Dr. Richard Curtis, MD

Dr. Richard Curtis, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 70
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Dr. Richard Curtis, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Newton, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University in 1975 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

2000 Washington St Ste 368

Newton, MA 02462

Contact Information

(617) 606-4927

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MetLife
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(617) 606-4927

Dr. Curtis accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Care Elect PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
DentalGuard Preferred
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MetLife
MetLife PDP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Curtis' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curtis treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Curtis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curtis treats Hernia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Curtis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic Hernia, Congenital
  • Diaphragmatic/Hiatal Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Curtis treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Curtis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Curtis' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • 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 Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • 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, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • 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 Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Roundworm
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

We provide comprehensive services in Gastroenterology delivered with the highest academic standards. We embrace all modalities of care, incorporating alternative forms of therapy as well. Attention is directed to the patient individually and respectfully recognizing the importance of active participation by the patient.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1982
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1978
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1976
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
1975
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School
1971
Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
1982
1978
1976
1975
1971

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Dr. Curtis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Curtis

4.4

Based on 47 reviews

5 Stars
76.59574468085107%
(36)
4 Stars
8.51063829787234%
(4)
3 Stars
2.127659574468085%
(1)
2 Stars
4.25531914893617%
(2)
1 Star
8.51063829787234%
(4)

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Today Dr Curtis preformed my colonoscopy for the third time in 15 years. Dr Curtis and the NWH nurses and staff make this uncomfortable procedure go so smoothly. I highly recommend Dr Curtis and NWH. I only hope Dr Curtis is still working in 5 years when I'm do for another colonoscopy. Thank You Dr Curtis And NWH nurses you're wonderful.
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Very helpful, had a persistent issue that was misdiagnosed as acid reflux, after two years of much discomfort, prylosac and no improvement and lots of fear-Dr. Curtis was able to solve the problem.
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I had been dealing with chronic stomach issues for many years, with several Boston GI physicians, but none of their diagnoses or medications were effective. A friend of mine referred me to Dr. Curtis. He is the first Doctor who correctly identified my condition and prescribed medication that has resolved my symptoms. This has been life changing...I am relieved and happy to have Dr. Curtis as my GI Physician.
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I was diagnosed with a severe C. difficile infection. Dr. Curtis treated the infection with antibiotics and FMT therapy. The course of treatment was successful and I am fully recovered. Thank you.
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I have had a chronic stomach issue on-going for years resulting in a plethora of exams, treatments, diets prescribed as well as been given a host of medications. Dr. Curtis was able to review all my lab results and prior treatments and prescribed a medication that is totally life-changing for me. His analysis and scope of insight with gastro problems was totally spot on! I have my life back thanks to his brilliant intuition and his ability to think out of the box!!! Kudos to Dr. Curtis!!!
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I've been disabled and suffered many years.because of Dr.Cuties.He did surgery on me and chipped my tailbone.He gave insutctions to .my doctor. Increase her pain medicine and she will be fine in 2 weeks.This was Farrr from the truth. Fifteen years and counting.I suffer all day because of his actions and unacoutability. .Two doctors 2 mistakes same hospital.They all got away with cursing years of around the clock pain.no 5 stars from me.
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HES GREAT very understanding . explaines any questions and my concerns. the procedures are done well. no problems. im at a high risk for cancer and has removed many pre cancer polups ( spelling) iv had many procedures HES GREAT AND THE STAFF!
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Dr. Curtis has extensive experience and expertise. Equally important is his excellent "bedside manner" and communication skills. He takes the time to explain tests and examinations, and the need for and affects of medications. He helps arrange tests and procedures when required, and promptly obtains and communicates results. He has made himself available for telephone calls or emails late in the day and, when needed, on weekends. He even helped out in correcting erroneous hospital records.
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Dr. Curtis is an excellent doctor who obviously cares for his patients. I've seen him for years and have nothing but accolades for both the quality of his medical knowledge and his bedside manner.
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