Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD

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Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD
Dr. Wurtz was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated summa cum laude from Benedictine College, and in 1998, he earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received the Preventative Medicine Award from and completed his family practice residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. In 2000, Dr. Wurtz completed work as a Natural Family Planning Consultant at the Pope Paul VI Institute. Dr. Wurtz was named Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Family Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine in 2014. He and his wife, Sarah, are devoted parents of seven children. When not engaged in his medical practice, church or his children's educational activities, Dr. Wurtz enjoys playing and listening to classical music, gardening and other outdoor activities. He enjoys serving patients of all ages, but especially likes prenatal care, delivering babies and establishing long-term, caring relationships with young families. He is board certified in family medicine.

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Dr. Wurtz's Care Philosophy

I enjoy helping my patients become healthy and stay healthy and cherish the ability to play a part in the entire family's health care. I have degrees of added expertise in Natural Family Planning Medical Consulting, diabetes care and medical quality. I am an active member of the Catholic Medical Association and am pro-life. I do not prescribe or refer for artificial birth control, abortions, or sterilizations. I practice the full scope of primary care and can take care of other concerns. I enjoy doing prenatal care, delivering babies and taking care of children. I also enjoy treating hormonal/menstrual problems while cooperating with the natural hormones of the menstrual cycle. I believe in promoting the general well-being of patients through goal-oriented lifestyle choices. The doctor-patient relationship must work as a team, creating a care plan for each individual. I believe this is done through appropriate education and treating the whole person rather than the disease process.

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Dr. Wurtz'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
Patient Comments (2)
Lincoln, NE |
I went to Dr. Wurtz on the recommendation of a family member and will never be back. His patient bedside manner is atrocious and he ordered tests I specifically said no to. A few months later I was in the delivery room with my sister as Dr. Wurtz sat on a couch in the LDR looking at real estate properties telling her not to push. My advice, do not establish care with this doctor.
in Dragoon, AZ |
Excellent highly recommended. He listens, genuinely and to help patients to have a quality of life. He was doctor for 8 years and would be if I had not moved.
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Dr. Wurtz was born in Topeka, Kansas, and moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated summa cum laude from Benedictine College, and in 1998, he earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received the Preventative Medicine Award from and completed his family practice residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. In 2000, Dr. Wurtz completed work as a Natural Family Planning Consultant at the Pope Paul VI Institute. Dr. Wurtz was named Assistant Clinical Professor (CS) in the Department of Family Medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine in 2014.

He and his wife, Sarah, are devoted parents of seven children. When not engaged in his medical practice, church or his children's educational activities, Dr. Wurtz enjoys playing and listening to classical music, gardening and other outdoor activities. He enjoys serving patients of all ages, but especially likes prenatal care, delivering babies and establishing long-term, caring relationships with young families. He is board certified in family medicine.

Dr. Wurtz's Care Philosophy

I enjoy helping my patients become healthy and stay healthy and cherish the ability to play a part in the entire family's health care. I have degrees of added expertise in Natural Family Planning Medical Consulting, diabetes care and medical quality. I am an active member of the Catholic Medical Association and am pro-life. I do not prescribe or refer for artificial birth control, abortions, or sterilizations. I practice the full scope of primary care and can take care of other concerns. I enjoy doing prenatal care, delivering babies and taking care of children. I also enjoy treating hormonal/menstrual problems while cooperating with the natural hormones of the menstrual cycle.

I believe in promoting the general well-being of patients through goal-oriented lifestyle choices. The doctor-patient relationship must work as a team, creating a care plan for each individual. I believe this is done through appropriate education and treating the whole person rather than the disease process.

Dr. Wurtz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Nebraska not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Injuries
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Normal Labor
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pregnancy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    St Anthony Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
    Benedictine College

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Treatment
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination