Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 47

Dr. Awtrey
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

1111 Medical Center Blvd Marrero, LA 70072

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Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Marrero, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ochsner Baptist and Ochsner Medical Center. 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Awtrey

4.8

Based on 24 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (23)
  • Explained conditions well (23)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (23)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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Excellent treatment and communication and explanation before and after the procedure by staff and Dr. Awtrey.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hirschel Abbott – Jul 16, 2021
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Incredible bed side manner abs very thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 06, 2021
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Super great bedside manner. Really went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and well cared for. I have OCD and High anxiety, and all my heightened concerned related to a GI procredure were addresssd very very well. I highly recommend this doctor and his entire staff. Everyone was just wonderful!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Joe R. – Apr 14, 2021
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Dr Awtrey and his staff are wonderful. I highly recommend!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 13, 2021
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After my initial consultation with Dr. Awtrey, I felt confident and assured that he and his team would provide exceptional and professional care throughout my procedure. After my procedure, which went very well, he came by and explained the test results very compassionately and put it into language which I could understand. I was impressed also by being in and out of my procedure in such a short amount of time I would most definitely recommend Dr Awtrey and his team to anyone in need of a GI test
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pierre L – Apr 11, 2021
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He has the best “bedside manner” and is very efficient. He is talks and moves fast but not in a way that makes you feel rushed. I really appreciate that he keeps to his schedule and I am not kept waiting for a long time past my appointment tome slot. I trust him entirely. The entire staff is very nice
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Apr 11, 2021
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Excellent care from checking in at the outpatient surgery center / assistant/ nurses / anesthesiologist/ CRNA / and of course Dr. Awtry. Also safety for me and my spouse was of high importance.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Apr 11, 2021
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I found my experiences with Dr. Awtry to be excellent. I was seen on time and he listened to me. I had a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy and his office called with the results promptly.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bill Fahrner – Mar 26, 2021
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Great bedside manner and explained procedure step by step. I felt very comfortable and in superb hands.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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+.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Lacy Quinones in River Ridge, LA – Aug 17, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates' team is committed to excellence in patient care and the development of lifelong relationships with the residents...Read more

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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Dr. Awtrey has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Awtrey frequently treats Diarrhea, Gastritis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Awtrey treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Awtrey, MD's office located?

Dr. Awtrey's office is located at 1111 Medical Center Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Awtrey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Diarrhea more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Gastritis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Awtrey treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Awtrey treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Awtrey's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(504) 349-6401

Dr. Awtrey accepts the following insurance:

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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerihealth
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Discount Card
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Management
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana PPO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS
PPO Plus
PPO Plus PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
USA Health and Wellness Network
USA Managed Care Organization
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Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Associates1111 Medical Center Blvd Marrero, LA 70072
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