Dr. Ronald Ripps, MD

Dr. Ronald Ripps, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(2)
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Dr. Ronald Ripps founded Connecticut Family Orthopedics in 1975. Specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery and surgery of the hand. He has received training in partial knee replacement and has the most experience in partial knee replacement in the Danbury area. Dr. Ripps attended Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, and was awarded his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1968. Dr. Ripps completed his internship at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC in 1969, and a general surgical residency at Boston City Hospital in 1970. He served from 1970-1972 as Chief Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force. At the conclusion of active duty, Dr. Ripps completed an orthopedic residency at Barnes Hospital Washington University, St. Louis Missouri. Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedics Surgeons, Dr. Ripps is a member in good standing of the American medical Association, the Academy of Orthopedics Surgeons and the New England Hand Society, and the Connecticut State Orthopedic Society. Dr. Ripps is a board Certified Medical Examiner and performs disability evaluations for personal injury and Workers' Compensation cases.

33 Hospital Ave

Danbury, CT 06810

Contact Information

(203) 792-5558

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 23 More

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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more than 67% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 65% of peers
Knee Disorders
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more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ripps "WE want the patient to be an active participant in decisions having to do with their health. Our philosophy is to teach the patient about his/her condition and treatment alternatikves so that he/she can comfortably make an informed decision regarding the most appropriate treatment. I hve no time limit on my patient visits and am willing to take however long it takes for them to learn and understand. I treat all my patients with dignity nd respect regardless of what insurance they have."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Legal Medicine
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Qualified Medical Examiner
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
98

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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

  • Hamilton College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Boston City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ripps has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ripps' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ripps to family and friends
1.0
based on 2 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Ripps Says:

Thank you for spending the time to provide feedback. We feel your information is valuable in helping us hone our skiills and fine tune the direction we are heading. People who have questions or problems can reach me at the office anytime during the week. I am in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If for some reason you can't get through to me, just leave a message to have me call and I should get back within a day.

Dr. Ripps' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    POOR
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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Terrible experience from long wait, long, fumbling and incomplete physical examination. Dr. Ripps was generally unpleasant to the point of rudeness. he was a very poor listener and a poor diagnostician. I am 67 and have multiple orthopedic issues. I would have trouble performing as an orthopedic surgeon so when I say that Dr. Ripps age and infirmity makes it difficult for him to perform as an orthopedic surgeon, one of the medical specialties which require physical dexterity and strength.
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Dr. Ripps accepts 32 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareOregon
    Medicaid
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
    Connecticare HMO
    Connecticare POS
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • Humana
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medica
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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