Dr. Richard Chasen, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 71
  
Dr. Chasen
Accepting new patients

Capital Digestive Care

5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460 Columbia, MD 21045

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(410) 730-9363

Dr. Richard Chasen, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Columbia, MD and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chasen has more experience with Anal & Rectal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chasen to book an appointment.


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Dr. Chasen accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna HMO
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Advantra
All of Maryland HMO-Standard
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Practice Areas

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Chasen performs this procedure more than 75% 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 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen treats Constipation more than 98% of their peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Chasen treats this condition more than 97% 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 77% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Indigestion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen treats Indigestion more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Chasen treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen treats Esophageal Diseases more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Chasen treats this condition more than 74% of their peers

Esophagitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chasen treats Esophagitis more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Chasen treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Chasen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Chasen's Reviews

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4.5

Based on 38 ratings

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FABULOUS!!! After 2 other gastroenterologist and still undiagnosed, Dr. Chasen found the answer and treated appropriately! He is both kind and compassionate, EXTREMELY knowledgeable and very thoughtful in approaching a path to wellness. He answers all questions presented (and I had/have MANY) and makes sure you understand. His staff at both the office and Sugicenter is also outstanding. Would absolutely recommend highly him!!!
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Christine Culotta – May 20, 2020
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I have had colonoscopies and an endoscopy performed by Dr. Chasen. I appreciate is care and time as well as the other members of his team.
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Mar 12, 2020
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HE REVIEWED THE PROGRAM AND THE PROCEDURE.
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ROBERT D. HATCHER – Aug 08, 2019
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Dr. Chasen is a personable, caring and top-notch gastroenterologist. He has treated me for years and has always explained in an understandable way the best treatment for any problems and provided superb treatment thereof. He is the best!
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Jane F in Ellicott City, MD – Jul 30, 2019
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"We are so happy with Dr. Chasen. It's always a pleasure to see and talk with him - he is so knowledgeable and professional, and yet so personable. We feel that we're getting the best care and as long he's practicing, he's our guy!"
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Jul 26, 2019
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Always kind and compassionate, never rushes you.
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Jul 11, 2019
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I've been seeing Dr Richard Chasen as my provider for about 20 years and he's been really great. I certainly trust him with my health care. Scheduling appointments has been easy and pleasant.
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Apr 23, 2019
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Dr Chasen has treated our family for over 20years. He diagnosed my husband's colon cancer and referred him for curative surgery in 2007 and has followed up with frequent colonoscopies. He has treated me for reflux, constipation and related symptoms of ibs. He has never been too busy to see us when necessary.
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edgewater, MD – Mar 05, 2019
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Dr. Chasen listened to my complaint and then suggested a test which he did, and gave me a thorough explanation for the recommended course of treatment. He answered my questions in a manner that I could understand. I am a long term patient, and plan to continue to be so, as he knows his medical stuff and cares about his patients.
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Nary in Bowie, MD – Jan 26, 2019
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Dr. Chasen did my colonoscopy in 2007 and I am scheduled for another in February. I have recommended Dr. Chasen to family and friends. His friendly and drown to earth style are very refreshing for a specialist.
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Laurel, MD – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr. Chasen has cared for our family since 1998. He diagnosed my husband's colon cancer, removed a polyp and referred him for surgery with excellent outcome. He performs my sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies and treatment for hemorrhoids, constipation and reflux. He promptly returns phone messages and has always been available when we needed him. He has a pleasant, soothing manner and I never feel rushed during an appointment. He listens. He and his staff are professional and attentive.
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peggy s. in MD – Jan 09, 2019
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Dr. Chasen, is a very caring Gastro doctor and always answers my questions. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
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MSD in Burtonsville, MD – Dec 01, 2018
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Dr. Chasen is a very caring and knowledgeable gastro doctor. I wish all my doctors were like him! I highly recommend him!
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LH Cohen in MD – Jul 04, 2018
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Very patriarchal in manner. Insensitive and dismissive to patient's concerns, questions, or thoughts on condition. Diagnostic process and medical conclusions based SOLELY on whatever gleaned from patient's historical records. Absolutely no exploration of other options or medications to medical conditions. 1 size fits all approach. Colonoscopy, colonoscopy, colonoscopy.
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Apr 07, 2018
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Dr. CHASEN is one of those rare doctors that listen and actually hear you. My husband and I are both satisfied patients.
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Trac in Columbia, Maryland – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Chasen is a patient caring doctor. took time to answer all my questions.
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C. Kelly in Hyattsville, MD – Nov 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Johns Hopkins
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Gtr Baltimore Med Center
Residency Hospital
1978
Gtr Baltimore Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1977
Howard University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1971
University of Rochester New York
Undergraduate School

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Chasen offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

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  • Does Dr. Chasen offer an online patient portal?

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  • Does Dr. Chasen have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Chasen offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Chasen offer evening visits?

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Columbia, MD5500 Knoll North Dr Ste 460 Columbia, MD 21045
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Capital Digestive Care - Laurel, MD7350 Van Dusen Rd Ste 210 Laurel, MD 20707
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Adventist Healthcare Washington Adventist Hospital

Takoma Park, MD

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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

UM Laurel Medical Center

Laurel, MD