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Dr. Richard Stern, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Stern

Rheumatology Associates

1643 Lancaster Dr Ste 202 Grapevine, TX 76051

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Dr. Richard Stern, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Grapevine, TX and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1998 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Arthritis more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Osteoarthritis more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Gout
  • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arteritis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Arthropathy Associated With Viral Disease
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyarteritis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Tumidus Lupus Erythematosus
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

About Me

Biography

Dr. Stern has been in private practice at Rheumatology Associates since July 2003. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. Dr. Stern primarily ...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

2016
University Of North Texas
Undergraduate School
2003
University Of Tex Sw/Parkland
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Parkland Va/Univ Of Tex Sw
Residency Hospital
1999
Parkland Health and Hospital System
Internship Hospital
1998
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
2016
2003
2001
1999
1998

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.1

Based on 61 reviews

5 Stars
73.77049180327869%
(45)
4 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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3 Stars
1.639344262295082%
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2 Stars
4.918032786885246%
(3)
1 Star
18.0327868852459%
(11)

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Poor excuse for a doctor (not up to date, argumentative, condescending & saw us < 5 min) He operates a billing scam. He's a provider w our insurance but still required twice the contracted rate paid up front before being seen. After getting EOB from insurance & seeing he knowingly charged twice the contracted amount, after multiple calls, his office has failed to refund the over payment, and for weeks won't answer or return calls. As have others, we also have filed a fraud claim with insurance.
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I've always had very positive experiences with Dr. Stern. His office and procedures have been very efficient and I very much appreciate the ease in getting appointments and access to care. Even when I have been out of town on business and needed immediate care, I found Dr. Stern to be responsive and attentive to my needs.
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While this doctor is friendly, his range of knowledge is somewhat limited to the most common autoimmune disorders. If you have something that presents atypically, Dr. Stern is dismissive and refuses to read up on current medical literature that is beyond his realm of clinical acumen. If you are smart, you will get a second opinion and or avoid this doctor altogether. I went years untreated for a disorder he dismissed. Finally, I am under proper care. Hopefully, it's not too late.
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Dr Stern has been very proactive in dealing and treating my A.S. He works hard to give me the highest level of care, including in support of the ongoing issues with my insurance provider for prescription drug benefits. He takes extra precaution in working with other doctors that I've used for non-A.S. procedures (ordering various x-rays to lower my risk with anesthesia prior to procedures). He does a great job of explaining my situation. His phlebotomist is the best I've ever encountered.
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I needed a new rheumatologist after moving and had a 9-year history of UCTD. My labwork came back totally normal, so after one visit he said I had no rheumatic issues. However, he ignored my verbal and written records of years of positive ANA and other markers. He had even called my recent photosensitive rash photos of severe. In the two weeks since my appointment, I've developed a malar rash, mouth sores and worsening joint pain. If you're not a textbook case, I don't advise going to him.
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Always enjoy visiting and learning at all my appointments. Dr. Stern is wonderful, detail and always has helpful suggestions.
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Dr Stern is a very knowledgeable physician. He has treated by Autoimmune disease since 2008 and was not afraid to have his diagnosis verified by others before treatment as my autoimmune case was one he knew of but had yet to actually encounter. He was very helpful in coordination with other doctors as I has multiple health issues going on at the same time. He greets every patient with a smile and he has an excellent staff to assist him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Stern is very prompt with his appointments. You don't have to wait first in the waiting room then in the exam room. He values your time!
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I have been going to Dr. Stern for 10 years. I have had nothing but positive experiences with him and his entire staff. His demeanor and manner are calm and positive; His approach is thorough, attentive, flexible, and personal. Dr. Stern provides personalized service and goes out of his way to “problem solve” using all of his contacts and knowledge to offer multiple solutions. Dr. Stern is far and away one of the best doctors I have ever met and nothing I can say really does justice to the man.
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Worst doctor I have ever been to. Provided me with no help with my condition and showed very little concern. I went to him based on other reviews and was very disappointed.
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I would give Dr. Stern 10 stars if I could. He is everything other doctors are not. Excellent knowledge of ra. He has kept me on my feet for over 11 years and I highly recommend Dr Stern. Simply the best. Becky Alexander
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I have been very impressed with the care and treatment I have received from Dr. Stern. After my initial diagnosis, he took all the time necessary to thoroughly explain my treatment options and address my questions and concerns. He and his entire staff have been extremely responsive to any issues that I have experienced while under his care.
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After much research, I realized I had an orphan disease called Erythromelalgia which causes extreme neuropathy. Fire! Burning! Over the course of 2 years, I had been to 6 other doctors including two nerve specialists. I finally found Dr Stern, who recognizes the syndrome and was well versed in its treatment. I call him " my Hero." His demeanor is warm, kind and never officious and condescending as are many in the medical world. He looks patients in the eye. I really, really am fortunate.
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Been going to him for over 7 years, very caring and concerned for my overall well being. The only problem I have had is with scheduling appointments.
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Dr. Stern is one of the most caring and compassionate doctors I have known. He has a large knowledge base and is willing to spend time sharing that knowledge and explaining details. He is willing to work with other doctors to ensure the best care is provided. I am entirely comfortable recommending him to family, friends and coworkers. He is an excellent doctor and an excellent human being.
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I have referred multiple people to Dr. Stern, I cannot say enough about what a wonderful physician he is. He has phenomenal clinical skills and a wonderful caring bedside manner. He has been my rheumatologist for the past 8 years and I drive 1 1/2 hours to see him because he is worth it. Dr. Stern always takes time and listens to any concerns. He is absolutely the best doctor ever!!!
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I have been seeing Dr. Stern for about 7 years. i love the fact he is straight forward, yet he is caring and educated me about what is happening with my RA and the meds that I need to take. He also takes the time to interact with my kids and if they aren't with me he still asks and send me with a few little toys/treasures to give to them. His nursing staff listens and gets with him when I have been in a flare or when I have become ill and i need to talk with him. I highly recommend him!!
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Dr. Stern is old school. This means he is like the old fashioned doctor who used to make home visits and spend a lot of time with his patients. He may not go to my home, but he certainly spends quality time with me. He explains everything with with me and makes sure that my other doctors understand my condition in order to make sure that I am taken care of in the best way. He truly cares about me. In this day and time this is rare. I enjoy seeing him and am glad that I have him as my RA doctor
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I consider myself fortunate to have found Dr. Stern and his staff at the Grapevine office shortly after moving back to the DFW area. The past few years I have been coming to his office Dr. Stern has been so knowledgeable, helpful and attentive to my treatment. All of his staff listened to my questions and addressed my concerns with compassion and in a timely manner. I will continue to recommend him to anyone who needs a great rheumatologist.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Stern for 11 years. If you need a Rheumatologist in the Grapevine area, he is the best. I was diagnosed with Vasculitis 11 years ago and he saved my life! He always takes the time to listen to anything you have to say. He always explains treatment options and risks. He?s one of my favorite doctors and I a see a few. He has a great bedside manner. He?s great with communication to the other doctors I see as well. The Nursing staff is friendly and great too!
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