P. Frederick Duckworth Jr., MD, a Gastroenterologist with Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc.

Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. P. Frederick Duckworth Jr., who serves patients in Richmond, Virginia.

Dr. Duckworth Jr. is a highly trained gastroenterologist at Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. in Richmond, Virginia. 

Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. offers comprehensive gastrointestinal care throughout Central Virginia. The aim is to effectively treat digestive illness so that patients can get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible.

A native Virginian hailing from Lynchburg, Dr. Duckworth Jr. completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of North Carolina in 1980 and his medical degree at the University of Virginia in 1984. His postdoctoral training consisted of an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital, where he served as chief resident from 1987 until 1988. Then, 

Remaining at the same institution, he served as a Trainee at the National Institutes of Health, Division of Gastroenterology from 1988 until 1989. Then, he completed his fellowship in gastroenterology, serving as Chief Fellow/Clinical Instructor in Gastroenterology from 1990 until 1991 before joining Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc. in July of 1992.

Subsequent to his education, Dr. Ducksworth Jr. attained board certification in internal medicine and gastroenterology through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

From 1994 to the present, Dr. Duckworth has served as the Chief of Endoscopy at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center. He has also done committee work with the hospital – laser, clinical practice, and physicians advisory. In addition, he has been very active in the Virginia Gastroenterology Society, serving as the annual Course Co-Director in 2002, Secretary 2003-2005, Treasurer 2005-2007, President 2007-2009, past President 2009-2011, and still serves on the Board of Directors.

Holding membership status with a number of professional and honor societies, he is an active member of the Medical Society of Virginia, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association (Trainee Member), the American College of Gastroenterology (Trainee Member), the Virginia Gastroenterological Society, and the American Medical Association.

In addition to having conducted a number of invited lectures, presentations, abstracts, and publications, Dr. Duckworth Jr’s committee services experience at the Medical College of Virginia includes: Department of Internal Medicine, Committee for Tenure and Promotion (1987 & 1989); Residency Review Committee (1987-1988); Committee for Enhancement of Clinical Practice, Division of Gastroenterology (1991-1992); Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Activities Committee (1991-1992); and Associated Physicians, Audit Committee (1991-1992). His national service includes: Volunteer Physicians Investigator, American Cancer Society (1991-1992).

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

Among Dr. Duckworth Jr’s various awards and honors include: Outstanding Intern Award, Medical College of Virginia; Finalist for Bowman Scholarship for outstanding achievement in the clinical years, University of Virginia School of Medicine; John Motley Morehead Scholar, University of North Carolina; Outstanding Senior in American Studies, University of North Carolina; Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2017); Patients’ Choice Award (2017, 2018); and On-Time Doctor Award (2017, 2018).

On a more personal note, he and his wife, Kathy, have three children. They are very active in community life at their church, Christ Church Episcopal. Dr. Duckworth Jr. has previously served as an Assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 747 at Gayton Baptist Church. He enjoys fishing and woodworking in his spare time.

Learn More about Dr. P. Frederick Duckworth Jr.:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3086357-P-Frederick-Duckworth-Jr-Gastroenterologist or through Gastrointestinal Specialists, Inc., https://www.gastrova.com/about-gsi/physicians-staff/p-frederick-duckworth-jr-md/ 

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