Dr. Richard McGlaughlin, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 68

Dr. McGlaughlin

Medical West Gastroenterology

985 9th Ave Sw Ste 307 Bessemer, AL 35022

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Dr. Richard McGlaughlin, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bessemer, AL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McGlaughlin has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Penn State U, Hershey College of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Saint Vincents Blount. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGlaughlin to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. McGlaughlin

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McGlaughlin treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McGlaughlin treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 481-7384.

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.

Dr. McGlaughlin is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Esophagitis
Reflux Esophagitis
Hiatal Hernia
Dysphagia
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Dr. McGlaughlin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. McGlaughlin accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
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Dr. McGlaughlin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGlaughlin

3.2

Based on 9 ratings

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As arrogant as they come! Does not attempt to talk with patient before OR after procedure. Too busy to read your chart which causes possible disasters. Wouldn't take a stray dog to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 13, 2021
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My wife had a colonoscopy. We arrived at 6am as instructed. This was after the original procedure was rescheduled for a week later for a conflict with the Dr's schedule. At 6:30, a nurse told us the Dr was late with car trouble. 2 hours and 50 minutes later, we were told he's here now. He got a ride. I'm sorry for his inconvenience. Has he, by chance ever heard of Uber, Lyft..??? I work with patients everyday! Schedules are set to be kept. I understand emergencies completely. But if you have patients scheduled, and your car won't start, call Uber. I'm sure we can cover the cost along with our co-pay. This was a rude disrespectful way to treat your patients. The lack of concern is truly staggering. I'm glad it was only a colonoscopy, and not major surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Tom – Nov 18, 2019
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Dr. McG took care of me years ago after having a hole in my stomach. I still follow up with him. He is very kind and friendly.
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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Mitzi Boyd – Oct 01, 2019
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Dr. Mac is a caring, knowledgeable doctor and person. If he doesn't have the answer for you, he goes out of his way to find a solution. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff! I don't know what I would do without him!
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Apr 09, 2019
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He spent a long time with me and explained things well. He doesn't use an ipad In the office, so it felt like he was really paying attention to me, thinking about my problems.
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Mar 18, 2019
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Procedures were to start at 1230, he showed up around 215pm. He didn't have a clue as to who I was or anything about why I was having procedures done. Once procedures were done, he never came to talk to me whatsoever. overall bedside manner was horrible. I only went to him bc I was referred to him and needed these tests done ASAP. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HIM TO ANY ONE.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Richard McGlaughlin, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Bessemer, AL and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McGlaughlin...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1985
University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
1982
Mercy Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Mercy Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Penn State U, Hershey College of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Dr. McGlaughlin frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. McGlaughlin specializes.

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

Dr. McGlaughlin's office is located at 985 9th Ave Sw Ste 307, Bessemer, AL 35022. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Medical West Gastroenterology

Medical West Gastroenterology985 9th Ave Sw Ste 307 Bessemer, AL 35022
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Alabama Digestive Diseases

Alabama Digestive Diseases PC2660 10th Ave S Ste 610 Birmingham, AL 35205
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McGlaughlin is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Vincents Blount

Oneonta, AL

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average