Dr. Akgun Ince, MD

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Rheumatology

Dr. Akgun Ince, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ince has extensive experience in Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. He graduated from U Istanbul Fac Med in 1989. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis. His office is not accepting new patients.

Dr. Akgun Ince, MD

Arthritis Consultants Inc.

522 N New Ballas Rd Ste 240 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

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Osteoporosis
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Ince is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis
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Check Dr. Ince's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Ince's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Ince's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ince

3.1

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
45.23809523809524%
(19)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
38.095238095238095%
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I would not recommend him to anyone. I made an appointment to see him for some new symptoms I was having. I asked for blood work to check my thyroid as I have a family history of thyroid disease and had textbook symptoms of hyperthyroidism. He flat out told me no it definitely wasn't my thyroid but my autoimmune issues we already knew about flaring up. There was nothing he could do for me if I wouldn't take meds which I had already said I didn't want to do. He absolutely refused to listen to anything I had to say or answer any questions I had.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 21, 2022
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I am a new patient and I was nervous for my appointment because it is my first time seeing rheumatologist and some of the reviews are not good. But Dr. Ince was very kind to me and asked me questions and seemed like he really wanted to figure out why I am in pain.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 17, 2021
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I have been a patient with Dr. Ince for years. Since I was running approximately behind for a recent appointment, the office was called to inform them. The attendant informed me that they would not be able to accommodate the appointment although I was en-route. Apparently, there is no grace period there. However, over the years, I have waited and accommodated them as needed. I have also accommodated Dr. Ince's five (5) minutes he spends in the room with you, as he always seems rushed and wants to move on to the next patient. It seems as if patients are run through the office to get numbers. Not sure what is going on there, but I would not recommend this doctor. I switched to another doctor with a good beside manner that does not mind answering questions and does not rush through appointments as I have encountered here.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Dissappoined An Moving One – Jun 28, 2021
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I wish I would have listened to the previous comment he is not polite spent 5 minutes with him he is not a caring doctor I will never go to his office again
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
7 people found this helpful
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Sharon Taylor – Nov 03, 2020
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We would never recommend Dr. Ince to anyone. He was rude and even after his office was called within 30 minutes after the appointment to cancel any processing of blood work he ran it anyway. This was a horrible experience.
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Jul 26, 2020
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waited 6 weeks to find out what type of auto immune disease I have, filled out reams of paperwork, took me 45 minutes to find this dinky office and basically blew me off after only 10 minutes when I was told to plan on a 2 hour visit. Will never recommend him, will not follow up with him ever!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Oct 19, 2019
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BAck when he was a young doctor, he was fabulous...the best! When he moved, I lost track of him, & was thrilled when about 8 years ago I found him! I made an appointment and was SO DISAPPOINTED! He spent a few, rushed minutes with me. Prescribed a nerve test (why?). Dr. Ince has become one of the WORST doctors I've ever seen! What a pity! DON'T GO TO HIM! WASTE OF TIME and NO GOOD RESULTS!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Nerine in Oakville – Jan 13, 2019
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I would highly recommend Dr. Ince and his staff I have been a patient for over 12 years and from day 1 have been treated with respect and compassion. Some remarks are negative and all I can say to that is, make your own choice and judge for yourself. Dr. Ince is caring and does look at all those forms they make you fill out so he knows whats going on before coming in the room. Can't say enough about this great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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DMM – May 25, 2018
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Dr. Ince and his staff are so kind! Dr. Ince takes the time to explain his diagnosis and plan of care. Hie office staff do a wonderful job, as well. Thanks so much!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Freeburg, IL – Nov 02, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr Ince for a few years now and find him to be very pleasant, straight with me when I ask questions about the RA I have. When I first saw him (after being treated by a less then qualified MD) Dr Ince took the time to work with me to find the best medication and amount of medications that works to keep the arthritis under control. I have never had him treat me poorly and he himself has called me to answer my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Carla in St Louis – Apr 27, 2017
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I saw this man over a year ago for my RA and Sjogren's and he was dismissive and uncaring. I told him i had tried a multitude of medicine's which the side effects are far worse than the pain experienced (ie hospitalization due to ulcer)... he said i was wasting my time because he "prescribes medicine" and that is all. Waste of time, money and energy. I will never recommend him to anyone to see unless they already know what works for them in treatment.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Grace W in St Louis, MO – Jan 10, 2017
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Absolutely the worst doctor I have ever met. Gave me very little time and dismissed my illness as if not important enough to see him. DO NOT under any circumstances see this doctor, Waste of your time and money. Staff will not return calls or reply to messages that are left for them. Most unprofessional group in dealing with the public.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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DJS in Fenton, MO – Nov 03, 2016
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I've had a very positive experience with Dr. Ince as my Rheumatologist. Dr. Ince accurately diagnosed my Psoriatic Arthritis and worked with me to find the right medicine to treat my condition. I was practically disabled when I first saw Dr. Ince. Almost three years later, I am symptom-free using Enbrel weekly as prescribed by Dr. Ince. Arthritis is a very complicated disease that is not easy to treat. But with Dr. Ince's help, I'm able to do everything I could do before the disease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Stephen Farlow in St Louis, MO – Nov 03, 2016
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Bizarre and aloof attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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tmiller in creve coeur mo – Sep 29, 2016
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Dr. Ince was pleasant in my initial appointment but became more impatient and rushed in subsequent appointments. He seemed more concerned if I was five minutes late than how my health was. He does not take the time to explain what is going on and options available for treatment. He resented when I suggested that I should have an xray and, when I insisted, he would not let me have it done at the office where there's an xray. He holds grudges if you ask questions. Poor interpersonal skills.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Patient in Pain in St. Louis, MO – Sep 24, 2016
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Dismissed me when he saw I had fibro even though I was there to see him for extensive osteoarthritis from head to toe. Would not EVEN look at my X-rays. Very arrogant and uncaring. I cried all the way to my car. It cost me $90 (out of my pocket) to be treated like crap. Mi would not recommend him to a flea.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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J. Mitchelle in St Louis, MO – Aug 24, 2016
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During my visits, the receptionist, assistant who took vitals, and other staff were brusque and not at all pleasant. Dr. Ince usually spent a minimum amount of time with me, leaving before I had a chance to ask questions. When I tried to get results of tests, I had to call several times before I finally got to talk to the doctor, and he simply sent me to another specialist telling me it was urgent but not explaining anything. He may know what he is doing, but the patient experience is poor.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
17 people found this helpful
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JM in St Louis, MO – Mar 01, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Akgun Ince, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Ince has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1998
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1996
Saint Louis University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1989
U Istanbul Fac Med
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Turkish

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What are Dr. Akgun Ince, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ince frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Ince specializes.

Where is Dr. Akgun Ince, MD's office located?

Dr. Ince's office is located at 522 N New Ballas Rd Ste 240, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ince speaks Turkish and English. View profile to see all.

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Practice

Arthritis Consultants Inc.522 N New Ballas Rd Ste 240 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)