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About Dr. Gary M Lopes

Dr. Gary M Lopes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cambridge, MA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Lopes has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gary M Lopes is Excellent. Dr. Gary M Lopes has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gary M Lopes is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

ATRIUS HEALTH CAMBRIDGE HARVARD VANGUARD

1611 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-5500

Specialties

Dr. Gary M Lopes has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gary M Lopes has the following 12 expertise

  • Constipation
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Colonoscopy

Reviews

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Five Stars

He is very thorough and smart. His compassion comes comes through easily. He is like a breath of fresh air in the world of medicine today.

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Can't get past the receptionist!

Two months ago I was referred to Dr Lopes by my PCP for treatment hepatitis.It took 6 confusing weeks to work out a schedule for a colonoscopy. Linette (the receptionist) told me that I could NOT see Dr Lopes without doing the colonoscopy first. I tried to get a message thru because I felt I needed some treatment for the hepatitis sooner than that. Linette made it painfully clear, PATIENTS DO NOT SEND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE DOCTOR. If the doctor wants to see the patient, the doctor starts the communication. Well, I finally got the colonoscopy, and did not hear from the office. I called the office multiple times. Finally, I asked my PCP to call the office because my messages were not being returned. Linette swore I was lying about leaving messages. And, even WITH the done colonoscopy, she claimed I had to wait till Dr Lopes got to my records and decided to call me in. Again, patients do not request appointments, they wait till the doctor decides to invite them.My PCP told me that Dr Lopes is indeed a good doctor, and that once I got past Linette, everything would be fine. Well, I cannot get past Linette. I have found a different doctor.

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Colonoscopy

I found Dr Lopes very patient and caring. I had a colonoscopy and asked a lot of questions. He was very patient and addressed all my concerns. When I came out I did not have any pain or discomfort at all.

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An Outstanding Human Being

Dr. Lopes has been my Gastro Doc since 1998..he is absolutely the best! He is thorough, compassionate, understanding, attentive an has a wonderful sense of humor. I would recommend him to everyone and anyone!

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The Very Best

I started with Dr Lopes back in 1990-91 as my primary care physican and am still thrilled to have him as my Gastro doc. He is what everyone needs and wants in a doctor. Five stars aren't enough for him. Any time I see him it's all about me. He takes his time with every appointment and is extremely thorough. He's up to date with all the latest info, meds and treatments. He listens to you and values what you have to say. He treats his patients like very valued patients and real people. He is definatly the best

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    31 Years Experience

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

  • St Elizabeths Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gary M Lopes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS

Locations & Directions

ATRIUS HEALTH CAMBRIDGE HARVARD VANGUARD, 1611 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
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