Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

117 Ratings

Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-7777
Department: 336-713-7777

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Duke University , 1988
  • M.S., Northwestern University , 1990
  • M.D., Washington University School of Medicine , 1994
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 1997
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, 2000


  • Am Coll Of Gastroenterology
  • Am Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

NPI Number

  • 1194700534
Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

117 Ratings

Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Research Interests

health services, research/outc, immunology/allergy/inflammatio

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7777 | Department: 336-713-7777

Recent Publications

Cristiano JA, Wilson J, Williford M, Miller DP, Bloomfeld RS. Colonoscopy findings following acute diverticulitis [abstract]. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014;79(5 Suppl):AB576.

Wilson J, Cristiano J, Williford M, Bloomfeld R. Colonoscopy after acute diverticulitis: what happens to those who don't adhere to guidelines? [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2014;109(Suppl 2):S212.

Wilson F, Bloomfeld RS. Human papillomavirus in inflammatory bowel disease: disease, prevention and future challenges. Pract Gastroenterol. 2013;37(10):18-23.

Bassaganya-Riera J, Hontecillas R, Horne WT, Sandridge M, Herfarth HH, Bloomfeld R, Isaacs KL. Conjugated linoleic acid modulates immune responses in patients with mild to moderately active Crohn's disease. Clin Nutr. 2012;31(5):721-727.

Wilson F, Bloomfeld R. Human papillomavirus vaccine compliance in inflammatory bowel disease patients in clinical practice [abstract]. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012;18(Suppl 1):S52.

Lynch S, Bloomfeld R. Infliximab level and antibody testing provides valuable clinical information [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011;106(Suppl 2):S466.

Carriere V, DiSantis D, Bloomfeld R. The evolution of small bowel imaging at a tertiary care medical center [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S78.

Gillis M, Craven D, Chilson T, Fowler J, Smith J, Bloomfeld R. Utilization of wound ostomy continence nurses at a tertiary care medical center [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S450.

Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Mott R, Waters G, Childs D, Leyendecker J. Preoperative magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) accurately identifies pathologic and surgically confirmed penetrating and obstructive complications of Crohn's disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010;105(Suppl 1):S422.

Kimberly JR, Phillips KC, Santago P, Perumpillichira J, Bechtold R, Pineau B, Vining D, Bloomfeld RS. Extracolonic findings at virtual colonoscopy: an important consideration in asymptomatic colorectal cancer screening. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(1):69-73.

Outlaw W, Fleischer A, Bloomfeld R. Lymphomatoid papulosis in a patient with Crohn's disease treated with infliximab [letter]. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009;15(7):965-966.

Shores NJ, Bloomfeld RS. Uvular necrosis after endoscopy. N Engl J Med. 2009;361(12):e20.

Leyendecker JR, Bloomfeld RS, DiSantis DJ, Waters GS, Mott R, Bechtold RE. MR enterography in the management of patients with Crohn disease. Radiographics. 2009;29(6):1827-1846.

Gallahan WC, Case D, Bloomfeld RS. An analysis of the placebo effect in Crohn's disease over time. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2009;31(1):102-107.

Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Leyendecker J, Waters G. An abscess in Crohn's disease identified by MR enterography that could not be diagnosed by CT scan [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009;104(Suppl 3):S357-S358.

Lynch S, Bloomfeld R, Leyendecker J. Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) provides valuable information in the assessment of Crohn's disease (CD) [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009;104(Suppl 3):S458.

Gallahan W, Jorizzo J, Bloomfeld R. Metastatic Crohn's disease: a rare cutaneous manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103(Suppl):S256-S257.

Gallahan W, Case D, Bloomfeld R. Placebo is becoming more effective in Crohn's disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008;103(Suppl):S420-S421.

Crowder S, Bloomfeld R. Crohn's disease diagnosed by capsule endoscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;949(Suppl 2):S467.

Outlaw W, Fleischer A, Bloomfeld R. Development of lymphomatoid papulosis in a patient with Crohn's disease treated with infliximab--a case report [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102(Suppl 2):S308.

Outlaw W, Boaz A, Bloomfeld R. A pilot study of the effects of dietary soy supplementation on Crohn's disease [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2007;102(Suppl 2):S478.

Bloomfeld RS. Are COX-2 inhibitors safe for anyone?. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2006;12(9):922-923.

Sands BE, Kilgore KM, Bloomfeld RS, Sandborn WJ. Variation in severity assessment and initial mesalamine dose selection for ulcerative colitis in community practice. J Clin Gastroentrol. 2006;40(7):587-591.

Kimberly J, Bloomfeld R, Pineau B, Phillips K, Bechtold B, Vining D, Santago P. Evaluation of extra-colonic findings from virtual colonoscopy will add considerable cost: an important consideration in asymptomatic colorectal cancer screening [abstract]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006;101(9 Suppl):S552.

Bloomfeld RS, Bickston SJ, Levine ME, Carroll S. Thiopurine methyltransferase activity is correlated with azathioprine metabolite levels in patients with inflammatory bowel disease in clinical gastroenterology practice. J Appl Res. 2006;6(4):282-287.

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Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.

Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.

Associate Professor, Gastroenterology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.117 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP spoke using clear language
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Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


This care provider is excellent.


Great experience!


*Dr. Bloomfield is a good guy and a great DOCTOR. I wouldn't say it unless I meant it!


I am very confident that I get the best care available.




Dr. Bloomfeld is a wonderful provider who takes his time and does not rush the appointment. He takes the time to listen and answer my questions and always addresses all of my concerns.


*Dr. Bloomfeld explains things on a level I can understand.




Great doctor & staff.


He explained everything clearly & listened to me well.


Very good & pleasant.


Excellent doctors!!


Excellent provider, very knowledgeable in my history with Crohns!


Very good.


*Dr. Bloomfield is always professional & caring and explain things in easy to understand ways.


Dr. Bloomfeld never rushes me during my visits. He takes great pains to make sure he understands my concerns, discuss workable treatments, and records this information to rely on for my next visit. I truly appreciate the time he spends with me, especially knowing he has a complex schedule. He also finds ways to see me 'outside' his regular schedule to accommodate my odd schedule. I rarely find a physician that will do this. I highly recommend Dr. Bloomfeld to others. Just wish he had more assistants or a scribe to help him with the EHR..... his time is better spent talking with me (patients), than having to navigate a complicated electronic medical record system.




No bedside manner, but I do believe he has lots of knowledge, but I just don't feel comfortable w/asking questions.


Excellent experience! I would have like more time to discuss food and nutrition for patients with Crohns.

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