Dr. Edward Rippel, MD

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Dr. Edward Rippel, MD
Dr. Edward Rippel is a Board Certified Internist providing care to the Hamden/greater New Haven, CT community since 1993. A graduate of New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY, Dr. Rippel was an intern at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and a resident at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, NJ. Prior to coming to Hamden, Dr. Edward Rippel was an Attending Physician with the U.S. Public Health Service, at locations as diverse as Littleton, Colorado and Spanish Harlem. In 1993, Dr. Rippel joined the largest Primary Care group in the Hamden community, where he practiced until January 1999, when the practice was dissolved by its owners. Immediately following, he started his own practice, Quinnipiac Internal Medicine, P.C. In the summer of 2009, Dr. Rippel was given national recognition for the period August 2009-August 2012 by NCQA, the National Committee on Quality Assurance, for superior care in Diabetes, followed by Recognition in their Heart/Stroke Recognition Program in 2010. In 2011, Dr, Edward Rippel became Connecticut's first solo provider to be recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home. On the heels of this achievement, Dr. Rippel was named Physician of the Year by Business New Haven/New Haven Magazine. In 2015, Dr. Rippel was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. For several years, Dr. Rippel has been on the Faculty of Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, providing supervision and education to medical students at the Yale Primary Care Center. Being fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian, Dr. Rippel provides care to non—English speaking patients in their native language, offering them a higher level of comfort.

1952 Whitney Ave

Hamden, CT 06517

Contact Information

(203) 287-7500

Dr. Edward Rippel, MD

Dr. Edward Rippel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Edward Rippel utilizes state of the art technology to provide comprehensive primary care in a warm caring environment. Patients are treated as individuals, and care plans include the most current national guidelines as well as patient preferences.
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Dr. Rippel's Experience

