Dr. Richard Folan, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 69

Dr. Folan
Accepting new patients

Briargate Endoscopy Center LLC

4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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(719) 632-7101

Dr. Richard Folan, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He is affiliated with UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Folan to book an appointment.

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Dr. Folan is affiliated with UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central Colorado Springs, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Practices at Top Hospital
    General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Experience
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Folan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folan treats Hernia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Folan treats this condition more than 97% 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
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Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folan treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Folan treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Folan treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 94% of his peers

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

Dr. Folan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Folan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Principal Financial Group
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
Rocky Mountain Health Plans HMO
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

About Me

Care Philosophy

Empathetic care for all GI disorders. In addition, national guidelines for appropriate colonoscopy screening and follow-up are adhered to. This optimizes...Read more

Biography

Dr. Folan, his wife Kay, and two children moved to Colorado Springs in 1993. He is proud to share that his oldest son has graduated from medical school...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Gastroenterology

Education

1991
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1974
St. Anselm College
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Korean

Awards

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

Dr. Folan frequently treats Hernia, Diverticulitis, Intestinal, and Diverticulosis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Folan treats.

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

Dr. Folan's office is located at 4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Folan, MD speak?

Dr. Folan speaks Korean and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Richard Folan, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Folan has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Briargate Endoscopy Center LLC4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80920
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Gastroenterology Associates Colorado Spirings

Gastroenterology Associates Colorado Spirings1699 Medical Center Pt Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Folan is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central

Colorado Springs, CO

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)