Dr. Richard Rynes, MD

Dr. Richard Rynes, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
79 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Rynes, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in rheumatology.

Franciscan Rheumatology Associates at St. Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way SW Ste 214

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rynes "Richard Rynes, M.D., provides specialized care for rheumatology, osteoporosis and arthritic diseases. He is particularly interested in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis and vasculitis. Active in academic medicine and research, Dr. Rynes serves as a clinical professor of rheumatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Rheumatism Association and the American College of Physicians, and is a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research. Dr. Rynes takes special care to listen to his patients and help them maintain and improve their ability to function, with each patient visit supporting better health and overall well-being. Away from medicine, Dr. Rynes enjoys skiing, gourmet food and wine."
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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

9  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Clinical Densitometry
  • Joint Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1965
  • University Mich Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1966
  • University Mich Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Rb Brigham Hospital Harvard University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Rynes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rynes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rynes to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

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Dr. Rynes' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He has been amazing for me
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Dr. Rynes is one of the most intelligent wonderful doctors I have ever seen:) He took as much time needed to help me under stand my health:) His staff is also kind and a great team:) I do not under stand this other feed back left for this doctor he is the BEST EVER I HAVE HAD and will return...more
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He spends literally only minutes with me. Didnt ask me any questions. When I began to share my symptoms, concerns, cut me off and told me not to worry about it. I brought my wife along to my second appt and when she asks only one question, which she did have more, he completely disregarded it. He...more
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