Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD

Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 68
(32)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Simon Ritchken, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

4282 Genesee Ave Ste 103

San Diego, CA 92117

Contact Information

(858) 292-0108

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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Constipation
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

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

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Pyloromyotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • U Cape Town
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ritchken has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ritchken's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ritchken to family and friends
4.8
based on 32 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Ritchken's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

San Diego, CA |
Very knowledgeable doctor. Really knows his stuff. Just brilliant!!!
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San Diego, CA |
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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in San Diego, CA |
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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in San Diego |
New patient. First visit was very positive experience. He was very thorough, personable, and put my mind at ease that I may finally get some answers.
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I called his office to make an appointment based on all the reviews, got voice mail, left a message. They left a message back. I returned the call, another voice mail. Over a day later I am still waiting to be called back. Oh, when I did not hear back by late afternoon, I called again this morning,...more
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Dr. Ritchken accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Ritchken has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
9888 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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