Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Chevy Chase, MD and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Contact Information

(240) 737-0085

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Gelfand's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gelfand "Capital Digestive Care offers the greatest collective experience in the area and the most accessible care. "

2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

64  Conditions Treated

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12  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

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gelfand to family and friends
13 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

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)

He is so nice, reassuring, thorough in his questioning and explanation of your situation.
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