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About Dr. David R Riker

Dr. David R Riker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Diego, CA, with other offices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA . He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Riker is affiliated with Vibra Hospital Of San Diego. Dr. Riker has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 9 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David R Riker is Good. Dr. David R Riker has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 9 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David R Riker is 3.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Nr Medical Associates

302 Washington St # 116
San Diego, CA 92103
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Kindred Hospital San Diego

1940 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104
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Tony Tan Nguyen Md Inc

7514 Girard Ave Ste 4
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. David R Riker has the following 3 specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. David R Riker has the following 9 expertise

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cryotherapy
  • Asthma
  • Angiographic Visualization
  • Chest Infection
  • Emphysema
  • Pneumonia

Dr. David R Riker has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. David R Riker is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Reviews

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a.dethtony

needed to see a lung specialist about my nodule. Dr. Riker got me in clinic and did my procedure so quickly. His staff was so courteous. I was treated very well. I highly recommend his care.

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a positive experience

i can say with certainty Dr. Riker is a great listner, cares and understands the needs of his patients. He quickly diagnosed my fathers problems and used the latest technology to improve his health.

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Lazy & Disinterested

This doctor may have a medical degree and maybe some experience, but I don't think he has any interest in helping real people with problems. After taking an abrupt history, he quickly diagnosed me with a vague problem, and left the room without giving me any real understanding of my condition or treatment options. The worst was that he was basically missing during my entire hospital stay and had complete lack of follow-up when I needed him. I do not believe this physician is interested in dealing with patients who have real medical issues at all. Patients are left to feel as though they are nothing more than an inconvenience to him.

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One Star

He was not interested in my father's case other than convincing him to consent to a procedure. Once things went wrong, he was nowhere to be found and left the rest of the team to handle his complications. Luckily my dad pulled through thanks to the staff who demonstrated exemplary medical skills and treated my father and family with respect and compassion. Dr. Riker may have a medical degree but is devoid of any emotion or genuine concern for his patient's well being.

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great experience. I highly recommend Dr. Riker

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Riker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David R Riker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Molina Healthcare
    • Molina Mrktplace CA

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