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Dr. James Fitzgerald, MD

Colorectal Surgeon

Professional statement

James Fitzgerald is a concerned and compassionate colorectal surgeon serving the communities of Washington, DC and Southern Maryland. He attended Georgetown University, where he received his medical degree, and completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut.He further continues his studies by completing a residency in general surgery as well as a fellowship in surgical critical care at the very same institution. After this, he completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Fitzgerald is a part of the MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program and is board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery specializing in Surgical Critical Care. He is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Fitzgerald is devoted to ensuring the longevity of his patients’ health and developing long-lasting relationships with them. He takes his time to understand symptoms and give correct diagnoses to ensure the continued health of all his patients.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth Caritas

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgeon

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Hospital affiliations

  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care (Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Georgetown University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Connecticut Health Center (Residency)
  • University of Connecticut (Residency)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • University of Connecticut (Fellowship)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1528005261

Office locations

MWHC Colorectal Surgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

106 Irving St. NW, Physicians Office Building Suite 2100N

Washington, DC 20010

MWHC Colorectal Surgery

1133 21st St. NW, Building 2

Washington, DC 20036

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He was calming, explained everything well, and made me feel comfortable.
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Doctor Fitzgerald and his staff were very professional and caring. Dr. Fitzgerald is a great doctor with great bedside manner. He spent a lot of time examining me and explaining my condition to me. He has a pleasant demeanor.
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I was seen by a nurse promptly after I submitted my paperwork (15 minutes before my 11:30 appointment), and was then screened by a medical student/resident at 11:30 (my appointment time). I then saw Dr. Fitzgerald a few minutes after and thought his bedside manner was excellent.
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It was easy to book my appt online. The office staff was efficient and helpful, the nurse was great and i was seen right away. Dr. Fitzgerald took as much time with me as needed to answer my questions. Very satisfied with this first visit.
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The staff was professional and attentive. They made sure they got all the information they needed from me by asking all the right questions. I felt like I was valued.
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