Dr. William Brand Jr, MD

Dr. William Brand Jr, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 66

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. William Brand Jr, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Brand Jr has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parham Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brand Jr to book an appointment.


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Gastrointestinal Specialists Inc

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(804) 285-8206
Gastrointestinal Specialists Inc7611 Forest Ave Richmond, VA 23229
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Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc2369 Staples Mill Rd Ste 200 Richmond, VA 23230
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Brand Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brand Jr

4.6

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Dr. Brand is a good gastro doctor. Very knowledgeable and caring. About 8 years ago, we always made an appointment after a colonoscopy so that we could review labs with him. Now it takes several months to get in. I find it interesting that we could get a colonoscopy faster than an actual medical appointment. I believe there is a better way for his office to manage his time but he may be dictating that. The only thing we use him for is the actual procedures. We take our test results to another doctor. I also find that his staff is slow about returning labs.
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Needs improvement in managing patient appointments – Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Brand was recommended by my primary Physician to due my colonoscopy. As I was being prep by a nurse Dr. Brand came to greet me with a very warm demeanor and put me at ease as he explained the procedure. After the procedure again he came to check on me. He is a very caring and professional Doctor. I highly recommend him.
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Victoria in Glen Allen, VA – Nov 07, 2018
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Patient 10+ yrs but leaving - he failed to meet my needs for an urgent matter. GI issues for 3 mo, incl repeated bouts of diarrhea. Tests at urgent care and PCP all neg. Earliest apt w Dr. Brand 6 mo away. Explained urgency and staff said would try earlier but never called back. Strike 1. PCP called Dr. Brand's office. Still 6 mo. Strike 2. Went to ER and doc spoke personally w Dr Brand but no luck. Strike 3. Called a GI doc and EVEN AS A NEW PATIENT got apt within 2 wks!
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  • Office environment
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Lorraine – Jul 30, 2018
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This Dr. is excellent. Hard to get appointment. I called for appointment and was told I could not see him until November even though I was having a medical problem. I was placed on a waiting list for urgent care with him. Could not be on a urgent care list for any other Dr. Never have I had such a hard time relaying a msg for my Dr. and very concerned.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Freda Swineford in Disputanta, VA – Jul 02, 2018
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I had a colonoscopy with Dr. Brand last Monday. All the staff I came in contact with (Nancy, Lillian, Brooks, Dr. Kim, Connie and Trina (I hope I have this name right - front desk lady)) and of course, Dr. Brand were kind and professional. I had some issues with scheduling my appointment, but that was quickly resolved and from that moment on, everything ran like clockwork. I was very impressed with everyone I came in contact with and would highly recommend Dr. Brand and this practice.
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Conchy Martinez in Richmond, VA – Oct 10, 2017
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I've been a patient of Dr Brand for approx 20plus years. Until the past two years had been very pleased . Now I can NOT get messages to him or him to return my calls. Maybe its the change in staff. Will be looking for a new doctor.
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Richmond, VA – Sep 02, 2017
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I have seen Dr. Brand probably 6-8 times over the past 10 years for a chronic condition and regular colonoscopies. He is always very professional. competent, and obviously is very interested in going the exra mile for his patients. Highly recommend.
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Richmond, VA – Aug 16, 2017
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The B e s t !!!!!!!! Dr Brand is the epitome of what a 'specialty' physician should be. He listens well.. he's concerned about his patients .. he is also very Thorough. All of those qualities just make his Kindness frosting on the cake! Also (unless you have an Urgent need to be seen) he is truly Well worth any Wait time!!
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Jane in Midlothian, VA – Jun 29, 2017
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Great doctor!!! Patience, knowledgeable, Friendly.
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LaTasha in Richmond, va – Sep 21, 2016
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No interaction with doctor until in the procedure. Then, he spoke while my back (butt) was toward him. No pre-procedure office appointment, follow-up is by patient calling office & not them calling you. Follow up letter 3 words & no explanation. Discharge papers did not include how to reach them with questions. (No phone number or email.) Called their main number but could not get through. This was an awful experience.
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Richmond, VA – Jul 04, 2016
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Dr. Brand is a top rate doctor who is extremely professional but very humble. He shows genuine concern and takes time to listen to the patient diligently. He shows evidence of reading prior record which is very important to me. Now both my husband and I have decided to go only to him for all our gastrointestinal treatments
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Rail in Henrico, VA – Jun 16, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brand Jr

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brand Jr treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brand Jr treats other conditions, please contact the office at (804) 285-8206.

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 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Esophageal Diseases more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Brand Jr treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Esophagitis more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Brand Jr treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

Reflux Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Brand Jr treats this condition more than 95% 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 76% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

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

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

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

Anal or Rectal Pain
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brand Jr treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Brand Jr treats this condition more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Brand Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. is a group of 15 Board Certified Gastroenterologists committed to providing State of the Art, individualized, ethical and compassionate care for our patients. We have more than one hundred and fifty years of combined experience. We treat the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal and liver diseases including gastrointestinal bleeding, biliary tract disease, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, GI motility disorders, pancreatic disease, and cancers.Less...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1994
Wesleyan University
Undergraduate School
1986
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Brooke AMC
Residency Hospital
1981
Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Chippenham Hospital

Richmond, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Johnston-Willis Hospital

North Chesterfield, VA
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