Dr. Winthrop Risk II, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Risk II

Cedar Rapids Neurologists

811 5th Ave SE Ste 3 Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Dr. Winthrop Risk II, MD is a neurology specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1995 and specializes in neurology.


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Dr. Risk II accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Background Check

3 disciplinary actions Found
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (4/9/2015)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (9/22/2011)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (6/7/2011)View details
1 board action Found
  • Misprescribing or Overprescribing Drugs (9/16/2016)View details
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Dr. Risk II's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Migraine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Risk II treats Migraine more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Risk II treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Basilar Migraine
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Facioplegic Migraine
  • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
  • Headache-Free Migraine
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
  • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
  • Oculomotor Migraine
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Visual Migraine
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Risk II treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Risk II treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Brain Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Risk II treats Brain Disorders more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Risk II treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Risk II's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo

Dr. Risk II's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Risk II

3.9

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(10)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. Winthrop Risk II, MD
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NEVER go to,trust,or put your life in this mans hands. he way over prescribes medications and could care less about you. I was put into a medically induced coma and on a respirator because i was in complete organ shutdown from this man.and yes it was being prescribed too many meds and to many that were all too closely the same. To bad some people cant afford attorney or he'd have another law suit.
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Initial new patient visit approx 3 hrs. The only doctor I've been too that takes his time with you. Has great bedside manner and even takes his time with you on a phone call. Dr. Risk fantastic, knowledgeable and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Risk is one of the best doctors to ever treat me. Extremely thorough, he treats me as an intelligent person with a real neurology problem rather than a malingerer. I would recommend Dr. Risk to anyone facing neurology problems.
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Immediately you can tell this is a physician that this is a physician that cares about his patients. Dr. Risk takes the time to explain everything. he doesn't watch the clock or get yancy because he needs to hurry up to get to the next exam room. I would most definitely recommend this neurologist to anyone who needs to see of position and their specialty. My only wish.......is that there were more doctors like him.
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Dr Risk war very attractive. He ask a lot of questions to dig deep down and get to the issues. He even called me personally several times to check on me and 2 times to give me test result. I believe he has very good bedside manner and will continue to see him in the future. Thank you Dr. Risk for helping me. Alison Driscoll
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Winthrop Risk II, MD is a neurology specialist in Cedar Rapids, IA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School in 1995 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Education

2003
University Of Ia
Fellowship Hospital
2000
So Il Univ School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1996
Siu School Of Med
Internship Hospital
1995
Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Medical School
2003
2000
1996
1995

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Luke's Hospital

Cedar Rapids, IA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2017)