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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Frederick Gessner is Excellent. Dr. Gessner has been reviewed by 13 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
Promptness 4.7
Courteous Staff 4.5
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 3.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Frederick Gessner, MD is board certified in Gastroenterology.

  • He has special expertise in 7 areas:
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Hepatitis C
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education & Awards

Dr. Gessner graduated from University of Maryland , Baltimore. He has 9 awards.

Faculty Gold Medal University of Maryland School of Medicine
Leonard Hummel Internal Medicine Award University of Maryland School of Medicine
Summa Cum Laude University of Maryland School of Medicine
Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
Greater Virginia Beach
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Gessner has 16 hospital affiliations:

  • Riverside Regional Medical Center 
  • Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp 

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Additional Information
Dr. Frederick M Gessner MD is a male Internist, has 26 years of experience and practices in Gastroenterology.
Where does Dr. Frederick M. Gessner practice?
Dr. Frederick Gessner has 4 office locations.
Dr. Frederick Gessner practices Gastroenterology near Newport News, VA.
Additional practice locations include: Smithfield, VA and Hampton, VA.
See Newport News Gastroenterologists.