Dr. Richard Lautzenheiser, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 77

Rheumatology

Dr. Richard Lautzenheiser, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine medical school in 1970. He is affiliated with Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Lautzenheiser, MD

Rheumatology Associates PC

8902 N Meridian St Ste 210 Indianapolis, IN 46260 ()
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Dr. Lautzenheiser's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lautzenheiser treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Chronic Neck Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lautzenheiser treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lautzenheiser treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lautzenheiser treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Lautzenheiser's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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(317) 844-6444

Dr. Lautzenheiser accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
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Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Access Choice PPO
Blue Preferred HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Group Employees PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Pekin Insurance
Pipefitters
Pyramid Life
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Lautzenheiser's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lautzenheiser

4.8

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
93.15068493150685%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Wonderful office and staff ...Dr L is so good at listening and helping with any issue. I've been a patient over 20 years and to his credit now live pretty pain free. Lucky me to have found him when my life was pretty unbearable.
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
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Sylvia J Nagy – Mar 10, 2021
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Thorough and knowledgeable. Very personable and cares about my progress.
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
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Lynn Scaletta – Feb 24, 2021
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Dr "L" is the best. Unlike any of my other doctors, he is always on time and always remembers me and my arthritis challenges. He has been a big help in my continuing a fairly active life style and working part-time at age 76.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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
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Big Sue – Feb 07, 2021
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The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. L. listens intently and treats with knowledge and experience.
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
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Mary – Jan 09, 2021
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Dr. Lautzenheiser is a very caring individual. He takes the time to explain and make sure you understand his recommendations and the best way to address your medical concerns. I have complete confidence in him as a doctor. You never feel rushed when you see him, and he also has a great sense of humor. I would gladly recommend him to anyone!
What went well
  • 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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Anne E. – Oct 18, 2020
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I always appreciate Dr. Lautzenheiser's disposition. He is a man of grace and I appreciate not only his medical knowledge but the manner in which he administers it.
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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Margaret – Sep 25, 2020
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This was my first visit on a tele-video chat & it went very well. Dr. Lautzenheiser listened to me & as always was very kind in his remarks.
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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P. Williams – May 14, 2020
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My husband and I are so happy and lucky to have such a caring Dr. as Dr. Lautzenheiser. He truly cares about how we are feeling, listens to us and doesn't make us feel rushed into leaving! He has sent Norm to IROC and that has certainly helped him. He suggested we order the balls for help with our hands and they are a help.
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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Carolyn Sue Stuart – May 13, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Lautzenheiser since 1991 and he has helped me cope with arthritis tremendously. A lot of little things he has had me do has made a big difference. I have always been treated with courteous staff also.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Lautzenheiser, a person of unquestionable integrity, is a highly competent physician!
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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Adolf Hansen – Feb 13, 2020
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Excellent!!!! Wonderful staff, knowledgeable and friendly.
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
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Jan 27, 2020
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We do not spend a lot of time together, but, he seems interested in how I am getting along (osteoarthritis). The arthritis has caused back and knee problems and he told me who he felt I should go to for a knee replacement--great suggestion. I think, tho there is not a lot he can do about my full body arthritis, he seems to really care how I am getting along.
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
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Jan 02, 2020
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Dr Lautzenheiser is very thorough in his assessments and has a broad knowledge of remedial remedies and healing solutions
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
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Pat Sieloff – Nov 21, 2019
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It was a wonderful experience. His humor, kindness and willingness to take time to listen meant so very much. Could we clone him? Or may I take him to Miami with me? Jane Everitt
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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Jane Everitt – Oct 12, 2019
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On time or early which is unheard of in most Dr.'s offices, answers questions honestly, even if you don't like the answer, never in a hurry, quality time and has a great sense of humor. Helps especially if one is having a not so good day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • 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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Janet – Oct 06, 2019
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Fantastic! My questions were answered promptly and with confidence. The wait time was so short. Never have I had a doctor that was so prompt. He appears to value the patient’s time as well as his own. That is not heard of very often. Thanks Dr. L
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
1 person found this helpful
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Jan Beekman in Marion , IN – Oct 05, 2019
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He listens to me about my health problems and conditions, and gives the best physical exam of any doctor I have to assess changes since my last visit.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Phyllis Mesenbrink – Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Lautzenheiser is the best. Indianapolis is lucky to have him here. Thank you is not enough!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Adra Wheeler – Jul 19, 2019
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Efficient, on time, knowledgeable, caring and effective!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Michele in Indianapolis , IN – Jun 03, 2019
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I’ve been seeing Dr.Lautzenheiser for quite a few years, and he has done a fantastic job of keeping my arthritis under control. Not only do I consider him a great doctor, but also a good friend. If it had not been for him, I’ Pretty sure I would be crippled today.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Lautzenheiser, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1976
University Cinn Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1972
Indianapolis Meth Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
Indianapolis Meth Hosp
Internship Hospital
1970
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Dr. Lautzenheiser frequently treats Arthritis, Chronic Neck Pain, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lautzenheiser treats.

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Dr. Lautzenheiser's office is located at 8902 N Meridian St Ste 210, Indianapolis, IN 46260. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Rheumatology Associates PC

Rheumatology Associates PC8902 N Meridian St Ste 210 Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)