Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatMaleAge 56

Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Ankeny, IA. Dr. Rinehart has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Iowa Methodist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rinehart to book an appointment.

Dr. Rinehart

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

1410 SW Tradition Dr Ankeny, IA 50023
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rinehart

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rinehart treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rinehart treats other conditions, please contact the office at (515) 875-9000.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

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Dr. Rinehart's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anosmia
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Broken Nose
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cyst
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(515) 875-9000

Dr. Rinehart accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
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 PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Rinehart's Reviews

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What went well
  • Office environment (11)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (10)
  • Staff friendliness (10)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
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Excellent physician. I've been his patient for almost 18 years. Always listens to my complaints, does a thorough exam, and explains my options. He finally fixed the cause of my endless bloddy noses. Thanks!
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No results
What could be improved
No results
Lyn – Apr 03, 2020
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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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What could be improved
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1 person found this helpful
Dennis in West Des Moines, IA – Mar 05, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Apr 18, 2018
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
Des Moines, IA – Nov 15, 2017
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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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What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
Mount Horeb, WI – Apr 25, 2017
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Connie in Urbandale, IA – Mar 01, 2017
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
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BJ McLaughlin in Des Moines, IA – Jul 08, 2016
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Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Ankeny, IA. Dr. Rinehart has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other...Read more


  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Allergy

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

Dr. Rinehart frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Rinehart specializes.

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

Dr. Rinehart's office is located at 1410 SW Tradition Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus1410 SW Tradition Dr Ankeny, IA 50023

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rinehart is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received