Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD

Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Kuritzkes, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Burbank, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Kuritzkes is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Digestive Health Consultants

201 S Buena Vista St Ste 410

Burbank, CA 91505
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Kuritzkes' Experience

Dr. Kuritzkes' 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 malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • UCLA Center Health Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Center Health Sciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Center Health Sciences
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuritzkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Kuritzkes is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Kuritzkes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuritzkes to family and friends
based on 38 total reviews (19 with comments)
Dr. Kuritzkes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (19)
This is the second time in 5 years that I have seen Dr. Kuritzkes. Both times were for the purpose of getting a colonoscopy. Both times he sat down with me as if I was the only person he needed to see that day. He was funny, charming, discussed my current health at length, very clear on my forthcoming procedure and what it entails. My husband has seen him several times over the years and feels the same way. I would HIGHLY recommend him. His office staff was professional and friendly.?
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes and his team are thorough professionals. I went in for a colonoscopy which for me is somewhat unfamiliar and uncomfortable. Both at the office and at the surgical center he and his staff were welcoming and explained in plain term what was happening. It felt like real and genuine care; I can not recommend Dr. Kuritzkes more highly.
Sylmar, CA |
My Experience with Doctor Kuritzkes was very good.
in Burbank, CA |
The best doctor.. very professional . Staff are all friendly and helpful. Highly recommended. love DR. K
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes was great! Very kind and courteous.
in Burbank, CA |
I am a 60 yo woman and just had my fourth colonoscopy. Dr Kuritzkes procedure was certainly the best of them. The whole process was a smooth experience. No endless waiting around either dressed or undressed , and they finish at the time they say so your ride isn't waiting forever.
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
I really appreciate the professionalism of Dr. Kuritzkes and his team. The process for my colonoscopy was seamless and pain-free. Every detail was handled in a first rate manner and would recommend any of my friends and family see Dr. Kuritzkes for their future Gastroenterology needs.
in Burbank, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes was very thorough in checking out my symptoms and accurate in his diagnosis and considerate of my care.
in Sacramento, CA |
This was my first time seeing Dr K. I was impressed with his unhurried demeanor. He made sure that my questions and concerns about the upcoming procedure were addressed. The preparation and procedure happened just as he explained. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends.
in Castaic, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes is one of the nicest doctors that I have had! Believe me I have had many and he is by far the best. He is very kind and speaks to you like a friend/doctor. Also, when you have a procedure, there is music playing and the nurses a very upbeat and fun so it makes your anxiety go away and before you know it, you're done! After recovery, Dr. Kuritzkes comes in with the results, which I find is awesome so you can go home knowing that your okay. His entire staff are wonderful as well.
Los Angeles, CA |
I met with Dr. Kuritzkes for the first time and he seemed very apathetic to my problems. I tried to stress my concerns about not being able to eat and he brushed me off until I told him I've lost more than 10 pounds in a month (I'm a thin petite woman so this is significant weight loss for me. My coworkers were even concerned). During our FIVE MINUTE visit, another patient walked into the examination room. Overall, I felt violated and disregarded during my visit.
in North hollywood ca |
My wife and i have always been happy with Dr. Kuritzkes. His been our doctor for over 15 years. Always carring and professional. I would never even consider seeing another doctor. Thank you Dr. Kuritzkes for everything you have done for me and my wife. We are very grateful.
in Tujunga, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes is one of those all-too-rare health providers these days who actually gives a crap about their patient. We're not just "get 'em in, get 'em out, and bill" mill products to Dr. Kuritzkes. I feel like Dr. Kuritzkes is taking care of me. "Isn't that what all doctors are supposed to do?" You would think so, but these days it just isn't true any more. So, if you want to feel like you're being taken care of and not just some words in a chart, then Dr. Kuritzes is for you.
in Sherman Oaks, CA |
Dr. Kuritzkes is everything you want in a doctor. He is brilliant, kind, patient and caring.
Pasadena, CA |
I cannot recommend Dr. Kuritzkes highly enough. He is thorough, professional, relates to patients on a one-on-one and friendly basis.
in Santa Clarita, CA |
Most of the colonoscopies Dr. Kuritzkes has performed for us were done in Santa Clarita. The Dr. was friendly, listened to our questions, and put us at ease with his explanations. His staff was equally warm and helpful. Yes, I would recommend him to my friends. Barbara S.
in Tujunga, CA |
Dr Kuritzkes was kind and understanding. He makes you feel very comfortable in what is a uncomfortable procedure. He listens and takes the worry out of the colonoscopy. And he and his staff take care of all your concerns from anesthesia to insurance billing. Thank you Dr. Kuritzkes for caring about your patients.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I had an initial exam/consultation with Dr. Kuritzkes. He asked a few questions, ignored the information I filled out on my forms & spoke to me in a very condescending tone. When I asked questions, he interrupted me, brushed them off & spoke to me like I was 10 (I'm almost 30). He didn't take the time to hear my concerns or my history, he didn't actually examine me & it was very obvious that he did not take my pain or my condition seriously. I was absolutely mortified. Never again.
in Santa Clarita, CA |
I am currently having a crohn's flare up and need to get in to see the Dr. When I called to get in I was told that he would not be able to see me until February due to a full schedule. When I explained I having an issue NOW it was recommended to me to find another Dr with a more open schedule. So much for having a relationship?! Dr. K is a great but the staff leave something to be desired. If you can wait 6-8 weeks for an appointment you will be in good hands.
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Dr. Kuritzkes accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

Hospitals where Dr. Kuritzkes has admitting privileges

Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
501 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91505
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