Dr. Joel Rich, MD

Dr. Joel Rich, MD

Geriatric MedicineMaleAge 51

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(352) 375-1999

Dr. Joel Rich, MD is a Geriatric Medicine Specialist in Gainesville, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Florida Regional Medical Center and Uf Health Shands Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rich to book an appointment.


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(352) 375-1999
Senior Healthcare Center at Crown Pointe2205 Nw 40th Ter Ste B Gainesville, FL 32605

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    He is very thorough, explains and answers questions so you can understand. Does not rush and you can see he cares in you feeling better even though your older. I trust his guidance, advice.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    Margaret Martin – Sep 26, 2020
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    Dr. Rich is an amazing clinician and and wonderful physician. He is caring, and KIND. He remembered something I told him about my work months later and I asked him how he managed to remember this he replied, "because you are in my life now".Almost brought me to tears have never encountered a physician ever who demonstrates this level on care. He connects with his patients and I know I am in the best hands possible! I feel so fortunate for being among his patients. The whole culture in this office is about kindness and superior care!!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
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    4 people found this helpful
    E. Amar – Dec 04, 2019
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    A Doctor's Doctor in the finest!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
    Dr. Zucker – Dec 04, 2019
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    Dr. Joel Rich is a very unusual Doctor. My husband and I both go to Dr. Rich. He is a very good listener, and he tells you what he is thinking. He is very honest. He tries to be the best doctor for you. He has been there for both of us for many years now. We both trust him completely and couldn't imagine going to anyone else. He runs on time most of the time except if a patient really needs more time and he gives it to that patient. Some day it might be you.
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    Rae Lapides – Nov 19, 2019
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    If you want a doctor who takes the time to get to know you personally and your health needs, Dr. Rich is for you. He will see you, not a nurse practitioner or other substitute. If you end up in the hospital, he will continue to care for you. If I had to give Dr. Rich a grade it would be A+.
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    Gainesville, FL – Mar 04, 2016
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    No malpractice claims found for Florida
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    Dr. Rich's Top Procedures and Conditions

    Treatment Frequency
    Cholesterol Screening
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    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Rich performs Cholesterol Screening more than 100% of his peers

    Dr. Rich performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

    Immunization Administration
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    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Rich performs Immunization Administration more than 100% of his peers

    Dr. Rich performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

    Thyroid Screening
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    very high

    Treatment Frequency

    Dr. Rich performs Thyroid Screening more than 100% of his peers

    Dr. Rich performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

    Dr. Rich's conditions and procedures:

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abnormal Thyroid
    • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Acidosis
    • Actinic Keratosis
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Acute Laryngitis
    • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Acute Sinusitis
    • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
    • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Administrative Physical
    • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • All Types of Food Poisoning
    • Allergic Conjunctivitis
    • Allergic Reaction
    • Allergic Rhinitis
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
    • 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
    • Athlete's Foot
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Bacterial Sepsis
    • Balanoposthitis
    • Bedsores
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bladder Atony
    • Bladder Diseases
    • Bladder Infection
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
    • Boil
    • Bone Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Pain
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • Bronchospasm
    • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
    • Bunion
    • Burn Injuries
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
    • Canker Sore
    • Cardiovascular Stress Test
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Celiac Disease
    • Cellulitis
    • Chest Pain
    • Cholesterol Screening
    • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pain
    • Chronic Sinusitis
    • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
    • Cluster Headache
    • Coccygeal Pain
    • Cold Sore
    • Common Cold
    • Confusion
    • Constipation
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Cough
    • Cyst Incision and Drainage
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
    • Dehydration
    • Dermatitis
    • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
    • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
    • 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
    • Dry Skin
    • Dysentery
    • Dyshydrotic Eczema
    • Dysphagia
    • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
    • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
    • Ear Ache
    • Ear Disorders
    • Earwax Buildup
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Emphysema
    • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
    • Enteritis
    • Erectile Dysfunction
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophagitis
    • Essential Tremor
    • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
    • Fever
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Folliculitis
    • Food Poisoning
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Sprain
    • Fungal Infections
    • Fungal Nail Infection
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastroparesis
    • Genital Herpes
    • Gout
    • Hair Loss
    • Hammer Toe
    • Headache
    • Hearing Screening
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis A Screening
    • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
    • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
    • Hepatitis Screening
    • Herpes Simplex Infection
    • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Hives
    • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperkalemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Hypokalemia
    • Hypotension
    • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Immunization Administration
    • Impetigo
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Indigestion
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Insomnia
    • Interstitial Cystitis
    • Intertrigo
    • Iron Metabolism Disorders
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Itchy Skin
    • Jock Itch
    • Joint Pain
    • Kidney Infection
    • Kidney Infection, Acute
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • 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
    • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
    • Low Back Pain
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Lyme Disease
    • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
    • Malaise and Fatigue
    • Malnutrition
    • Mastodynia
    • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Migraine
    • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
    • Muscle Spasm
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
    • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
    • Nasopharyngitis
    • Nausea
    • Neck Muscle Strain
    • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • 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
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Osteoporosis Screening
    • Otitis Media
    • Outer Ear Infection
    • Overactive Bladder
    • Overweight
    • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Perimenopause
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pharyngitis
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Plantar Wart
    • Pneumonia
    • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
    • Pollen Allergy
    • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
    • Polymyositis
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Postnasal Drip
    • Prostate Cancer Screening
    • Prostatitis
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rapid Flu Test
    • Rash
    • Raynaud's Disease
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Rib Fracture
    • Ringworm
    • Rosacea
    • Runner's Knee
    • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Scabies
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Seborrheic Dermatitis
    • Second-Degree Burns
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Sepsis
    • Sexual Dysfunction
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
    • Shingles
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Sinusitis
    • Skin Infections
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
    • Smoking Cessation Counseling
    • Sore Throat
    • Spermatocele
    • Spondylosis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Testicular Dysfunction
    • Throat Pain
    • Thrombosis
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Thyroid Screening
    • Tinnitus
    • Tobacco Use Disorder
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Ulcer
    • Urinary Disorders
    • 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
    • Yeast Infections

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    Dr. Rich accepts the following insurance:

    Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
    CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthyBlue 2.0
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    Medical Mutual of Ohio
    MultiPlan PPO
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    The Senior Healthcare Center is an outpatient department of North Florida Regional Medical Center. We are recognized by The Joint Commission for upholding...Read more


    • Geriatric Medicine

    Board Certifications


    U Fla Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital
    Newton - Wellesley Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    Newton - Wellesley Hospital
    Internship Hospital


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    What are Dr. Joel Rich, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Rich frequently treats Cholesterol Screening, Immunization Administration, and Thyroid Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rich treats.

    Where is Dr. Joel Rich, MD's office located?

    Dr. Rich's office is located at 2205 Nw 40th Ter Ste B, Gainesville, FL 32605. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Affiliated Hospitals

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    North Florida Regional Medical Center

    Gainesville, FL

    66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

    • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

    Uf Health Shands Hospital

    Gainesville, FL

    75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)