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Dr. Richard Metelka, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Metelka

Dr. Richard Metelka, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.


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(865) 546-1642

Dr. Metelka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Blue Network E
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
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Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Metelka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metelka treats Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Metelka treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metelka treats Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Metelka treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Metelka treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Metelka treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Metelka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Metelka, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

Education

1985
City Memphis-U Tenn
Residency Hospital
1982
City Memphis-U Tenn
Internship Hospital
1981
UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR
Medical School
1985
1982
1981

Awards

Dr. Metelka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Metelka

3.7

Based on 7 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I loved Dr. Metelka! My regular doctor was busy today so they scheduled me with him and I felt very safe and comfortable. He was very knowledgeable but was good at “dumbing it down” to where I could understand what he was talking about. He didn’t appear to be in a huge rush and made sure I had no questions and was good to go before he left the room. Seriously considering switching to make him my regular doctor. Highly recommend!!!
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My daughter had her first and last appointment with Dr. Metelka for an annual exam. She had been assaulted by a prior boyfriend and at the end of the exam she told Dr. Metelka what had happened and asked if he could recommend a counselor for her to see. His response "you should watch your drink when you are out." My daughter doesn't drink or even go to bars. What a shame that even today the victim is blamed. His response was yet another assault on an amazing young woman.
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Wonderful Dr. I always leave feeling well informed and comfortable that I am getting the best care possible. Highly recommend for prenatal and Ob care.
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Very pleased with my experience as a new patient of Dr. Meltelka. Was super knowledgeable about women's conditions and explained in detail with layman's language. Great bedside manner. Did not feel "rushed through" at all. Would certainly recommend this gynecologist to anyone.
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I absolutely love Dr. Matelka. Wonderful birth experience and very compassionate and understanding. He is professional, skilled, great bedside manner. Extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to take care of his patient (me). I had to have an emergent surgery later on and was relieved that he was the surgeon on call.
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My wife said she wanted to have a natural child birth without epidural intervention. She understood that it was an option if necessary. Dr. Metelka treated her like she was naive and scoffed at the idea of natural child birth. Thankfully, he wasn't on duty on the day of delivery. My wife went forward with her plan of natural delivery which was the first seen by the nurses on staff that day.
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