Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD

Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Richard Wurtz, MD is a family medicine specialist in Lincoln, NE and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in family medicine.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

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

  • Family Medicine

1  Board Certifications

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

257  Conditions Treated


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36  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

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Nebraska.

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.


  • 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
29 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Wurtz'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 (12)

We love Dr. Wurtz! Kind, caring & personalable. Highly recommend him & his staff.
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Dr. Wurtz has been my OB/GYN for all 4 of my pregnancies since September 2014, including my current baby who is due in early June. The reason why I have continued to go to Dr. Wurtz, even after moving to Hastings in August 2017 is I feel that I am a top priority to him as a patient. He has given...more
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We are so thankful for Dr. Wurtz. He is so caring and always does a thorough exam. Both of my kids love going to the doctor now because of him and I'm so thankful that he's been there through my pregnancies. He's unlike many other doctors I have seen and truly takes his time to get to know his...more
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Highly recommend! He is a great doctor. He really listens so that he can help you. He spends the most time that I have ever seen a doctor spend with their patients! Very thorough!
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We love Dr. Wurtz! We have great trust in him as our family doctor. It is worth it to us to drive an hour from out of town to see him. He has been our doctor for 7 years now. We trust his judgement on all medical decisions for our family.
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