Care Philosophy

After 25 years in practice, I have come to understand that the two most important attributes of a quality physician are to listen to your patients, and to know when you have reached the limits of your expertise. When you come to see me, I will listen to you carefully. I will explain to you, in terms you can understand, what I believe is causing your problem and how we can treat it. I will take as much time as needed for your visit, as each patient’s issues demands an individualized approach. My focus will be on you, not inputting data into my computer during your appointment. I will exhaust all resources to find a solution to your problem. Finally, I will advise you if other health care professionals should be consulted for your overall care. This is my philosophy of patient care and this is what my patients can expect.

About Richard I. Andorsky, MD


Dr. Richard Andorsky is a board-certified gastroenterologist and treats all digestive diseases.


Fast Track Colonoscopy
Skip the initial office visit with a Fast Track Screening Colonoscopy for colon cancer. Qualifying patients are able to make just one visit to our endoscopy center for their procedure. To request a Fast Track Colonoscopy, fill out and submit paperwork online: Fast Track Online Form

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Disease
  • Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • ERCP & Stents

Office Locations

Primary Location

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10710 Charter Dr.
Suite 110
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone: 410-992-9797
Fax: 410-730-0942

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



George Washington University School of Medicine


Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Brooke Army Medical Center

Professional Highlights


Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Awards & Recognitions

  • US News and World Report – Top Gastroenterologist
  • Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal, Operation Desert Storm – US Army