Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD

Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(18)
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Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Lincoln, NE. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.Read his story

7121 Stephanie Ln

Lincoln, NE 68516

Contact Information

(402) 484-8383

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Wurtz's Experience

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Wurtz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wurtz "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wurtz "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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Specialties

  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Cervicitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chickenpox
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyshydrotic Eczema
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Impetigo
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Infertility
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nausea
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Normal Labor
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mole Removal
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Treatment
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Benedictine College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • St Anthony Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wurtz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wurtz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wurtz to family and friends
4.4
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (15)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

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...more
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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 accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wurtz has admitting privileges

Bryan Health Medical Center East
1600 S 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
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CHI Health St. Elizabeth
555 S 70th St
Lincoln, NE 68510
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