Dr. Richard Pennell, MD

Vascular SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Pennell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Clinic Vascular Surgery

625 S New Ballas Rd Ste 7063 Saint Louis, MO 63141

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(314) 251-4200

Dr. Richard Pennell, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pennell to book an appointment.

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Dr. Pennell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennell treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 100% of his peers

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

Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennell treats Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Peripheral Artery Bypass
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennell performs Peripheral Artery Bypass more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennell performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Arteriovenostomy for Renal Dialysis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Burn Injuries
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Constipation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphedema
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Spider Veins
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Pennell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Pathway-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
Coventry Health Care of Missouri
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medico
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Pennell's Reviews

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3.0

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Dr. Pennell truly saved my life. He is an excellent vascular surgeon. He has been there with me every step of my surgery and recovery. I can feel my legs again! My surgery wasn’t an easy one and I felt confident he would help me. He gave me a new life! I’m out of my wheelchair and three days after my surgery I walked 1000 steps!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cheryl Ritchie in Ironton , MO – Aug 13, 2019
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Pennell told my wife she would walk out in a few day a new woman. She died in recovery and had to be revived. They started out endoscopic and ended up gutting her like a fish. She has never walked again and she is going blind from complications from Pennells botched surgery. Run away from this doctor, and save your life. The only way he can do no harm is if you stay away from him.
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Undiagnosed Thoracic outlet syndrome! Horrible office! Another cardiovascular surgeon immediately knew and confirmed complete compression in my artery! Time you retire!
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Feb 19, 2018
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1st patient & was told Dr would be 1hr late. 2 minutes later taken back to room, told to finish paperwork there. BP taken and it was high. It's never been high; 1st red flag should have gone off..Ignored. Dr. Pennell walks in explaining a patient of his needed his leg amputated but anestiologist was late so he came back to office -to see how many patients he could fly through. Tells me "insurance will need me to wear stockings for 3 month before any surgery". Takes cell call & leaves
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St. louis, MO – Dec 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Pennell, MD is a Vascular Surgery Specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Education

1986
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1984
St Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Saint Louis University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Medical School
1975
University of Missouri / Columbia Campus
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Richard Pennell, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Pennell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Pennell frequently treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis, and Peripheral Artery Bypass. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pennell treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Pennell, MD's office located?

Dr. Pennell's office is located at 625 S New Ballas Rd Ste 7063, Saint Louis, MO 63141. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Mercy Clinic Vascular Surgery

Mercy Clinic Vascular Surgery625 S New Ballas Rd Ste 7063 Saint Louis, MO 63141
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Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Saint Louis, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

21 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)