Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(13)
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Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD
Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Chevy Chase, MD. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Gelfand is affiliated with Suburban Hospital, Medstar Washington Hospital Center and Sibley Memorial Hospital.

5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(240) 737-0085

Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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Dr. Gelfand's Experience

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Dr. Gelfand'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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
59

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • 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
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • Unniversity Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Georgetown University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Geo Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gelfand has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gelfand's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelfand to family and friends
4.7
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Gelfand's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Washington, DC |
He is so nice, reassuring, thorough in his questioning and explanation of your situation.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Gelfand accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware HMO
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Gelfand has admitting privileges

Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
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Sibley Memorial Hospital
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Medstar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
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