Capital Digestive Physician Paul Ricketts,MD

Paul Ricketts,MD

Biography

Dr. Paul Ricketts is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. He is proficient in all areas of gastroenterology. He views his relationship with his patients as a partnership, working together to help patients achieve optimal GI health by incorporating an individualized treatment plan with a holistic point of view. 

He has particular interest in the following conditions and procedures:  

  • General gastroenterology 
  • Colon cancer 
  • Irritable bowel disease 
  • GERD and other esophageal diseases 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Endoscopy and ERCP 

Dr. Ricketts earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, followed by his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL.  He completed residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL, before pursuing a gastroenterology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.  

My role is to be a partner with my patients to help them achieve optimal gut health. It all starts with listening to my patients. Often, I am able to make a diagnosis based on history alone,” Dr. Ricketts said. “In addition to medication, I also try to incorporate diet, exercise, and stress reduction to help my patients reach their gut health goals.” 

In addition to his gastroenterology practice, Dr. Ricketts serves as an assistant professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. 

When he is not at work, Dr. Ricketts enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He loves coaching his boys’ baseball and basketball teams, playing golf, running, playing the guitar, and watching all Notre Dame sports.  

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Office Locations

Special Areas of Interest

  • General gastroenterology 
  • Colon cancer 
  • Irritable bowel disease 
  • GERD and other esophageal diseases 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Endoscopy and ERCP 

    Education/Training

    Education/Training

    Medical Education 

    • Stritch School of Medicine / Maywood, IL / Doctor of Medicine 

    Residency 

    • University of Chicago Medical Center / Chicago, IL 

    Fellowship 

    • Gastroenterology / Loyola University Medical Center / Maywood, IL 

    Undergraduate Education 

    • University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN 

    Affiliations

    Member of

    • American Board of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology
    • American Board of Internal Medicine