Dr. Walter Chan, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Chan

Brigham Women's Hosp Gastro

75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115

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(617) 732-6389


Dr. Walter Chan, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Good patient care . Patients said they had exceptional care at this hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Chan accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Fallon Community Health Plan
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chan's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chan treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Diarrhea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chan treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chan treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Chan's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Chan's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chan

4.3

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
14.285714285714286%
(1)

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What People Say About Dr. Walter Chan, MD
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Dr. Chan does not listen to patients. He orders many tests and relies solely on test result but does not listen to patient symptoms. Poor bedside manner and does not care at all about quality of life. has his protocol and will not deviate from it. won't discuss other options for treatment. Long wait to get appointment even when you are an established patient. I've been in severe pain and called for an appointment I am not a new patient and was told there is a 4 month wait to see him. He never returns corresponds to calls. One time the pain was so severe I was hospitalized at a local hospital. The doctor tried to contact him and got no response from him. Doctor said its unheard to have no physician to physician response. Another time I went to Faulkner Hospital. He sees patients there. It took six days for him to respond to the doctors there. I feel Dr. Chan does not care care about his patients. He has no time for his current patients yet is accepting new patients.
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I've seen a number of GI Doctors over the last 5 years, in an attempt to get to the bottom of my bothersome digestive disorder, which nobody seems to be able to accurately diagnose or treat. Finally. Dr, Chan has identified the problem and recommended the treatment. What a terrific man. Dr. Chan is insightful, through, patient and explanatory. I am really pleased to have found him to be my Physician.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Walter Chan, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

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Awards

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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

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