Dr. Denise Ricketts, MD

Dr. Denise Ricketts, MD

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Dr. Denise Ricketts, MD is a family medicine specialist in Okeechobee, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. She specializes in family medicine.Read her story

Treasure Coast Medical Specialists

1713 US Highway 441 N Ste C

Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Ricketts' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Sepsis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sore Throat
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

"Dr Ricketts received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She completed her residency training at Memorial Health University program in Savannah, Georgia. Dr Ricketts is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She provides primary care to patients ages 7 and older."

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Ross
Medical School
2012
2007

Awards

Dr. Ricketts' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ricketts

4.5

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
84.21052631578948%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.526315789473685%
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  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Ricketts and staff provide excellent care!!!
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My son has serious health issues. We made an appointment to see her and on the day of the appointment, she cancelled because she was sick. We rescheduled for another appointment which was now a full month from the first time we scheduled. They called and cancelled the day of the appointment AGAIN calling out sick. I have never experienced this with a doctor and I will never make an appointment with them again. It’s always a Friday too. Very unprofessional and unreliable.
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Dr. Ricketts is wonderful. Listen to me as a patient. Staff is very helpful in scheduling appointments, setting up referrals, and taking down important information.
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I love Dr. Ricketts. Dr. RIcketts is thorough and handles issues immediately. However one of her staff members does not know how to treat her patients and told me one day " yall all want yalls narcotics" as if getting pain medication refills automatically makes you a drug addict or pill head. For this reason i dont recommend people to her office. No one wants to be made to feel as if they are a drug addict or have a problem because they suffer from chonic pain.
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Dr. Ricketts is very caring about her patients and takes the time with them to answer any questions patients may have regarding their health, medications, etc.
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Dr. Ricketts is the best. She always has the best concern for her patients. Her office staff are wonderful too. I recommend her to every person looking for a PCP/Family doctor.
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Just had a visit with her and wow, what a understanding doctor. If they had more doctors and such like her what a better plays this world would be. She was very through and asked question's and concerned. Wish I would've found her years ago. Super friendly staff even to us older people. They don't brush you off like you're bothering or annoying them. Just a great bunch of people. Thanks so much. Looking forward to future visits. Don't worry about any wait time as they and she are very through
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LOVE Dr. Ricketts. You can tell she is very passionate in what she does. Always takes the time to listen. Staff is AMAZING as well. You may have a little bit of a wait, but she very well worth it because she takes her time with EVERYONE (and sometimes we have to be considerate of others as well, because you never know what someone is going through).
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My experience was wonderful. When I needed to be seen for an emergency they fit me right in I was treated with great respect and professionalism would highly recommend to any one and I do let everyone one know if they need a excellent dr and a caring staff to go to that office
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I was in need of a Primary Care Physician and after countless online searches and several wrong encounters with clinics in the Okeechobee area I came across Dr Ricketts and scheduled an appointment. Dr Ricketts actually listened to my concerns and professionally dealt with my current medical issues. It is so refreshing to know and feel that your doctor cares about you as a person and that your life matters.
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I love Dr. Ricketts, she truly cares about her patients. Your not just a number in her office. Calling the office isn't the best, but they have 5 lines ringing constantly, so I don't get upset about it. I am so glad we have her in Okeechobee. They staff is always amazing too.
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Dr. Ricketts and her staff are the best, they don't make you feel like your being rushed or your just a patient of her's instead they treat you like family. A very nice environment. There is nothing negative to say about Dr. Denise RIcketts or her staff.
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I'm very pleased that I found Dr. Ricketts. She is a very caring person who treats you like you are her only patient.
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I found that Dr Ricketts is very personable, considerate in the feelings of her patients. She listens what the patient has to say and takes interest in how the patient describes her illness.Dr Ricketts doesn't push and lets the patients decide if the patient wants to take medication or try something else first and I think that is very important.
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I have been going to Dr. Ricketts for about 5 years and have always been happy with the level of service and care.
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Being from upstate NY my husband had a bad accident a year ago and is still in a wheelchair and we can't travel home. Dr. Ricketts has taken great care of both of us. Without a family doctor in Florida we were really stressed out for our care. Dr. Ricketts has been kind and compassionate with us this past year. I don't know what we would have done without her.
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Dr. Ricketts and staff are wonderful. I always get a same day appointment with great quality care. I highly recommend this office to everyone.
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Dr. Ricketts moved to Okeechobee office and this appointment was canceled last month. Had to mark the star section just to submit. The system should recognized when a patient changes doctors and the previous appt was canceled.
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Dr Ricketts was very down to earth and easy to talk to. Her manners and caring dispositon are excellent and I am very pleased to have her as our new family doctor.
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listens to you, responses and follow up is excellent
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Select HMO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
Worker's Compensation
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St. Lucie Medical Center

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Raulerson Hospital

Okeechobee, FL