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About Dr. David J Riopel

Dr. David J Riopel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Franktown, VA, with another office in Cape Charles, VA. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Riopel has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David J Riopel is Great. Dr. David J Riopel has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David J Riopel is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Franktown Community Health Center

9159 Franktown Rd
Franktown, VA 23354
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117 Mason Ave
Cape Charles, VA 23310
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Dr. David J Riopel has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Expertise

    5 Expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Check-up
  • Physical
  • Immunization


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My experience

I have been taking my children to Franktown Community Health Center since the day that they were born. This is where I was also treated throughout my childhood. Before I became a mother, I never thought that it really mattered which doctor a child sees, just aslong as they were taken care of. Since my first born my whole idea of that has completely changed. To get to my point, Dr. David Riopel has been my son's pediatrician, since he was born. And up until now I have loved taking him to see him during his regular check-ups. I once expressed my concerns about my child at a very young age and was given an explanation which gave me a little relief. After about two visits, when asked how he was doing, I expressed to him that there hadn't been much of a change, and I was given the same explanation each time. So, every time after that, I simply told him everything was fine and just decided to deal with it and pray that it would come to past. Most recently a situation occured where I became more concerned and called to schedule an appointment, for my son to be seen again. I must say that the visit was very unpleasant. When i tried to explain why I was so concerned, Dr. Riopel seemed as though he was becoming very frustrated. He constantly cut me off midsentence, his facial expressions did not show that warm and caring look as I am so used to. He kept asking me questions like what do I think is the problem and when I answer his reply was that has nothing to do with that, its not related, etc. If I knew the answer I would have not been sitting in that doctor's office. Needless to say, he made me feel like a total over dramatic, uneducated fool with absolutely no parenting skills. I can honestly say that, I left out of that office with a headache that just wouldn't quit. I am a very loving mother, my kids mean the world to me, and call me over dramatic if you may, but after watching so many different things on the news where these young children and babies are dying every day so unexpectingly, when something like this occurs I'm seek help. I go to sleep and wake up with my child daily, if he doesn't have something going on with him that is so apparent that a doctor would know exactly what is going on, I believe that something such as this would only be noticed by someone that is with him everyday. Therefore, Dr. Riopel should have been a better listener. Patience would have went a long way. Because it definitely seemed liked he was pressed for time. I would have felt alot better if he would have been more compassionate and understanding than he was. It was not only what he said, but how he was saying it. I am never that type of person to "show out" and be rude and nasty to people, but I'm that he could see my frustrations. I have never been the one to give bad reviews or any for that matter, but this experience really blew me away. And I just hope that Dr. Riopel is able to read this and understand that I'm not saying this to hurt him in any kind of way, but hopefully to help him.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David J Riopel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • PHCS PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
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