Richard James Straker, Gastroenterologist

Richard James Straker

Gastroenterologist | Gastroenterology

623 Maitland Ave Suite 2200 Altamonte Springs FL, 32701



Richard James Straker II, MD, is an outstanding gastroenterologist working with Digestive Disease Consultants at their offices in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, and Oviedo, Florida. The practice offers patients and referring physicians in the greater Orlando area the highest quality in state-of-the-art care for digestive and liver disorders in a comfortable, safe and efficient environment. Dr. Straker is also affiliated with the Palm Endoscopy Center in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Dr. Straker received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1982. He then he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida and his residency in Gastroenterology. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Additionally, Dr. Straker maintains professional memberships with the American College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. For his accomplishments, he received a Top Doctor award in Orlando, Florida for a consecutive 14 years.

Education and Training

MD at the University of Toledo Medical Center (Medical College of Ohio)

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine- Gastroenterology

Provider Details

MaleEnglish 38 years of experience


  • Top Doctor in Orlando, Florida for 14 Years   


  • University of South Florida


  • University of South Florida

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Articles and Publications

  • 10+ Articles Published

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Attention to detail, truly loving what he does, feels honored to be a doctor to these patients.

Hobbies / Sports

  • Farming, Hunting

Favorite professional publications

  • Red Journal

Hospital Affiliations

  • Florida Hospital
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center

Richard James Straker's Practice location

623 Maitland Ave Suite 2200 -
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
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Patient Experience with Dr. Straker


Based on 19 reviews

Richard James Straker has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 19 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Gastroenterologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Linda

    Love Dr Straker

  • Sam

    Personable, efficient, knowledgeable

  • (5)

    Very personable

  • Juliana

    Dr. Stakes us the best and I trust him 100%

  • Chad


  • Steve

    Just needing drug refill, very efficient as always. Wish I didn't have to see him,but always one of the best doctors appointments. Scheduled for colonoscopy in October as well.

  • William

    Great visit

  • Betty

    Hi did a great job. Very friendly . Good bedside. Manner

  • Robert

    Good listener and down to earth. Thanks for caring!

  • Scott

    Polite, concerned, intelligent

  • Virginia kay

    Good job. Very personable

  • Pam

    I love this doc would not go to any other

  • Marguerite

    Very good impressed with the dr and office staff all very nice and helpful

  • Curtis


  • Bushra

    He's awesome!

  • Maryjane


  • Valeria

    So far has been more insightful than previous Doctor. Thank you!

  • (5)

    Good visit

  • (5)

    Very polite with excellent bed side manner. Very educated physician!

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