Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(11)
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Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD
Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD is an ear, nose, and throat doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Rinehart is affiliated with Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

5950 University Ave Ste 265

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9450

Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Dr. Richard Rinehart, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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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

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
1

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
54

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lip Cancer
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

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Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rinehart to family and friends
3.6
based on 11 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Rinehart's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Des Moines, IA |
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.
Mount Horeb, WI |
Extremely arrogant and more interested in bashing insurance companies than servicing clients. Horrible listener and a cowboy mentality. Avoid this physician
in Urbandale, IA |
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.
in Des Moines, IA |
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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Dr. Rinehart accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Rinehart has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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