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Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Rinehart

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

5950 University Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Des Moines, IA. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and allergy.


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Dr. Rinehart accepts the following insurance:

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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Rinehart's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Earwax Buildup
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Dr. Rinehart treats Earwax Buildup more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rinehart treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Otitis Media
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Dr. Rinehart treats Otitis Media more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Rinehart treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Ear Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rinehart treats Ear Disorders more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Rinehart treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Rinehart's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Palate
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Des Moines, IA. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine and specializes in ear, nose, and throat and allergy.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy

Board Certifications

Education

Central Ia Health Sys/ia Methodi
Residency Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Medical School
Iowa State University
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Rinehart's Reviews

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First time visit for chronic sinus issues 45+ yrs.). He reviewed my recent sinus CT scan, then examined me. He asked questions and listened to me. He went over my options, many of which I had tried or was trying. He was very candid about how some things simply are due to the way our sinuses and nose respond to heat, cold, allergens, etc. He offered 1-2 things I had not tried, but reassured me that I was doing the right things, even though the symptoms could be bothersome at times. I liked him.
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Very friendly and explained the surgery in a way not only I could understand, but also my 11 year old daughter could understand.
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I did not like Dr. Rinehart's attitude. He did seem competent but is very dismissive. He did not really listen to what I had to say about my health and gave me the impression that he really didn't want to hear it/ care (I've heard it a thousand times, it obviously must be this, take it or leave it attitude). He talked very quickly and seemed in a hurry to move to the next person. I feel that he is possible sick of working with people and ready to retire.
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Extremely arrogant and more interested in bashing insurance companies than servicing clients. Horrible listener and a cowboy mentality. Avoid this physician
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I have total confidence in Dr. Rinehart's ability . I have been a patient for over 10 years. I decided it was time I take time to acknowledged his professionalism and good care.
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the surgery was fine but the ease of scheduling an appointments was horrible They canceled a scheduled appointment and then pushed me back three weeks - since we weren't having any problems I wasn't in any hurry to get appointment rescheduled - a few weeks later my son developed a double ear infection, no one would see me - ended up in urgent care, no one would see me for two weeks and when I called to confirm appointment - they didn't have it on the books. it got worse but i'm out of character
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