Dr. Michael Ringer, MD

Dr. Michael Ringer, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Michael Ringer, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Modesto, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

1541 Florida Ave Ste 200

Modesto, CA 95350

Contact Information

(209) 577-3388

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Ringer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
more than 96% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Creighton University Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Creighton University Affil Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Harbor UCLA Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ringer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ringer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ringer to family and friends
based on 20 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Ringer'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 (12)
Ripon |
Very happy with the office visit, he,Dr Ringer, took time with me and explained everything I needed to Know! The actual test went well also. Very pleased with the procedure.
Stockton |
He's the best!
in Modesto CA |
I asked and was given the cash price for a routine screening colonoscopy. I was then charged $141 more than quoted. My office bill was paid in full as a cash payment and I am still receiving bills for not paid in full. As far as Dr Ringer himself.... he was 35 minutes late to my colonoscopy and I was his first procedure of the day. The nurses knew that he never started at 0700 but always at 0715. However he didn't arrive until 0735. He was rude and disrespectful to the nurse assisting. He billed
Modesto, CA |
I initially went to Dr. Elsakra but he never met with me or answered my questions. Dr. Ringer was wonderful--he has a dry sense of humor which I didn't expect but was refreshing. More important, he listened to me and answered every single one of my questions. (I had many since it was my 1st colonoscopy.) Unlike others, he was familiar with the low-residue diet and okay with it. The actual procedure went smoothly as well--hospital staff said he is "the best there is" and I agree!
Patterson, CA |
Very professional and concerned about his patients and their health and I would recommend him to all my family and friends.
in CA |
I like that Dr. Ringer is to the point, and takes care of my medical needs. His nurse is amazing, and helpful! I would recommend Dr. Ringer. I've been going to him for 16 years.
Modesto, CA |
Dr. Ringer has been my doctor for many years and I'm still here so he must me doing a great job. I've been very happy with Dr. Ringer.
Modesto, CA |
Dr Ringer is very knowledgeable, and explained procedure to my satisfaction. My sole complaint is that after the procedure he did not tell me the results even though weeks have gone by. His staff is difficult to reach to schedule appointments for procedures, but when they do call (weeks later) they are friendly, kind and compassionate.
in Modesto, CA |
Dr. Ringer Is a busy doctor, so he spends just enough time, to go over results of tests, and ask what symptoms are. In my case, he said if it doesn't get better in a couple of months, to come in again.
Turlock, CA |
Professional courteous, explains things in lay language for non medical person to understand and is funny too.
in Riverbank |
I had my first appointment with Dr. Ringer today. He was very attentive, answered all my questions, did not hurry me through, and made me feel very confident in his knowledge and professionalism. I trust him.
in Turlock, CA |
Does not spend time with patient or family. Patient had problems after procedure. Does not communicate well,
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ringer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Ringer has admitting privileges

Memorial Medical Center
1700 Coffee Rd
Modesto, CA 95355
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Doctors Medical Center of Modesto
1441 Florida Ave
Modesto, CA 95350
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Stanislaus Surgical Hospital
1421 Oakdale Rd
Modesto, CA 95355
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