Dr. Richard Stern, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. Stern
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Rheumatology Associates

8144 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 800 Dallas, TX 75231

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(214) 540-0700

Dr. Richard Stern, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Dallas, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has more experience with Arthritis and Arthropathy, Autoimmune Diseases, and Osteoporosis than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (214) 540-0700.

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Stern typically treats 75% more often than similar doctors

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Treatments
Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Ankylosing Spondylitis
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Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Dr. Stern typically treats 62% more often than similar doctors

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Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Systemic Sclerosis
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Dr. Stern typically treats 44% more often than similar doctors

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Osteoporosis
Osteopenia
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Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • X-Ray

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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.1

Based on 63 ratings

5 Stars
74.60317460317461%
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4 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
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3 Stars
1.5873015873015872%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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1 Star
17.46031746031746%
(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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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Bobby – Aug 16, 2018
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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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Tom Kirwan in Flower Mound, TX – Oct 20, 2017
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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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Grapevine, TX – Jul 26, 2017
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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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Coppell, TX – Mar 30, 2017
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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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Plano, TX – Mar 29, 2017
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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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Eleanor in Irving, TX – Feb 25, 2017
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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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David Geryak in Ft Worth, TX 76137 – Oct 07, 2016
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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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Merry D in Euless, TX – Oct 07, 2016
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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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Michelle Bresette in North Richland Hills, TX – Oct 06, 2016
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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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Lynn J in Ft Worth, TX – Sep 27, 2016
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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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Becky Alexander in Ft Worth, TX – Aug 26, 2016
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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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Chuck M in Grapevine, TX – Aug 11, 2016
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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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Patricia Prahl in Allen, TX – Aug 09, 2016
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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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JM in Keller, TX – Aug 05, 2016
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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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Cathi L in Frisco, TX – Jul 24, 2016
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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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Jennifer Jarosz in Millsap, TX – Jul 12, 2016
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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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Fort Worth, TX – Jun 27, 2016
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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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Lucy D. Hakemack, PhD in Grapevine, TX – May 30, 2016
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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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Janine B. in Flower Mound, TX – May 08, 2016
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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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Nancy C. in Flower Mound, TX – May 03, 2016
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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...Read more

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Locations

Rheumatology Associates

Dallas Office (main office)8144 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 800 Dallas, TX 75231
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Grapevine Office1643 Lancaster Dr Ste 202 Grapevine, TX 76051
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas

Dallas, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

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