Dr. Ricky Bare, MD

Dr. Ricky Bare, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
A native of West Jefferson, NC, Dr. Bare completed his undergraduate studies at Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, NC. He remained on the teaching faculty of the Wake Forest University Department of Urology as a member of a Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Team before moving to Asheville. Dr. Bare has practiced urology in Asheville since 1998. Dr. Bare's special interests include the treatment and prevention of kidney stones, the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancer, and vasectomy procedures. Dr. Bare is board certified by the American Board of Urology and is a member of the American Urological Association. Dr. Bare is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

1 Doctors Park

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact Information

(828) 253-5314

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Painful Urination (Dysuria)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Incomplete Circumcision Repair
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urostomy
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • Wake Forest University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • The Brody Sch Of Med At E Carolina Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Bowman Gray School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bare has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bare's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bare to family and friends
3.7
based on 15 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Bare's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Hendersonville, NC |
I have nothing but positive things to say about this doc. He advocated for my husband to get the treatment he needed when there was a discrepancy b/w what the biopsy results showed (insitu) and what the doc had visualized (full tumor). He pushed against Mission and we got the kidney removed. The tumor had grown through the kidney and was making at run at surrounding tissues. It saved my husband's quality of life.
in Asheville, NC |
I am very grateful for Dr. Bear, as his expertise, bedside manner, as well his ability to diagnose my issue and to recommend the right procedure give me the pleasure to recommend him anyone who seeks the confidence of an excellent urologist PMD Shaw...Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC |
Performs inadequate informed consent, exam and gives impersonal post op care.
We are very sorry that your experience with our office was not pleasant. We would like the opportunity to regain your confidence. We take comments like this very serious and will use this as a tool for improvement.
in Barnardsville, NC |
He is the Urologist that my physicans see for themselves. That is good enough for me.
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Bare has admitting privileges

Mission Health
509 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
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