Biography & Education

I enjoy interacting with patients, investigating their complaints and working with them to find solutions.
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Diseases
Education Background
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1972
Residency: University of Chicago, IL
  • English
Personal Interests
I spend my free time with my wife and three children. I particularly enjoy gardening for relaxation and a creative outlet. I am an avid sports fan and baseball card collector.

Care Locations

Minor & James Surgical Specialists, a Division of Proliance Surgeons – First Hill
515 Minor Ave.
Suite 200
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-576-3807
Minor & James Surgical Specialists, a Division of Proliance Surgeons – West Seattle
3400 California Ave. SW
Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98116
Fax 206-576-3807
Affiliated Facilities
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicare



March is Colon Cancer Prevention Month: What you should know about colon cancer

March 13, 2012
Colon cancer remains one of the most prevalent cancers in the US, affecting 1 in 18 Americans during an average lifetime. This year, more than 143,000 new cases and 51,000 deaths are expected (only lung cancer kills more women and men than colon cancer). Men and women are affected equally. Age is a major risk factor with dramatic increases in colon cancer after age 50. A family history of colon cancer is another major risk factor that accounts for approximately one third of all cases. A family history in a first degree relative (parent or sibling) portrays a lifetime risk of colon cancer of 10-33%. Colon cancer for the most part is a preventable disease. Incidence and death rates have been declining for the past 20 years because of increased use of screening tests and better treatments. However, only about 6 in 10 adults are up to date on getting screened for colon cancer. Most colon cancers arise from a preexisting noncancerous growth referred to as an adenomatous polyp. The hallmark of colon ...


Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Celiac Sprue Disease
  • Colon Cancer Dx
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer Dx


Patient Ratings and Comments
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4.8 out of 5 (72 Ratings, 11 Comments)


He seemed a little short that day compared to his usual self.
Swedish Patient

Dick Driscoll is an extremely compassionate and competent doctor. Would recommend him to anyone.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Driscoll is the best there is and feel very fortunate to have him handling my medical condition.
Swedish Patient

Always Great!!!
Swedish Patient

Good experience. Joy of my life to have a good person to help me!
Swedish Patient

Dr. D. is awesome!
Swedish Patient

Dr. Driscoll is EXCELLENT - listened to me & took time to talk to me.
Swedish Patient

One of the best ever.
Swedish Patient

Dr. Driscoll is a very good professional and smart man.
Swedish Patient

Minor and James is the best practice I have seen in Seattle in the past 17 years, hands down. Richard Driscoll saved my life and continues to treat me. It's all good to me.
Swedish Patient

My only concern is what other provider will be even half as good as Dr. Driscoll when he decides to "retire"!
Swedish Patient