Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD

Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD


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Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Little Rock, AR and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Rypkema has more experience with Heart Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from LA State Univ medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI St. Vincent Infirmary and Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rypkema to book an appointment.


CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas - Little Rock - Kanis

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(501) 712-3811

CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas - Stuttgart

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(501) 712-3811
CHI St. Vincent Heart Clinic Arkansas - Stuttgart1708 N Buerkle St Stuttgart, AR 72160

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You know what it's like to have a Dr. You feel secure safe keeps you posted on anything that effects your health? Not this Doctor. You've had dye test for bloodclots in legs and heart and you are anxious to hear results from your cardiologist..but no...not this Doctor. The woman who handled the test gave him 4 days...his nurse gave him 6 days. No...not this Doctor. Why no visit why no call? Good news? Bad news? This has gotten stressful. Subpar care is stressful.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
Sep 18, 2021
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Rypkema

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Rypkema treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Rypkema treats other conditions, please contact the office at (501) 712-3811.

Heart Conditions

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Dr. Rypkema is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Dr. Rypkema
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Heart Disease
Sinus Bradycardia
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Very High

Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Rypkema is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Mitral Valve Prolapse
Aortic Valve Disease
Heart Murmur
Very High

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Dr. Rypkema's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Venous Hypertension
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Pattern

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I try to approach my patients like I would a family member. I try to calm their fears. A lot of time when faced with a diagnosis of heart disease patients...Read more


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications


Washington U
Residency Hospital
LA State Univ
Medical School


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD?

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Does Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rypkema has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rypkema frequently treats Heart Conditions and Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Rypkema specializes.

Where is Dr. Scott Rypkema, MD's office located?

Dr. Rypkema's office is located at 10100 Kanis Rd, Little Rock, AR 72205. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rypkema is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary

Little Rock, AR

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

Baptist Health Medical Center - Little Rock

Little Rock, AR

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average