Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Schwarz
Accepting new patients

RMG Gastroenterology/Wake Endoscopy Center

2601 Lake Dr Ste 201 Raleigh, NC 27607

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(919) 783-4888

Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Raleigh, NC and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schwarz has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schwarz to book an appointment.


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Dr. Schwarz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Tricare
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate POS
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schwarz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schwarz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schwarz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (919) 783-4888.

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 61% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Dysphagia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Manometry
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz performs Manometry more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Esophageal Diseases more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 66% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Cholelithiasis more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 67% of their peers

Gallstones
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Gallstones more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 67% 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 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 35 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Schwarz treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Ulcer more than 99% of their peers

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

Duodenal Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Duodenal Ulcer more than 99% of their peers

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

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Dr. Schwarz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Schwarz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schwarz

4.4

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
80.95238095238095%
(17)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
9.523809523809524%
(2)
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Dr Schwarz has done four colonoscopies on me and also has done the procedure on my wife, brother and mother. He is the BEST as he found tumors in both my mother and brother. Dr. S is thorough, fast and has a great staff. He is gentle and compassionate as well. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Raff – Jul 29, 2020
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Dr. Schwarz literally saved my life. He is an amazing doctor who listens carefully while thinking extensively. No better doctor anywhere!
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Jul 24, 2020
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Dr Schwartz is an exceptional physician with an assured, gentle manner. He is confident, very experienced & takes time both before & after a procedure what to expect & VERY important, he also LISTENS. His team does the same. The result is a positive experience throughout. I most highly recommend Dr. Schwartz.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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NC – Nov 01, 2019
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The best experience I could hope for. Professional, kind, caring and incredibly quick. I’m so grateful for the care and exceptional experience.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kathy Higgins – Oct 03, 2019
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I have been to Dr. Schwarz several times for routine procedures. I like him because he is knowledgeable, experienced, thorough, and personable. He lets you know ahead of time what he will do, and assures you that he will take good care of you. Afterwards, he reviews his findings with you, and gives you a detailed copy of the procedure with photos. He follows up the next day with a phone call.
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May 18, 2019
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Dr Schwarz has a somewhat crusty exterior over a truly caring personality. I’ve seen him for two upper endescopies and both times he and his great staff treated me with respect and skill.d
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Raleigh, NC – Sep 29, 2018
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Great experience at his facility. Staff was compassionate and caring. Arrived and was shortly shown back to prepping area. CRNA provided great service. Out of facility shortly after procedure. Would highly recommend.
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
  • Long wait times
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Pat Murray in Raleigh, NC – Jun 04, 2018
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very professional. Process was easy from check in to discharge. The actual procedure itself was seamless.
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Feb 28, 2018
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If all you need is a colonoscopy every ten years then you are golden. If, on the other hand, you have a GI health issue that is potentially life threatening, you can forget about coming anywhere near a doctor, let alone help dealing with the situation. If you call the Wake Endoscopy Center where Dr. Schwartz works you get an answering service. They will transfer you to somebody where you can leave a message. They may or may not return your call. When I first called in hopes of dealing pro-acti
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Garner, NC – Sep 16, 2017
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He seems to be a man of few words, but he was confident, and just got right to the job at hand. Honestly I don't remember much after the procedure, but the whole registration process, prepping in the surgical room - all leading up to the procedure was very professional, clean, neat facilities, obviously they have it all down to a very well-oiled machine. I would definitely recommend this group!
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Cheryl Wheeler in raleigh, nc – Jun 29, 2017
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My overall experience with Dr Schwarz has been very good. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He has done all of my colonoscopies (this makes 5) and I would not trust anyone else. Great doctor.
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CGH in Wendell, NC – Jun 04, 2017
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He was rude and uncaring, just one of several patients he was seeing. After the procedure he did not address all my questions, nor informing me of information that I failed to ask. Without blood work he prescribed medicain without any explanation. I was told by my primary doctor that per the report Schwarz sent him, I needed to schedule a two week post visit. When I called his staff was also rude, treating me as if I was dumb. I will not return, seeking new doctor.
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DWF in Raleigh, NC – Mar 21, 2017
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First colonoscopy procedure 15 yrs ago with Dr Ronald Schwarz had 2 polyps 1 being precancerous, both removed. Went back for 4th procedure on 10/25/16 with Dr Schwarz, another polyp was found. Thankful that I kept all 4 appointments. Very professional.
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Joyce B in Selma – Oct 29, 2016
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This was my 4th colonoscopy procedure by Dr. Ronald P. Schwarz, MD over a 15 year period. He removed 2 polyps 15 years ago, 1 was precancerous and I am thankful that I had excellent treatment then also on 10/25/2016 experienced same care with removal of another polyp. I would highly recommend Dr. Schwarz. Joyce Bass
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Joyce Bass in Selma, NC – Oct 28, 2016
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Dr. Schwarz and his staff are especially helpful in answering my questions and providing specific instructions.
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Raleigh, NC – Oct 18, 2016
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I was impressed by the amount of time he spent prior to the Colonoscopy and also afterwards in his very busy practice. His calm and friendly demeanor put me very much at easy. I recommend him highly!
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Sig Schulz in Creedmoor, NC – Sep 08, 2016
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Dr Ronald Schwartz is the absolute BEST! He was able to determine what was going on with my gastro issues right away. I had previously been to another physician who was clueless. I HIGHLY recommend Dr R Schwartz!
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Pam Mariarossi in Cary, NC – Jan 05, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Ronald Schwarz was born in New York City. He earned his medical degree from Cornell University in 1977. Dr. Schwarz then moved to Chapel Hill to complete...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1983
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1980
North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1978
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1977
Joan Sanford I Weill Medical College Of Cornell University
Medical School

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Locations

RMG Gastroenterology/Wake Endoscopy Center

RMG Gastroenterology/Wake Endoscopy Center2601 Lake Dr Ste 201 Raleigh, NC 27607
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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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