Dr. Richard A. Prinz, MD

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Dr. Richard A. Prinz, MD

General Surgery | Male

NorthShore Medical Group 1000 Central St Ste 800, Evanston, IL 60201 Get Directions
(847) 570-1700

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Dr. Prinz specializes in General Surgery and practices in Evanston, IL. He practices at 3 locations.

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  • 2
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    Dr. Prinz has 2 malpractice Malpractice Claims

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    • Settlement;2012-06-06T00:00:00
    • Settlement;2011-11-16T00:00:00
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    • Illinois
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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    Specialties

    • General Surgery

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Aneurysm
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Endocrine Cancer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Lung Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Procedures Performed

    • Adrenalectomy
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Adrenal Surgery
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
    • Wound Repair

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    • 2
      Malpractice Claims

      Dr. Prinz has 2 malpractice claims

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      • Settlement  (6/6/2012)
      • Amount or Range: $1,000,000.00
      • State: Illinois
      • Settlement  (11/16/2011)
      • Amount or Range: $3,000,000.00
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      Sanctions

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      Board Action

      Dr. Prinz has 1 board action

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      • 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.
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    Education

    • Medical School
      Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1972

    • Internship Hospital
      Barnes-Jewish Hospital

      Completed in 1973

    • Residency Hospital
      Barnes-Jewish Hospital

      Completed in 1974

      Loyola University Stritch School Of Medicine

      Completed in 1977

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Royal Postgraduate Medical School

      Completed in 1980

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    • Specializes in General Surgery
    • Board certified in General Surgery
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • Board actions found
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    Dr. Prinz's Office & Staff

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    How well provider listens and answers questions
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients