Dr. Rico Vicente Mendoza, MD


Critical Care Medicine | Male

Lung and Chest Medical Associates 2030 N Church Street Pl Spartanburg, SC 29303 Get Directions
Dr. Rico Vicente Mendoza, MD
Dr. Rico Vicente Mendoza, MD is a critical care medicine doctor who practices in Spartanburg, SC. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Mendoza is affiliated with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System - Pelham Medical Center, Mary Black Memorial Hospital and Spartanburg Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (3)
Spartanburg SC |
Dr. Mendozza unfortunately delivered the news of my father's cancer diagnosis today. He was the most unprofessional and rude doctor I have ever encountered, which was even more upsetting given the poor prognosis he was delivering. He was unkind and made the experience the most unpleasant it could have possibly been for my parents. After informing us he had less than six months to live, he stated that it was "no big deal" to wait another "week or so" for another test in order to begin treatment.
in Lyman, SC |
I'd been diagnosed w/narcolepsy/cataplexy by sev sleep spec in past. I relocated&had to see Mendoza for meds. He insisted on another sleep study. THEN he tells me he won't be giving me any meds bcuz I do not have narco. Got so bad, was sent to see someone at a "new office". his partner. Was asked y I hadn't been compliant'w/my meds.That's when I found out that M had read the wrong sleep study, went back&called in 12 refills, but NEVER notified me! The partner(C) btw, worse if I could imagine
in Spartanburg, SC |
I have seen 3 such specialists over the years,& I was least happy with him. He reversed the finding of sleep apnea of my other 2 doctors, but family members still observe me with breathing stops and snoring. He said I did not sleep long enough to get proper results. I normally sleep 1-2AM to 10-11AM, but the test was inflexible--sleep tested from 10 PM to 5AM only,so of course he didn't get correct results! He also did not treat my asthma and allergies very well. I am changing doctors.
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    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Critical Care Medicine
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Sleep Medicine
    •  Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Sleep Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Acidosis
    • Acute Bronchitis
    • Acute Pharyngitis
    • Alkalosis
    • Asbestosis
    • Asthma
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Bronchiectasis
    • Bronchitis
    • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Cough
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Emphysema
    • Empyema
    • Fungal Infections
    • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
    • Influenza (Flu)
    • Interstitial Lung Disease
    • Low Blood Oxygen Level
    • Lung Abscess
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Lung Nodule
    • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
    • Pneumonia
    • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Insufficiency
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Sarcoidosis
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Sinusitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Thrombosis
    • Tuberculosis
    • Valley Fever
    • Vascular Disease
    • Wegener's Granulomatosis
    • Wheezing


    • Medical School
      University Of Santo Tomas, Faculty Of Medicine and Surgery

      Graduated in 1990

    • Internship Hospital
      Montefiore Med Center

      Completed in 1993

    • Residency Hospital
      Montefiore Med Center

      Completed in 1995

    • Fellowship Hospital
      W Va University

      Completed in 2002

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Filipino
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog

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    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Sleep Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
    • Bronchoprovocation Test
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
    • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
    • Laser Bronchoscopy
    • Management of Mechanical Ventilator
    • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
    • Pulmonary Function Test
    • Respiratory Management
    • Stress Test
    • Thoracentesis
    • Ultrasound, Endobronchial
    • Ventilator Management