Dr. Rippel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Acne
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis Due to Pollen
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Angioedema
  • Anxiety
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Arthritis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Boil
  • Bone Loss
  • Breathing Disorders
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cat Scratch Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Clotting and Bleeding Disorders
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Cystitis
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Infection
  • Elbow Pain
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Essential Tremor
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eye Disease
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hand Pain
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Icterus
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Impetigo
  • Infections
  • Insomnia
  • Insulin Resistance Syndrome
  • Intermittent Claudication
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jock Itch
  • Kidney Disease
  • Knee Pain
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Leukemia
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mononucleosis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Panic Attack
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Phlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Strep Throat
  • Streptococcal Infections
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Varicella Zoster
  • Weight Loss
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Immunization
  • International Travel Prophylactic Medication
  • International Travel Vaccination
  • Physical Examination
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Preventive Care
  • Spirometry
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • New York University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Morristown Meml Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rippel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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Dr. Rippel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rippel to family and friends
based on 73 total reviews (20 with comments)
Dr. Rippel's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (20)
in Stratford, CT |
Dr Rippel and his staff at Quinnipiac Internal Medicine are the best! I never feel rushed and I always feel heard with Dr Rippel. He is a patient listener and he is willing to spend time in answering my questions. I had recently moved to a town a bit further away but I would rather drive the extra miles rather than change practitioners.
He is a very nice doctor, very encouraging, although can have a slight "Holier than thou" attitude, he takes some time getting used to, just like any other doctor. Be prepared for Blood tests and urine tests on the spot, Pneumonia and Hepatitis vaccines, etc. on your first visit. His RPNA is extremely nice, and helpful. You are not rushed through your appointment, and he will answer any questions you have, even if you do have a difference of opinion. He is "quite" pleasant
in Hamden, CT |
I am a retired internist/cardiologist. My wife and I moved from MA to Hamden, CT in May 2017. I reasearched extensively and found Dr. E. Rippel's credentials to be the best in Hamden. Our 1st visit proved it. He was very nice and was willing to communicate any way we wanted. His office staff was very friendly. The added benefit was availability of blood tests in the office. Everything was great.
Cheshire, CT |
Dr. Rippel is very patient-centric. He is quick to respond to patient questions, provides thorough answers, and best of all he listens... a rare trait in medicine these days. I have even had him call me to see is everything is okay. There is framed magazine article done years ago comparing Dr. Rippel to the fabled TV doctor, Marcus Welby, MD. In many ways, that caparison is more than well deserved.
Very efficient examination. I was a bit put-off by his direct style- he started grilling me with questions while I was still lying down woozy after giving blood. I got the impression he didn't have a lot of time for me (I did arrive 15 minutes late) and he even interrupted some of my answers to his questions. I thought he gave very apt advice overall.
Hamden, CT |
Dr Rippel is a fabulous health care provider. He has genuine interactions with patients and is quickly able to diagnose issues and provide useful solutions to all types of personal medical issues.
in New Haven, CT |
Dr Rippel li listens to my concerns and always follows up with me. He is the best doctor I have ever had.
Bronx, NY |
He's understanding and overall a wonderful doctor. Easy to talk to but doesn't beat around the bush. I would recommend anyone I know to him!!
Hamden, CT |
After several annual physicals and office visits, I find that Dr. Rippel is a doctor I can highly trust. He is caring, personable, and friendly. When we have differing opinions, he listens and finds an alternate solution that still resolves the problem.
in Orange, CT |
I have been going to Dr. Rippel for almost one year. He is kind, he listens and does not rush. I am also impressed with his office staff. They are lovely and respectful.
in Hamden, CT |
Dr. Rippel is a wonderful doctor. He will listen to you, offer good sound advice, knows his patients. I am not a big fan off going to ANY doctor, but I actually enjoy coming to see him. His office is super clean, staff is wonderful and helpful. They all take the time to know you as a person. He will return phone calls if needed and his staff follows up, which is very refreshing in this day. I highly recommend Dr. Rippel and his practice!
in Hamden, CT |
I consider him to be very knowledgeable and personable. He is good at listening to my concerns and questions and spends whatever time is necessary to help me. He provides good answers and explanations in ways a non-medical person can understand. Has a very good staff and a clean, convenient office.
in Milford, CT |
Most recently I had a physical with Dr. Rippel. He always takes an interest in me as a patient & a person. Dr. Rippel has always excelled in explaining my medical situations to me in a manner that I can understand- he is a great communicator & relays very useful advice & explanations to me.
in Milford, CT |
Very professional, very thorough, very knowledgable, and very personable. Takes a true interest in the well being of his patients. Devotes his full attention to the patient and does not rush. I couldn't be more pleased with his care and feel fortunate to have him as a doctor.
in CT |
If you are in need of a great MD, Dr. Rippel is the guy. Switching to him was the best thing I have done. I had a great deal of medical issues that I felt before weren't be handled right (daily migraines,high blood pressure at 23 years old, IBS, ect.) I am now a year into seeing Dr. Rippel and I am migraine free, off of all blood pressure medications with normal blood pressure, and no longer a suffer of IBS.
in Cheshire, CT |
Knowledgeable, conscientious and willing to take the time to address any issues you may have.
in Hamden, CT |
Dr Rippel is a very caring physician who not only treats a patients symptom, he also coaches the patient as to how to deal with the symptom. Dr Rippel listens to and spends time with his patients, making the patient feel the he is truly concerned about their health.
in North Haven, CT |
I wouldn't have been a patient with Dr Rippel for over 25 yrs if he weren't top notch. Very knowledgeable, caring, and straight forward and honest with me. I know he is doing his best for my health.
in Cheshire, CT |
I've been a patient of Dr Rippel since 2009. He's been a great help in controlling my Hypertension and Pure Hypercholesterolemia. Together we've established a great relationship and program to keep me in good health.
in Cheshire, CT |
Dr. Rippel is personable, professional, and very knowledgeable. Listening is a significant part of diagnosing, two things Dr. Rippel does very well.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • MagnaCare
  • Medicare
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Hospitals where Dr. Rippel has admitting privileges

Yale - New Haven Hospital
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510
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YNHH Saint Raphael Campus
1450 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511
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