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Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Gelfand

Capital Digestive Care

5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90 Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Gelfand accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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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Dr. Gelfand's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • 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
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • 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 Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. 

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Gelfand's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelfand

4.4

Based on 14 reviews

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Brought in my 91 year old aunt who has been treated by gelfand for years. We had a 1pm apt and arrived at 1:10 and after checking in at the desk we were told because we were late the Dr would take the 1:15 patient.... so 15 minutes were all she was allowed. Ok. But the Dr called her back and said because we were late we would have to reschedule or do a phone call . It was upsetting to her and I could not believe it. Terrible way to treat patients!
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He is so nice, reassuring, thorough in his questioning and explanation of your situation.
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