Dr. Richard D. Folan, MD

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Dr. Richard D. Folan, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Gastronterology Associates of Colorado Springs, LLP 4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 100B, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Get Directions

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Care Philosophy

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

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4.4 based on 19 responses
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Experience with Dr. Folan
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Folan's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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in Colorado Springs, CO |
Explains procedures in great detail, has great bed side manner, awesome personality
in Canon City, CO |
I needed a colonoscopy and upper GI ASAP. The office staff understood the situation and acted efficiently to get me in. Everyone my wife and I dealt with on the day of the procedure was friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Folan spoke to us before the procedure and after to assure we had no questions and understood the results. An excellent experience all around.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Folan is very professional and deliberate in his care. He listens to his patients and works with them to give them the best care. He doesn't jump into a lot of unnecessary tests
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Folan has a great sense of humor with his bedside manner. He's very knowledeable and eases a patients mind with his caring concern and expertise in his speciality. He goes over and beyond the call of duty in making testing and diagnosing comfortable.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
We have met before 1 year ago but had to postpone my colonoscopy until now when I felt stronger. Dr. Folan is so kind and easy to talk to. I feel totally confident in his care, he explained everything in terms I can understand, he has calmed my fears. Bless you Dr Folan!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
He made me fell like I was a VIP. He was cheerful, patient, and listened to all of my questions, as well as provided me with good answers and options.
in Colorado Springs, CO |
As always, he was fully engaged in how my Mom was doing. He asked and answered questions that I needed, as her guardian, to hear.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School
    St. Anselm College

    Graduated in 1974

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

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Dr. Folan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Folan's Office & Staff

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Dr. Folan's Care Philosophy

Empathetic care for all GI disorders. In addition, national guidelines for appropriate colonoscopy screening and follow-up are adhered to. This optimizes cancer prevention while minimizing the chance of screening sooner than necessary.