James H. Reichheld
Top Doctor

James H. Reichheld

Digestive Health Specialists; PC


Digestive Health Specialists; PC

Meetinghouse Road; Building 4
Chelmsford, MA

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Your digestive health is our life’s work. The doctors at Digestive Health Specialists are all Board Certified, University-trained Gastroenterologists with expertise in treating disorders of the intestine, liver, pancreas, and biliary system. Our doctors have been honored and distinguished and have trained at some of the very best academic medical centers in the country, enjoy specialized expertise and remain at the forefront of Gastroenterology.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

Dr. Reichheld has extensive experience in the treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diseases of the pancreas, bile ducts and liver, celiac disease, weight loss and nutrition, and general gastroenterology. Procedures include upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, general and advanced endoscopic procedures including ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), and other diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal procedures.

He serves as President of Digestive Health Specialists, and Medical Director of Northeast Endoscopy.

Awards or Certifications

Board Certified Gastroenterology
Board Certified Internal Medicine
Member American College of Gastroenterology, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Physicians,
Twenty Years of Service Lowell General Hospital.
Best of Boston 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

What's your background, education and training?

Dr. Reichheld majored in Biology at Williams College and began his study of Medicine at Cornell University Medical College in New York City. He completed his Internship and Residency at Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard in Boston, and Fellowship in Gastroenterology at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he developed expertise in the care of biliary, liver and pancreatic disorders, Crohn's Disease, and Ulcerative Colitis. He enjoys time with his wife of 25 years and his three children, trail running, and is (still!) learning to play acoustic guitar.

What is your typical process for working with a new patient?

Most of our patients have been with us for many years. We focus on listening to a patient's concerns, and understanding how that patient's unique situation affects their course and treatment. We provide expert care in the diagnosis and management of even the most complex gastrointestinal disorders.

What advice would you give a patient looking to find a provider in your specialty?

Find a physician with experience, a reputation for listening; and a love and passion for his or her daily work.

What inspired your passion for your profession?

Gastroenterology, all at once, requires and allows the study of a diverse array of disorders affecting people of different ages, from different backgrounds, and a variety of diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic approaches. As it involves the care of acute and also chronic conditions, gastroenterology provides a chance to dramatically improve our patients' lives - sometimes very quickly - and virtually always over the course of time.

What treatments are you most excited to offer?

Over the past two decades, our Gastroenterology practice has developed a thoughtful and very complete array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to fully treat most common and complex GI disorders. My particular passion is in the care of patients with both Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as the treatment of patients with disorders of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas.

What is the best reaction you’ve ever received from a patient?

One of the best reactions from a patient is always their confident referral of a family member or close friend. Joyful smiles and even tears at the finding of an excellent outcome are perhaps the very best reactions of all.

What makes your practice stand apart?

We are a dedicated group of GI physicians, passionate about our work, expertly trained, and committed to being at the forefront of Gastroenterology - caring for our patients within a community setting, outside the hustle of Boston.

How many years have you been in business?

Our practice was founded over 35 years ago, and Dr. Reichheld has been caring for patients at Digestive Health Specialists for just over 20 years.

Insurances Accepted

Most insurances are accepted; please contact our office with questions.


Top Doctor: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021


Primary Hospital: Lowell General Hospital
Secondary Hospital: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-Boston


Colon Cancer Screening; Colonoscopy; Celiac Dusease; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Inflammatory Bowel Diseae; ERCP; Hepatitis; Fatty liver; Cirrhosis; Gallstones; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatitis; GERD; Esophageal reflux disease; Gastritis; H pylori; Barrett's Esophagus; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Gastric Cancer; Esophageal Cancer; Nutrition