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Dr. Joel S Spellun Is this you?

About Dr. Joel S Spellun

Dr. Joel S Spellun, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Providence, RI, with another office in Johnston, RI. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Spellun is affiliated with St Joseph Center for Health & Human Services. Dr. Spellun has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Joel S Spellun is Great. Dr. Joel S Spellun has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Joel S Spellun is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Consultants In Gastroenterology

148 W River St Ste 3
Providence, RI 02904
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Consultants In Gastroenterology

1524 Atwood Ave Ste 435
Johnston, RI 02919
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Specialties

Dr. Joel S Spellun 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.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Celiac Disease
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hepatitis B
  • Colonoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Constipation

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What Happend?

Dr. Spellun was a godsend to me almost 20 years ago when I came down with pancreatitis and was almost on deaths door. Although his personality could be a little quirky at times, he was very competent, and it wasn't that difficult to get an appointment. Fast forward to a few years ago. It became increasingly difficult to get an appointment, and many times we had to see the NP instead. Dr. Spellun's personality seemed to become more arrogant as well. Rather then taking the time to research my problem, he seemed to dismiss everything as being related to being overweight or for mental health reasons. Some family members that went to him noticed this as well. We have since changed to a new gastroenterologist who takes our concerns more seriously. Maybe Dr. Spellun needs to take some time of from practicing to do research or perhaps consider an early retirement if he can't be nice to patients and their families.

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Three Stars

FIND HIM TO BE IGNORANT AND A KNOW IT ALL.

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Five Stars

Dr spellun has been my GI doc for many years. He truly saved my life when I first got sick with Crohn's disease. My primary MD had told me I had a flu. I would not be here, symptom free and living a normal life if it were not for his ability to diagnose and treat me!!!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 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 (2014)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Spellun is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1982

  • Rhode Island Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Joel S Spellun accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • BCBS Rhode Island
    • BCBS RI HealthMate Coast to Coast
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
    • Tufts PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO
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