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Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Ritchken

Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from U Cape Town in 1973 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Ritchken accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Ritchken's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritchken treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ritchken treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Reflux Esophagitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritchken treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ritchken treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Esophageal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ritchken treats Esophageal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ritchken treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ritchken's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Roundworm
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from U Cape Town in 1973 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

Baylor College Of Med
Residency Hospital
1973
U Cape Town
Medical School
1973

Awards

Dr. Ritchken's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ritchken

4.8

Based on 35 reviews

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Dr Ritchken's is a brilliant doctor with 40 years of experience and great bedside manner. Dr. Ritchken went above and beyond by even returning same day to redo a procedure (that couldn't be completed fully on the first try) to accommodate patient’s request. Most doctors would reschedule instead....Read More
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I am 25, younger patient of his. Very smart and helpfull any time you are in need of. Also a comedian..fortunate to have him as my dr.
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Very knowledgeable doctor. Really knows his stuff. Just brilliant!!!
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Dr. Ritchken is very thorough and competent - he has a very good bed-side manner. I will go to him for my next colonoscopy.
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Very thorough and driven to be focused to get to teh bottom of the condition. I was in good health within weeks after my first visit on a friend's recommendation. Too bad - I cannot have him as my PCP.
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