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Dr. Joel Riley, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Riley

Dr. Joel Riley, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(314) 646-7848

Dr. Riley accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Dr. Riley's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Riley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley performs Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Riley treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Riley treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Riley's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

"I am fortunate to work in the community where I grew up. I watched my father in his practice and was influenced by the help he gave, and in awe of the gratitude of the patients that he treated. I have always wanted to provide help to people in that manner and improve their quality of life." - Joel Riley, MD

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
St Marys St Louis University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
St Marys Med Center
Residency Hospital
1987
St Johns Mercy Med Center
Internship Hospital
1986
Meharry Medical College School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
1990
1987
1986

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

Dr. Riley's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Riley

3.9

Based on 27 reviews

5 Stars
62.96296296296296%
(17)
4 Stars
7.407407407407407%
(2)
3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
22.22222222222222%
(6)

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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I received a positive test for cancer using a lab and tried for 10 days to get an appointment but the office was always closed. On the 11th try someone answered and was completely condescending and dismissive. I have no idea what the Dr is like, but based on his staff, and the difficulty of making contact with anyone, I'm going to pass. If I have cancer, do you think I'm going to put my life in the hands of these people??
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I was referred by my Primarycare Doctor to Dr Riley for a colonosccopy he was the best and his smile made be feel at ease.
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Dr. Riley is certainly pleasant but when I sent him a very detailed letter of specific complaints he did not respond. That is no way to run a practice. So I could not recommend him.
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I would not refer anyone to Dr. Riley because his staff is the worst. I cannot give a rating for him directly because I never saw him, only had 3 cancelled appointments with him and one cancelled procedure which his office cancelled.
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In addition to Dr. Riley's superior experience and credentials, he has a great bedside manner. He puts the patient at ease and explains in detail every step in a procedure and then he provides prompt, courteous and professional follow up and consultation.
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