Practice Philosophy

Dr. Chodos' practice philosophy is to take a careful, detailed history from each patient so they understand the issues at hand. They then proceed in a logical step-by-step fashion to try and solve or deal with the problem with a careful diagnostic evaluation and then treatment once the diagnosis is clear.

"Careful explanations of his thinking and options along the way is a hallmark of his style."

Dr. Joel Chodos


1975, AB degree. COLUMBIA COLLEGE, NY, Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Major Biochemistry.

1979, MD degree. COLUMBIA COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, NY. Top 15% of class, Member honor society Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Medical Training

1979-1982 Medical Residency: Mt Sinai Hospital, NY. Major US teaching hospital. 3 years Internal Medicine training.

1982-1985 Gastroenterology Fellowship: Montefiore Medical Center (part of Albert Einstein College of Medicine) 2 years intense clinical training in gastroenterology under the noted Dr. Leslie Bernstein and Dr. Lawrence Brandt, program directors.

Board Certification

American Board Internal Medicine, 1982
American Board Gastroenterology subspecialty, 1985
Diplomate, National Board Medical Examiners, 1980


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Phi Beta Kappa.
Voted to Delaware Today's Top Docs List in 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Insurances accepted by our Practice

  • Commercial insurances (indemnity plans)
  • Blue Cross & Highmark
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Medicaid (Highmark Health Options Only)
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*Not participating with AmeriHealth, United Health Care, Devon or Cigna HMO.