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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

123 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

4.8 out of 5

123 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.

Gibbs WB, Bloomfeld RS. Endoscopic deployment of video capsule endoscopy: does it guarantee a complete examination of the small bowel?. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012;76(4):905-909.

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

4.8 out of 5

Richard Seth Bloomfeld, M.D.123 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

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.


Best explanation possible for patient w/severe mental illness w/severe Crohns.


Always treated with respect and feel confident in the care and advice given,


Received good guidance.


Dr. Bloomfeld has given me information about my condition that no other GI doctor has ever given me. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease for 15 years and I have found more about issues concerning this disease from Dr. Bloomfeld than I have in the past 15 years from any other GI. It is nice to have a doctor that takes care ofor me the way he does. He is an excellent doctor who does his job with sincerity and expertise. I have no concerns about him in anyway.


This was my first visit with Dr. Bloomfeld. He told me that he would try to get with a radiologist to look at my CT Scan from another hospital. He personally called me back within 5 hours of my appoint to let me know that this had been done and to talk about what they found. I was so impressed. There are not many doctors that take the time to call you personally.


The doctor spent a lot of time talking to me to get information.


Experience was entirely positive. Would highly recommend Dr. Bloomfeld and his staff.


Dr. Bloomfeld has been my Crohn's Disease doctor for over 10 years and I wouldn't want any body else! He is a very kind and considerate person and an excellent doctor!


*Dr. Bloomfeld is the best. Easy to discuss concerns with & I feel confident in his recommendations.


very nice Dr and he also had his boss come in. great to get two opinions.


All good


*Dr. Bloomfeld is an outstanding doctor. I can't say enough nice things about him. Every physician should be as caring & thorough as *Dr. Bloomfeld.


*Dr. Bloomfeld is the standard by which all physicians should be measured! Complete dedication to his patients and their care. EXCELLENT!


Dr. Bloomfeld has a very calming and caring nature about him. He puts me at ease in an often very embarrassing medical problem. Thank you.


*Dr. Bloomfeld is first class.


A very good provider.


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.



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