Dr. Ricardo Prieto, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 41

Dr. Prieto
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Florida Medical Clinic

14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste A Tampa, FL 33613

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(813) 280-7100

Dr. Ricardo Prieto, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Prieto has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Adventhealth Tampa and AdventHealth Wesley Chapel. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Prieto to book an appointment.

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Dr. Prieto is affiliated with AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Wesley Chapel, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Prieto

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Prieto treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Prieto treats other conditions, please contact the office at (813) 280-7100.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Prieto is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Prieto
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Dysphagia
Nausea
Hiatal Hernia
Barrett's Esophagus
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Dr. Prieto's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Pinworm
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wireless pH Testing

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(813) 280-7100

Dr. Prieto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
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Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
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Dr. Prieto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prieto

3.9

Based on 38 ratings

5 Stars
71.05263157894737%
(27)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
23.68421052631579%
(9)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (27)
  • Explained conditions well (27)
  • Listened & answered questions (27)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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I was not looking forward to changing my Dr. due to insurance issues until I found Dr. Prieto. He has become my favorite Dr. & I have had my share of specialty doctors. He is patient, caring and listens to my problems, issues and concerns without making me feel rushed. He looks for resolutions without automatically prescribing medications, which I prefer, all with a smile hidden under his mask. The Wesley Chapel staff is pleasant & always happy. He and his staff are definitely here for their patients!
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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Cheryl – Apr 29, 2021
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Best doctor I have ever been too and I have been to a lot. I have been sick for a very long time and he was the first doctors that listened, explained the condition well and put me into remission. He is very caring and always shows he wants to help you. Would recommend to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Liv – Sep 01, 2020
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Good Doctor but, terrible job by the front desk staff at the FMC Bearss in tampa. Thats the reason I didnt come back for follow up. The reschedule process was terrible, after 20 minutes waiting a very unprofessional assistant or "Customer Service" woman, made me to seek for a different provider with a different hospital affiliation group.
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Louis – May 12, 2020
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Been waiting a hour past my scheduled appointment. Guess his time is more valuable than mine or that of anyone waiting for me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 28, 2020
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Dr. Prieto is fantastic. He listens, great compassion, and most of all he CARE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HEALTH, !!!!!!!
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
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Tampa Area – Oct 03, 2019
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Initially met Dr. Prieto when he was covering and treating hospital GI patients. He has great bedside manner, is very caring as to patients’ needs and conditions and treats patients as if they are family members.
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
No results
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Jul 20, 2019
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Drove 40 minutes to get to the office only to find a preprinted sign at reception that he was running an hour behind. It must happen frequently for them to have a preprinted sign. It's the first appointment after lunch... how does he get an hour behind when it's the first appointment after lunch? Very unprofessional. Due to my work schedule and distance from the office, rescheduling is not an option. I'm hourly and this office visit is costing me $240 in lost wages.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Prieto is the only Physician I've ever had who actually listens and genuinely cares. He spends as much time as you need with him and doesn't just rush through the appointment which in turn means that you may be waiting for a while to be seen but, Dr. Prieto is well worth the wait. He always goes above and beyond and I am so grateful to have him as my Doctor. I highly recommend him.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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May 06, 2019
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Dr. Prieto is the best of the best. excellent human been and gastroenterology. I am very satisfy with his acknowledge.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 13, 2019
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Very professional and confident
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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San Juan – Mar 05, 2019
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Based on trusted recommendations from others in the healthcare field, I chose Dr Prieto for my screening colonoscopy. Everything about my experience was positive- from scheduling, office personnel, surgical center, procedure itself. If possible, I would give Dr Prieto 6 stars!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Sep 06, 2018
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Amazing experience with Dr. Prieto and his team. I already recommended him to family and friends. Dr. Prieto es un excelente gastrointerologo. Es muy considerado, te escucha con atención, respeto y es muy profesional. Muchas gracias Dr. Prieto.
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
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Amparo in FL – Jun 12, 2018
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Dr Prieto is the best!!!
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
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Maria Jacome in tampa florida – Apr 06, 2018
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Don’t waste your time seeing him.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 30, 2018
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I love Dr. Prieto. He was assigned to me when I was extremely ill and on life support and continues to be my doctor 4 years later. He is very warm, kind and patient. He truly cares about his patients.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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TAMPA – Nov 20, 2017
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We were new to the area and had not found a Gastroiteroligt for me yet. Well I was not ready to have had to be rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pain and bleeding. After CT scans and blood work in the ER, Dr Prieto entered and was so kind had great bedside manners. He kept me in the hospital for a few days and continues to solve my problems. He is such a nice man, I have to say my guardian angel was watching over me when they placed him to care for me. Highly recommend Dr. Prieto.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Angela Specht in Land O Lakes, FL – Sep 04, 2017
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I was told to bring all my records and my insurance information to the Florida medical clinic which I did. I also confirmed that dr preito was taking new patients The next day they called me to schedule an appointment, which they did and gave me a date but then realized that I gave them all the information the day before the receptionist spoke with the doctor and he decided not to take new patients at that moment only patients that did not have a pre existing condition. This is selective.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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Jul 18, 2017
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Don't waste your time. Horrible doctor with an attitude.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Sheryl Stork in Tampa, FL – Apr 23, 2017
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WORST. DOCTOR. EVER.
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No results
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Maria in A. – Apr 23, 2017
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Dr. Prieto is a caring and knowledgeable physician. I highly recommend him. Dr Prieto always takes the time to explain things to me. His bedside manner is second to none!
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Kimberly L in tampa, fl – Apr 02, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Prieto moved to the Tampa Bay Area in 2007. He is married and has two children. In his spare time, Dr. Prieto enjoys spending time with his family...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University of South Florida / College of Medicine
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Does Dr. Ricardo Prieto, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Ricardo Prieto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Prieto frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Prieto specializes.

Where is Dr. Ricardo Prieto, MD's office located?

Dr. Prieto's office is located at 14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste A, Tampa, FL 33613. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Florida Medical Clinic

Florida Medical Clinic, Gastroenterology14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste A Tampa, FL 33613
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Florida Medical Clinic - Gastroenterology2352 Bruce B Downs Blvd Ste 203 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Prieto is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Adventhealth Tampa

Tampa, FL

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

Wesley Chapel, FL

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)