Dr. Richard Christensen, MD

Dr. Richard Christensen, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Christensen, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism doctor who practices in Boise, ID. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years.

403 S 11th St Ste 100

Boise, ID 83702

Contact Information

(208) 429-0300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Thyroid Cancer
very high
more than 92% of peers
Thyroid Cyst
very high
more than 92% of peers
Female Infertility
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Christensen "Richard B. Christensen, MD is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He serves as medical director of Humphreys Diabetes Education Center. Dr. Christensen earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He then pursued five years of advanced fellowship training, research, and teaching in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of Washington prior to entering practice in Boise."
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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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

  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Christensen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Christensen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Christensen to family and friends
3.1
based on 18 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Christensen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Boise, ID |
I have never been more frustrated with a doctor in my life. Dr. Christensen and his nurse Christina were both rude each time I talked with them. I felt like I was a burden to them and that they really didn't want to help me. I had one test done and when it came back negative they dismissed me as a patient. I have never been treated so poorly by any doctor, nurse, or medical professional in my life. Do not waste your time because he has no interest in you if you aren't a cookie cutter easy fix.
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Dr. Christensen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Christensen has admitting privileges

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center
190 E Bannock St
Boise, ID 83712
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