Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 68

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 42 years of experience in the medical field. 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 is affiliated with Suburban Hospital Bethesda, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Dr. Gelfand's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diverticulitis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Gelfand treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gelfand treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Gelfand accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna
Choice Plus
CIGNA HealthCare Mid-Atlantic, Inc. HMO
Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
All of Maryland HMO-Standard
Coventry Health America
Coventry Health America HMO
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
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Tricare HMO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO

Dr. Gelfand's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gelfand

4.5

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
86.66666666666667%
(13)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
13.333333333333334%
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Dr. Gelfand- the best doctor. Thank you dr.Gelfand
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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!
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 15, 2018
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He is so nice, reassuring, thorough in his questioning and explanation of your situation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Gelfand frequently treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Diverticulitis, Intestinal, and Diverticulosis, Intestinal. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gelfand treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Gelfand, MD's office located?

Dr. Gelfand's office is located at 10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404, Bethesda, MD 20817. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gelfand is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Suburban Hospital

Bethesda, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)