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Dr. Wendy Ripple, MD

Pediatric Dermatology ·  Female · Age 51

Dr. Ripple

Pediatric Dermatology Associates of Erie

3211 Liberty St Ste 302 Erie, PA 16508

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Dr. Wendy Ripple, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pediatric dermatology and pediatrics.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews

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Dr. Ripple accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Ripple's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ripple treats Molluscum Contagiosum Infection more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Ripple treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dermatitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ripple treats Dermatitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Ripple treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Fungal Infections
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ripple treats Fungal Infections more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Ripple treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Ripple's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Treatment
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atypical Mole
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sore
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Erythema Multiforme
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Eczema
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Eczema
  • Hemangioma
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Infantile Psoriasis
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Milia
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Purpura
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Seborrhoea
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment
  • Warts

Dr. Ripple's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ripple

3.2

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
48%
(12)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
4%
(1)
2 Stars
4%
(1)
1 Star
40%
(10)

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Dr. Ripple is NOT a board certified dermatologist. Would never recommend someone who misleads patients and the community.
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The office staff are very rude. They do not care to listen to your requests and concerns. There is no flexibility in this office. The office atmosphere is cold and uncaring. Customer service simply doesn’t exist here. After several years of just accepting the rudeness and cold atmosphere I am taking my daughter’s care to a new dermatologist. It’s unfortunate that the physician’s reputation and customer service is reflective from her office staff.
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My daughter's dermatologist left Erie & we needed to find new doctor fast to continue her medication. Office was extremely accommodating & got her appointment fast. The doctor is very nice & knowledgeable. She explained things that previous doctor did not. Office staff friendly as well. Great experience overall.
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Office staff very rude and unprofessional. Dr. Ripple doesn't do anything about it because the main guy working at the front desk is her husband or actually they do something, they treat you way worse when you voice your concerns. If I could give them zero stars, I would. Not a very patient oriented preactice. I will not recommended this place.
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Kind and caring in a professional environment. She is very knowledgeable and will go into great detail to explain the diagnosis and treatment plan. My children are happy to go to their appointments to see Dr Ripple. Her staff are helpful and courteous contrary to what the other reviews on this site say. The office is clean and
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Terrible experience :( The office staff treated my family very poorly. Very rude and unprofessional. When their behavior is pointed out they become even worse. After discussing with the physician my concerns about the poor conduct of her staff...she supported them. Very sad for a pediatric office.
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My son has eczema and Dr. Ripple has been wonderful. If you follow her care plan it works. Its not a quick fix but over all my sons quality of life is much better after her.
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Our first appointment was fair with ample explanation to the rash my daughter was experiencing. However, when I called to discuss a concern, several days later, I was not allowed to speak with the dr., email the concern, or get into a patient portal. In fact, there was no other way to contact the dr. except with an appointment. Their office ours are very limited, their reception staff is rude and not considerate of patients concerns or questions.
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Dr. Ripple herself is a nice person. Her office staff, leaves a lot to be desired. My wife, who is a school teacher, took an afternoon off of work to take our two children to Dr. Ripple. My wife got lost and called the office to ask for directions. They were very rude to my wife on the phone, stating that she would not make it time before they closed. My wife's appt was at 3:30 and they told her she would not make it in time and would have to reschedule. This, after driving 45 minutes!
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very terrible.they don't listen to patients and are not willing to clarify any doubt. Very bad overall grading and makes the network looks bad.Will not recommend any one to this crazy location.staff are even worse.not friendly and the Dr takes side with the office staff
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Biography

Dr. Wendy Ripple, MD is a pediatric dermatology specialist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med in 1993 and specializes in pediatric dermatology and pediatrics.

Specialties

  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

Children's Hsp Pittsburgh
Residency Hospital
1993
Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med
Medical School
1993

Awards