Dr. Richard Steel, MD

Dr. Richard Steel, MD

Diabetes Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(27)
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Dr. Richard Steel, MD is a diabetes medicine doctor who practices in Mcallen, TX. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 8 years.Read his story

800 E Dove Ave Ste I

Mcallen, TX 78504

Contact Information

(956) 630-4200

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Diabetic Ketoacidosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Vitamin D Deficiency
very high
more than 99% of peers
Kidney Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Steel's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Steel "About Dr. Steel Diabetes expert Dr. Richard J. Steel, has been the overseeing physician at Alliance In Health Diabetes Control Center for over seven years. He is a fierce proponent of diabetic causes, and he's dedicated his life not only to treating his patients, but to educating them as well. Richard J. Steel, MD specializes in the prevention, detection, and control of diabetes. He has a sophisticated, well-established, and successful medical practice in McAllen, Texas. We want our patients to know that Dr. Steel is personally involved in the training of all the physicians at Alliance in Health Diabetes Control Center, in order to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of care in the industry. Richard J. Steel, MD is happily married to his wife of 17 years, and is the owner of a scrappy Bichon Frise named Mr. Hades. He is a Navy veteran of the Gulf War, and the founder and director of our center. Dr. Steel received his medical degree at Mexican-American University of the North. He went on to complete his residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, and attained his certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Steel is a member of the following professional associations: The American College of Physicians | The Texas Medical Association | The American Medical Association He has dedicated his career to diabetes management and preventative medicine. Dr. Steel is a firm believer in creating strong partnerships with his patients to improve their quality of life. He is affiliated with local hospitals and is able to work with most health insurance providers. Dr. Steel is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. "Patients know what is best for them. My duty as a physician is to listen to my patients and, together with them, develop a customized plan for them to achieve their best possible health." ~ Richard J. Steel, MD For further information please contact us or visit our website at: www.diabetes.expert."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Steel "My duty as a physician is to listen to my patients and together with them, develop a plan for them to achieve their best possible health. Diabetes is our passion and we would love to show you how the most knowledgeable staff in the area can help you live a healthier and more comfortable life. We are continually exploring new technologies and treatment options to improve quality of life for diabetics."
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Specialties

  • Diabetes Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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Procedures

  • Chronic Diabetes Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • University Of Texas Pan American
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Mexican-American University Of The North School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Memorial Health University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Us Navy
    Other Education | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Steel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Steel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Steel to family and friends
4.7
based on 27 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Steel's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Steel Says:

Dear Patient,

Thank you for providing your feedback. We truly appreciate it when patients take time out of their busy days to provide us with some open and honest feedback about our services so that we can continuously improve our patient's experience in our practice. 

Once again, thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel. We appreciate your business and truly want to make your experience as pleasant

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Patient Comments (4)

in Mission, TX |
he takes time to listen if he doesn't have the answer he'll find it.
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in McAllen, TX |
The office is very professional, clean, and well run. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Steel is one of my favorite physicians, he is kind and helpful. Explains things clearly, and he takes the time to treat me as a human, not just a patient to get in and get out. He is a great diabetes...more
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in Mcallen, TX |
Just saw Dr. Steel for the first time. He was intelligent, compassionate, easy to talk to and genuinely concerned with my overall health. Would recommend him as a diabetes specialist to anyone.
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in Mcallen, TX |
My visit was really wonderful. Dr. Steel was friendly and knowledgeable, and he displayed a real care for my personal situation. One of the best experiences with the medical profession I have ever had.
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Now Accepting New Patients
This provider offers the following appointment availability:
Next Day
Dr. Steel accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Steel has admitting privileges

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
5501 S McColl Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
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Edinburg Regional Medical Center
1102 W Trenton Rd
Edinburg, TX 78539
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McAllen Medical Center
301 W Expressway 83
McAllen, TX 78503
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Mission Regional Medical Center
900 S Bryan Rd
Mission, TX 78572
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