Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

Dr. Richard Prinz, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 72
Dr. Richard Prinz, MD is a general surgery specialist in Mount Prospect, IL and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in general surgery.

1329 N Wolf Rd

Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Contact Information

(847) 803-3040

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana

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more than 96% of peers
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

39  Conditions Treated

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24  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Wrong-site surgery (7/21/2014)
    Action Taken: Fine
    Summary: Prinz, Richard A MD: License # 036050132: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician engaged in wrong –site surgery. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation has issued a REPRIMAND on the physician’s license and imposed a FINE in the amount of $5,000.00.
    State: Illinois


  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Royal Postgraduate Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Richard Prinz, MD
I absolutely love having Dr Prinz as my Doctor he inspires confidence and trust him with my life!
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Alexandria Van de Loo in Northbrook , IL – Jun 05, 2018
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Love Dr Prinz. Went to another surgeon first who was going to cut my neck open in an exploratory surgery because he could not punpoint the issue. Went to Dr Prinz and Dr Prinz said THERE it is. Tiny incision not noticeable (thanks Dr Prinz) love you ?????????
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Jeanne lee in Streamwood, IL – Jul 22, 2017
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I appreciate the small scar and have had very few side affects from full thyroidectomy performed by Dr. Prinz in 2011. I do have hypocalcemia, but I don't think it could have been avoided. Parathyroids were too small. I have been happy and healthy for years after the surgery. I also have not...Read More
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Honolulu, HI – Mar 04, 2017
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