Dr. Andrew F Ringel, MD
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Dr. Andrew F Ringel, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Emerald Coast Gastroenterology 417 Racetrack Rd NW Ste 2 Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 Get Directions


Dr. Andrew F Ringel, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Ringel is affiliated with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Sacred Heart Hospital On the Emerald Coast, North Okaloosa Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Destin, Fl |
One of the worst doctors I've seen since moving here. I wouldn't take my pet to this guy. I was worried about a condition I had and just wanted confirmation of what I had and how to treat it. He comes in barely says anything and acts like I'm wasting his time. I was hoping for an ACTUAL exam but I guess my issue was below his price point of caring. Was told by receptionist to just see PA next time and not the doctor. So if the receptionist says to avoid him that's also a bad sign.
in Destin, FL |
I highly recommend him. He was referred to me by a great primary care physician. When I arrived at the office, they were right on time with my appointment, and the office staff was very welcoming and helpful in every way. Anytime I needed results or had a question, they were very quickly to get back to me and all my questions were answered. They were very through with ordering all of the diagnostic testing,(very comprehensive) and my treatment was great! Competent and knowledgeable.
in Crestview, FL |
Dr. Ringel did my colonoscopy. I had a consultation in his office where I saw the PA. She was knowledgeable and helpful. Never saw the doctor. On the day of the colonoscopy, I wasn't even sure who my doctor was. He never introduced himself. After the procedure, he said he had removed a polyp and I didn't need to come back for three years. I had a call later from his office with the pathology results. He obviously doesn't want any contact with his patients. I will not be going back.
in Mary Esther, FL |
I wouldn't recommend this guy to my worst enemy. Worst Doctor I've ever dealt with. Rushed me out, didn't even pull up my chart or screenings, gave me a prescription for 20 pills that needs to be taken three times a day. Texting while in the room with me right in front of me. Totally rushed out and will never go back and I hope people don't have to go through what I did. Oh and he didn't even know he just did a procedure on me last month.
in Defuniak Springs, FL |
Never helped me with my abdominal pain. Never did stool tests and found out I had a nasty bacteria in my gut. Even though I was extremely weak, had chills, diarrhea and constant abdominal pain, he blew me off and gave me NOTHING. Wouldn't even sit down and answer my questions. Worst doctor ever I've seen.
in Ft Walton Bch , Fl |
PA did consultation for colonoscopy. For procedure Dr Ringel never introduced himself. The surgery center felt like an assembly line and I would have appreciated an introduction instead of a wave, leaving me wondering if he was the doctor. Did not explain what he found and why he was not able to retain a polyp, got this info from nurse. Asked nurse to find out what info meant on papers I received and Dr Ringel came back with very brief explanation and walked off, very impersonal.
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  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology
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  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of Miami / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Med University Sc

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Med University Sc

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Med University Sc

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Barium Enema
  • Biopsy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy