Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD

Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Raleigh, NC and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.Read his story

2601 Lake Dr Ste 201

Raleigh, NC 27607

Contact Information

(919) 783-4888

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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  • Medicaid
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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(919) 783-4888

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
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Cigna HMO
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Medicaid
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Dr. Schwarz's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Duodenal Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Duodenal Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schwarz treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Schwarz's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cold Sore
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Allergy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pouchitis
  • Prostatitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

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...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

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What are Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schwarz frequently treats Dysphagia, Duodenal Ulcer, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Schwarz treats.

Where is Dr. Ronald Schwarz, MD's office located?

Dr. Schwarz's office is located at 2601 Lake Dr Ste 201, Raleigh, NC 27607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Schwarz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schwarz

4.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I had a smooth experience and there were no complaints. The Doctor was concerned about my health and even called me on a Sunday with my results!
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
No results
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Apr 11, 2021
Dr Ronald Schwarz is professional, on time, and spent all the time I needed with me before and after the procedure.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patient – Jan 30, 2021
My visit to Dr Schwarz was excellent from walking in to rolling out!
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
No results
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John A. – Dec 11, 2020
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
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Raff – Jul 29, 2020
Dr. Schwarz literally saved my life. He is an amazing doctor who listens carefully while thinking extensively. No better doctor anywhere!
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
No results
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Jul 24, 2020
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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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NC – Nov 01, 2019
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
  • 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
No results
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Kathy Higgins – Oct 03, 2019
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
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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Raleigh, NC – Sep 29, 2018
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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat Murray in Raleigh, NC – Jun 04, 2018
very professional. Process was easy from check in to discharge. The actual procedure itself was seamless.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 28, 2018
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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Garner, NC – Sep 16, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Wheeler in raleigh, nc – Jun 29, 2017
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.
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
No results
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CGH in Wendell, NC – Jun 04, 2017
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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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
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DWF in Raleigh, NC – Mar 21, 2017
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.
What went well
  • 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
No results
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Joyce B in Selma – Oct 29, 2016
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
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
No results
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Joyce Bass in Selma, NC – Oct 28, 2016
Dr. Schwarz and his staff are especially helpful in answering my questions and providing specific instructions.
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
No results
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Raleigh, NC – Oct 18, 2016
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!
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
No results
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Sig Schulz in Creedmoor, NC – Sep 08, 2016
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!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Pam Mariarossi in Cary, NC – Jan 05, 2016

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Locations

RMG Gastroenterology/Wake Endoscopy Center

Wake Endoscopy Center2601 Lake Dr Ste 201 Raleigh, NC 27607
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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