Dr. Scott Rickert, MD

Dr. Scott Rickert, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Scott Rickert, MD is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

240 E 38th St Fl 14

New York, NY 10016

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
  • Craniofacial Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Sleep Medicine Otolaryngology

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Airway Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Adenoid Infection
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Cleft Lip
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cleft Palate
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deformities of Auricle or Pinna
  • Dentofacial Anomalies
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hyperacusis
  • Jaw Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Mandibular Hypoplasia
  • Maxillary and Malar Fractures
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Motion Sickness
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tongue-Tie
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing


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  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cleft Palate Repair (Palatoplasty)
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Frenectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell/Columbia)
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • New York Center For Voice and Swallowing Disorders
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rickert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rickert to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Rickert'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 (13)
New York, NY |
A compassionate, interested, very capable Dr. Did a tonsilectomy for my son at age 3 and has changed his life! He had sleep apnea and is now able to breath. Thank you Dr Rickert!
Brooklyn, NY |
Dr. Rickert (and his staff) took incredibly good care of our daughter (having surgery on her neck at 2yrs), and was extremely helpful in explaining everything to us. Everyone was informative, accommodating, and ready to answer questions in the clearest way possible. After being referred to him by a number of other doctors, by the end of our first appointment with Doctor Rickert, I was surprisingly comfortable with the idea of my girl having surgery, if Dr. Rickert and his team were handling it.
New York, NY |
Dr. Rickert is a wonderful doctor that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a pediatric ent. He is not only great at what he does but he is warm and kind, which is a must when working with children. His bedside manner is lovely. My special needs son was comfortable and calm in Dr. Rickert's presence, which was an incredible relief, and he spoke directly to him in a gentle and patient way. He performed a adenoidectomy on my son and much to my surprise my son felt well immediately after.
in Richmond Hill, NY |
Dr. Rickert surgically corrected my deviated septum around 2 years ago. He normally operates mostly on children, but he agreed to operate on me. It turned out to be the luckiest thing that could have happened to me. Dr. Rickert was so nice, and his surgical work was outstanding. My entire life has changed since that operation, because I can breath well through my nose and I now have stamina when I exercise. I feel so much more comfortable and happy. I'm so grateful!
in New York, NY |
Dr Rickert is fantastic. From my first appointment through to my post-op, he was clear, helpful, kind, and thorough. I had a deviated septum and sinus surgery which not only went well, I had an amazing quick recovery bc of the care and attention he paid during the surgery. His surgical team was wonderful, also explaining everything clearly and being very good at their job while also treating me very well with kindness and caring. I would highly recommend him and his team!
in Dobbs Ferry, NY |
By far and away one of the most compassionate, caring and wonderful doctors I have ever had the privilege of meeting. He takes his time with each patient and makes you feel so comfortable.
in New York, NY |
I have a daughter with chronic medical conditions and there have been way too many doctors and doctor visits in her young life. I can truly say that Dr. Rickert is one of the best doctors we have seen. He is clearly an expert in his field, yet he respects and values parent input into the decision-making process. He has also gone out of his way to ensure that my daughter's difficult procedures have been done with as little extra stress for her as possible. He is a great doctor and a lovely man.
in New York, NY |
Top notch, highly recommend. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Rickert who treated and performed surgery on my 14 month old son. Ear tubes & adenoidectomy. He is thorough, compassionate, easy to talk to, explains his approach, a natural with babies and their parents. Most impressive still is that he pulled out all the stops to perform surgery on my son in a prior to a trip we had booked in order to ensure he was comfortable during the flight. A great guy, a great & capable surgeon.
Saddle Brook, NJ |
Great doctor, wonderful with my toddler. Doesn't take most insurance, so he gets expensive.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Rickert performed a partial tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy on my 8 year old son after we received a diagnosis of mild-moderate sleep apnea. He is an excellent doctor. Great bedside manner. Caring, thorough, excellent with kids. I felt he was a perfect mix of medical expertise/quality training and a modern friendly demeanor. My son's recovery was quick and he doesn't sound like an elephant when he sleeps now. Would recommend Dr. Rickert to anyone.
in New York, NY |
My son had a tonsillectomy with Dr. Rickert last Friday. He recovered so fast that I can't believe it. Dr. Rickert is very nice. He responded very fast when we had question and he was very helpful. I already recommended him to my friends.
Richmond Hill, NY |
Dr Rickert is a good doctor. He knows his stuff really well. I am disappointed that after leaving messages for about 2 weeks, he hasn't called me back about my results of a nasal swab he did on me. Turned out I may have had a bacterial infection after calling my GP up. I understand Dr Rickert is a very busy doctor, but he should have taken the time to call back with results.
in Staten Island, NY |
Dr.Rickert is amazing! My daughter came home from her complete tonsillectomy like she didn't even have surgery! I highly recommend Dr. Rickert to anyone in need of an ENT
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Dr. Rickert accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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