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Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male

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I'm excited about returning to practice medicine in the Wabash Valley region of East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana, which like many areas of the country is underserved by Endocrinology health professionals, especially with regard to pediatric patients. I'm passionate about providing support of a broad range of Endocrine issues including diabetes, thyroid, hypogonadism and osteoporosis as well as less common issues involving the hypothalamic-pituitary axis by working closely with other physicians in the community to ensure coordinated and effective patient care. With over 20 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility within Engineering and Manufacturing organizations prior to pursuing a career in Medicine, I have developed a focus on applying a disciplined, logical problem-solving process as the foundation of patient care for a diverse range of Endocrine management issues in support of patients age 5 and older as well as a deep appreciation of the benefits of evaluating my activities on a daily basis to confirm their value with regard to contributing to the effective management of your health. I refuse to operate a "revolving door" practice with the goal of maximizing practice revenue at the expense of minimizing appropriate patient care, which may look great on an Excel spreadsheet but contributes little to achieving meaningful outcomes for complex health issues faced by patients. I am committed to applying accepted evidence-based medicine practices in accordance with clinical practice guidelines developed by governing organizations such as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Let me know how my staff and I can help you to achieve your health care goals.

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based on 13 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Rico's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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I think some of the problems I'm having are related to my thyroid, but he seemed disinterested. He seemed rushed and in a hurry to go on to the next patient.
in Farmersburg, IN |
Dr. Rico was my Endocrinologist in Terre Haute, IN and I absolutely loved him. He is very thorough and very caring. It made me very sad when he left Terre Haute. Everyone there should be thankful and appreciative that he is there. Wonderful doctor!! Although I am no longer his patient I will always remember what a great doctor he is.
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I'm excited about returning to practice medicine in the Wabash Valley region of East Central Illinois and West Central Indiana, which like many areas of the country is underserved by Endocrinology health professionals, especially with regard to pediatric patients. I'm passionate about providing support of a broad range of Endocrine issues including diabetes, thyroid, hypogonadism and osteoporosis as well as less common issues involving the hypothalamic-pituitary axis  by working closely with other physicians in the community to ensure coordinated and effective patient care. With over 20 years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility within Engineering and Manufacturing organizations prior to pursuing a career in Medicine, I have developed a focus on applying a disciplined, logical problem-solving process as the foundation of patient care for a diverse range of Endocrine management issues in support of patients age 5 and older as well as a deep appreciation of the benefits of evaluating my activities on a daily basis to confirm their value with regard to contributing to the effective management of your health. I refuse to operate a "revolving door" practice with the goal of maximizing practice revenue at the expense of minimizing appropriate patient care, which may look great on an Excel spreadsheet but contributes little to achieving meaningful outcomes for complex health issues faced by patients.  I am committed to applying accepted evidence-based medicine practices in accordance with clinical practice guidelines developed by governing organizations such as the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, the American Diabetes Association, the Endocrine Society and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Let me know how my staff and I can help you to achieve your health care goals.

Dr. Rico's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Proteinuria
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2007

  • Internship Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Rush University Medical Center

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    Kettering University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Other Education
    Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Density Scan
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Immunization
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Examination