Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
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Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1991 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

5950 University Ave Ste 265

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9450

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rinehart performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 96% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 94% of peers
Ear Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Rinehart's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

53  Conditions Treated

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22  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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.

Education

  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Central Ia Health Sys/ia Methodi
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rinehart has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rinehart's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rinehart to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Rinehart's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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...more
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