Dr. Edward Rico, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Edward Rico, MD
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.

Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center Endocrinology

727 E Court St

Paris, IL 61944

Contact Information

(217) 465-2606

Dr. Edward Rico, MD

Dr. Edward Rico, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Rico's Experience

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


  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kettering University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Illinois At Chicago / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Southern Illinois University At Edwardsville
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rico's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rico to family and friends
based on 13 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Rico's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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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Dr. Rico accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
    Platinum PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Rico has admitting privileges

Paris Community Hospital
721 E Court St
Paris, IL 61944
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