedule to get me in for the procedure before I had to leave the country for three weeks (literally was in there four days later) and then the total bill for it wasn't as bad as I expected, With my crappy insurance, I have to pay all out of pocket but get a negotiated rate. It was basically $1,000 all in. Metairie Gastro wanted $1500+.
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Dan in New Orleans, LA – Nov 09, 2017
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Most arrogant doctor I have ever met. He refused to listen to my concerns. I spent months of losing weight and waking up in the middle of the night for hours at a time. He insisted my problems were anxiety. Even after I told him how much an antibiotic helped me, he chose to ignore me and continue insisting anxiety was the problem. Don't waste your time with him.
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Brian M in New Orleans, LA – Oct 21, 2016
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Dr. Awtrey is absolutely amazing. His bedside manner is the best out there. I honestly feel like he cares about me and what I experience. His office staff is above amazing as well.
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Lacy Quinones in River Ridge, LA – Aug 17, 2016
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Practice Areas

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 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Nausea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Nausea more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 79% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Esophageal Diseases more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Dysphagia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Dysphagia more than 61% of their peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 61% of their peers

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Dr. Awtrey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates' team is committed to excellence in patient care and the development of lifelong relationships with the residents and visitors of New Orleans. We believe in promoting both the highest level and quality of care with the greatest degree of compassion possible. Patient satisfaction is always our goal.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Education

2008
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Fellowship Hospital
2005
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Residency Hospital
2002
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Internship Hospital

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus

Terrytown, LA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Ochsner Baptist

New Orleans, LA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Singing River Hospital

Pascagoula, MS

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Touro Infirmary

New Orleans, LA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average