Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Gelfand
Accepting new patients

Capital Digestive Care

10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817

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(240) 737-0085

Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bethesda, MD and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gelfand has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Suburban Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gelfand to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gelfand accepts the following insurance:

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Gelfand

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Gelfand treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Gelfand treats other conditions, please contact the office at (240) 737-0085.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Esophageal Diseases more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Nausea
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Nausea more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Dysphagia
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Dysphagia more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Stomach Diseases more than 97% of their peers

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

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Dr. Gelfand's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux
  • 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
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Gelfand's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelfand

4.5

Based on 15 ratings

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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

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

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Locations

Capital Digestive Care

Capital Digestive Care - Bethesda10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817
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Capital Digestive Care - Chevy Chase5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
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