About Dr Raymond

Career Objectives

I practice outpatient clinical gastroenterology, and I speak, broadcast, and write on patient partnerships in medicine, demystifying the science of medicine and promoting ownership of one’s own health, and on re-igniting health professionals’ passion for our medical careers.

Formal Education

College: The College of William and Mary in Virginia, Williamsburg VA 23185. BS Chemistry; Charter Member- Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society.  August 1978- May 1982.

Medical School: Medical College of Virginia, MCV Station, Richmond VA 23298.  Stephen M. Ayres, M.D., Dean. August 1982-May 1986.

Internship and Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1211 22nd Avenue S., Nashville TN 37232-7343.  John A. Oates, M.D., Chairman; John M. Leonard, M.D., Program Director; Categorical Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, PGY 1-3. July 1986-June 1989.

Gastroenterology Fellowship: Division of Digestive Diseases, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson MS 39216-4505. James L. Achord, M.D. Chairman. PGY 4 July 1989-June 1990.

Division of Gastroenterology, Medical College of Virginia, Box 711 MCV Station, Richmond VA  23298-0711. Z. Reno Vlahcevic, M.D. Chairman; Alvin Zfass, M.D., Director of Endoscopy. PGY 5-6, July 1990-June 1992.

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, July 1992-present


Raymond PL. Colonoscopy. It's Not A Party Until Somebody Loses Their Pants! Carthage Publications 2015

Raymond PL, Beaver M. Acid Reflux Diet and Cookbook for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 2014

Raymond PL. Colonoscopy Is A Gas! Carthage Publications 2009

Raymond PL. "Colonoscopy: Look Within", in Fifty Things to Do When You Turn Fifty, editor Gordon D.  2005

Raymond PL. Colonoscopy: It’ll Crack u Up! Carthage Publications 2004

Raymond PL. “Strong Medicine”, in Chicken Soup For the Caregivers Soul. Canfield, Hansen, Thieman 2004

Raymond PL, Raymond RA. Don’t Jettison Medicine! Resuscitate your Passion For The Career You Loved. Carthage Publications 2003.


Quintessential Quinoa

Voracious Vegetables

Published Reports

Raymond PL, Gibler WB. Detection of Colovesical Fistula in the Emergency Department: Report of a Case. Amer J Emer Med 1989 Mar;7(2):191-195.

Raymond PL. The Ubiquitous Umbilicus. What it Can Reveal About Intra-Abdominal Disease. Postgrad Med 1990 Feb 1;87(2):175-6, 179-81.

Raymond PL. Esophageal Cancer Mimicking Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung: Presentation with Positive Sputum Cytology (letter).  Am J Gastro 1990 Mar;85(3):325.

Raymond PL, Skelton DS, Hsu HSH. Young Patients with Colorectal Cancer: The University of Mississippi Medical Center Experience 1970-1990. Jou Mississippi State Medical Assoc 1991 Aug:301-307, Abstract Amer J Gastro 1990 Sept;85(9):1283(272).

Raymond, PL. Mallory Weiss Tear Associated with Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Lavage (letter). Gastrointestinal Endoscop 1991 May/June;37(3):410-411. Gastrointestinal Endoscop 1991 Nov/Dec;37(6):652.

Raymond PL, Balaa MA. Diplopia and Diarrhea: Ileal Carcinoid Metastatic to the Central Nervous System. Am J Gastro 1992 Feb;87(2):240-3.

Shiffman ML, Fisher RA, Luketic VA, Sanyal AJ, Purdum PP, Raymond PL, et al. Hepatic Lidocaine Metabolism is Useful in Assessing the Risk for Developing Complications of Chronic Liver Disease  and to Prioritize Patients Awaiting Hepatic Transplantation. (Abstract).  American Society of Transplant Surgeons, January 1992.

Raymond PL, Albertson CS, Brown G, et al. Colonoscopy Preparation Tolerance and Efficacy: Polyethylene Glycol Lavage Solution Verses Phospho-Soda Laxative or Avatar 2100 PIEE (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1992;87(9):352.

Raymond PL, Shiffman ML, Luketic VA. Natural History of Chronic Hepatitis C: Risk Behavior, Demographics, and Time to Cirrhosis. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1992;87(9):260. Presented in Poster Session, ACG Annual Meeting, 1992, Miami.

Shiffman ML, Fisher RA, Luketic VA, Sanyal AJ,  Edinboro LE, Purdum PP, Raymond PL, et al. Hepatic Lidocaine Metabolism and Complications of Cirrhosis. Implications for Assessing Patient Priority for Hepatic  Transplantation. Transplantation  1993;55(4):830-835.

