Dr. Richard Stern, MD

Dr. Richard Stern, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Richard Stern, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Grapevine, TX and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1998 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

1643 Lancaster Dr Ste 202

Grapevine, TX 76051

Contact Information

(214) 540-0700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Stern performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Stern's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Stern's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Stern "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 sees patient in the Grapevine, Texas, office of Rheumatology Associates. After obtaining his undergraduate degrees in psychology, biochemistry, and biology from the University of North Texas, Dr. Stern received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1998. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Rheumatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Stern is Board Certified in Internal Medicine with sub-specialty certification in Rheumatology. A Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, he is a member of the Dallas Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Medical Association. He is currently serving on the Insurance Subcommittee of the American College of Rheumatology. When he's not working with patients or teaching, Dr. Stern volunteers at the Rheumatology Clinic in Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where he actively teaches Fellows and Internal Medicine Residents."
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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*

92  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Gout
  • Adult-Onset Still's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arteritis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Arthropathy Associated With Viral Disease
  • Arthropathy in Behcet's Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Vasculitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • 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
  • 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 Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • 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
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
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11  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

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.


  • University of North Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2016
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Parkland Health And Hospital System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Parkland VA/Univ of Tex SW
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Tex Sw/parkland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stern to family and friends
60 total reviews (40 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (60)

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Dr. Stern's 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 (40)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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