Richard L Gelfand, MD Gastroenterology

Dr. Richard L Gelfand, MD

Bethesda, MD (4 other locations)

About Dr. Richard L Gelfand MD

Dr. Richard L Gelfand, MD is a doctor primarily located in Bethesda, MD, with other offices in Chevy Chase, MD and Chevy Chase, MD(and 3 other locations). He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gelfand has received 4 awards.


Dr. Richard L Gelfand has 5 locations

Metropolitan Gastroenterology Group 10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817
Chevy Chase Endoscopy Center 5530 Wisconsin Ave Ste 500 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Capital Digestive Care 5550 Friendship Blvd Ste T90 Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Capital Digestive Care 2021 K St NW Ste 500 Washington, DC 20006
Capital Digestive Care 10215 Fernwood Rd Ste 404 Bethesda, MD 20817


Dr. Richard L Gelfand has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

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

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Richard L Gelfand has the following 14 expertise

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


4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors (1)

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    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 (2018)

    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.


42 Years Experience

Georgetown University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1979

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More about Dr. Richard L Gelfand

Originally from New York, Richard Gelfand, MD received his undergraduate degree in 1975 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He continued his education at Georgetown University Medical School, where he graduated in 1979 as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. research projects and publications, Dr. Gelfand has performed Peer Review for the Maryland State Medical Society and is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee at Suburban Endoscopy Center. He is also active on the lecture circuit to both lay and professional audiences, including speaking to community groups and teaching Gastroenterology Board Review courses for other physicians. He has been recognized by his peers as a "Top Doctor" in Washingtonian magazine. Dr. Gelfand is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family. His other interests include tennis, basketball and coaching youth soccer.

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