Arlow FL, Raymond PL et al. Formal Leave Policies and Gender Distribution in Gastroenterology Training Programs. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1993; 88(9):1587. Presented in Oral Session, ACG Annual Meeting 1993, New York.

Raymond PL. Chronic Liver Disease and Its Effect on Fertility and Pregnancy, from monograph “Gastrointestinal Disorders During Pregnancy”, published by American College of Gastroenterology, Sept 1994.

Ali A, Dandalides SM, Raymond PL. Percutaneous Endoscopic Cecostomy: A Modified Approach for Long Term Use. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1994;89(9):1746

Raymond PL, Cooper KC, David MD. Dignity Preserving Garments and Colonoscopy: Reduction of Anesthesia Risk? . (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1994;89(9):1745.

Arlow FL, Croitoro R,  Raymond PL et al. Similarities and Differences in Background and Career Choices of Male and Female Gastroenterology Trainees. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1995;90(9):460..

Raymond PL. Chapter 14:  Pathophysiology of Functional Bowel Disorders (pp219-227), from Pathophysiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract,  Suzanne Rose MD, Editor, Fence Creek Publishing LLC. Madison CT, 1998.

Arlow FL, Raymond PL, Croitoro R et al. New Graduates in Gastroenterology May Need Education in “Business “ Matters as Well as Endoscopy. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1996 Sep;91(9):390A.

Arlow FL, Raymond PL, Croitoro R et al..Despite Pressures to Join Managed Care, the Majority of 1993 Gastroenterology Graduates Have Entered Private Practice. Amer J Gastro 1997 Sep; 92(9):289A.

Raymond PL. How to Talk to Your Doctor- The Doctor’s Perspective. IFFGD Journal 1998, Reprinted as Guest Editorial in Practical Gastroenterology

Raymond PL, Crowe CA, David MB. GI NURSING RISKS:Poor Compliance with Radiation Safety (RS), Blood/Body Fluid Exposure (BBF) without HBV Immunity Verification, Sclerosant Injury without Face/Eye Protection (FEP): Room for Improvement. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1998;93(9):A523.

Arlow FA, Raymond PL, Rybicki B. 1995 Gastroenterology Graduates Continue to Enter Private Practice in Large Numbers, Similar to 1993 Grads. (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1998;93(9):A219.

Raymond PL, Williams M, Dandalides SM, Gamsey AJ, Kreger DL. Novel Colonoscopy Preps with Fleet Phosphosoda Laxative are Effective, Taste Good, with Good Patient Tolerance: Preliminary Results (Abstract). Amer J Gastro 1999; 94(9): 428(A).

Raymond PL, Richards RD. Two Alternative Phospho-Soda Prep Methods: Improved Palatability and Acceptance [Abstract] Am J Gastro, 95: 9: 2549.

Arlow FA, Raymond PL, Karlstadt RG, et al. Gastroenterology Training and Career Choices: A Prospective Longitudinal Study of the Impact of Gender and of Managed Care. Amer J Gastro 2002 97(2): 459-469.

Sastri SV, Arlow FA, Raymond PL. Gender Differences in the Practice of Gastroenterology. A Three-Year Follow Up Study. Publication pending Amer J Gastro.

Sastri SV, Raymond PL,  Arlow FA. Do Female Gastroenterologists Earn as Much As Male Gastroenterologists? Am J Gastro 97: 9 (Supplement 0): S244-S245

Sastri SV, Arlow FA, Raymond PL et al. Hiring an associate? A report card on the career performance of male vs female gastroenterologists! [Abstract] Am J Gastro, 98: 9 (Supplement 0): S232-S233

Sastri SV, Arlow FA, Raymond PL et al. Gross income of gastroenterologists in the initial five years of their practice: academic vs non-academic? Males vs females? [Abstract] Am J Gastro, 98: 9 (Supplement 0): S232

Raymond P. Bye-bye benzocaine? Nursing. 2003 Jul;33(7):10.

Sastri SV, Burke CA, Jacobsen G et al. Gender Disparity in Gastroenterology: The First Five Years of a Career. Am J Gastroenterol. 2005 Feb;100(2):259-64.

Scott SR, Raymond PL, Thompson WO, Galt DJ. Efficacy and tolerance of sodium phosphates oral solution after diet liberalization. Gastroenterol Nurs. 2005 Mar-Apr;28(2):133-9.