Dr. Ricardo Bendezu, MD

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Age 51
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Dr. Ricardo Bendezu, MD
Dr. Ricardo Bendezu, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Ankeny, IA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Bendezu is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

800 E 1st St Ste 1700

Ankeny, IA 50021

Contact Information

(515) 643-8100

Dr. Ricardo Bendezu, MD

Dr. Ricardo Bendezu, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Bendezu's Experience

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  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bendezu "Ricardo Bendezu, M.D., is part of the Mercy health care family including four hospitals and more than 50 clinics. "
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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
1

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
227

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • 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 Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sepsis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Immunization Administration
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Function Test
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Central Ia Health Sys/Ia Luthera
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bendezu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bendezu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bendezu to family and friends
4.2
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Bendezu's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Ankeny, IA |
Dor Bendezu had been wonderful. He takes time with patients to get to the root of their problem.
Ankeny, IA |
Dr. Bendezu has been my family's primary care physician for nearly 10 years. He is a very compassionate doctor and really spends the time to get to know his patients and their unique needs. We have never felt compelled to leave before all of our questions have been answered and he ensures that things are followed up on.
Warning to all, do not go here to see this doctor or any other at Mercy North. They will give you drugs, send you on your way and lie to get rid of you by telling you they will schedule something with a specialist and then never will. Will not return calls and you will end up going to the ER because this doctor and location are absolutely worthless!
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Dr. Bendezu accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Bendezu has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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