Dr. Richard Folan, MD

Dr. Richard Folan, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Richard Folan, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Colorado Springs, CO and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.Read his story

4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 100B

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Folan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Folan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Folan "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 in 2017 and will be a family practice physician after completing his residency. His daughter is now a 3rd year student, following in his footsteps at his alma mater Georgetown University in Washington D.C."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Folan "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."


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • St. Anselm College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Folan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Folan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Folan to family and friends
based on 104 total reviews (56 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (104)

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Dr. Folan's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (56)

So brilliant! Was so impressed with his ability to make a diagnosis and work with me. Highly recommend
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Lousy doctor. Avoided most of my questions and equivocated on the few he did answer. A real jerk.
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in Colorado Springs, CO
I wish I had seen Brenda's review before I saw this jerk. She nailed it on the head: CREEP. don't go here
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in Colorado Springs, CO
This office tries to pressure you into buying a Colonoscopy Prep Kit for $25. The only medicine in this kit is Perrigo Polyethylene Glycol 3350 8.3 Oz that sells for $11.58 on Amazon. The other contents of this kit are unnecessary as you already have what you need at home instead of this stuff. ...more
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Fake patient, doing social media "trolling"

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in Colorado Springs
Very caring and attentive doctor and staff.
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