Dr. Richard Metelka, MD

Dr. Richard Metelka, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Richard Metelka, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from UNIV OF TN HLTH SCI CTR in 1981 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

1930 Alcoa Hwy Ste 240

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 546-1642

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
very high
more than 94% of peers
Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
more than 86% of peers
Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
more than 83% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

63  Conditions Treated


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45  Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • 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
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • City Memphis-U Tenn
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • City Memphis-U Tenn
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Metelka has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Metelka's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Metelka to family and friends
4 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Metelka's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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