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About Dr. Gregory S Rihacek

Dr. Gregory S Rihacek, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Somerset, NJ. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rihacek is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton and St Peters University Hospital. Dr. Rihacek has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 12 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gregory S Rihacek is Great. Dr. Gregory S Rihacek has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 12 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gregory S Rihacek is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Arthritis Care Medical Center

19 Clyde Rd Ste 101
Somerset, NJ 08873
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Dr. Gregory S Rihacek has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    8 Expertise

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Gout

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Five Stars

Dr Rihacek has done a great job treating my psoriatic arthritis and relieving my pain.I highley recommend him. His staff is great they go out of their way to help me with my treatments and answer all my questions.

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THE office sent a letter to my wife that they were not seeing her any more. but i was seeing him for AS which i need a injection of Enbrel every week to walk. I am in constant pain. I call ed the specialty pharm for a refill . The script had ran out. The pharm call ed the doctors office and they refused the script knowing i need the medicine and that i am crippled. I called the office and they saids they would not give me a appointment or refill my script. This leaving me in pain and un able to walk. You do not let a person go a year and not tell them you cannot see them or fill a a quality of life medicine. The office staff is horrible and polices are not visable. no doctor should leave a patient crippled.

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had to write this

All of the neg reviews show me that the doctor has instructed his staff to do as he says, and to handle the calls. I've been going for a long time, and I to have to wait like everyone else for an appt, and he doesn't like phone visits. So why do ppl have to write what they do. Its a business, and can only see a certain amount per day, cut them all some slack, hes a good doctor, and staff has helped me so often.

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No longer a patient

It doesn't matter how good the doctor is if you can't reach him. I was having a flare up & asked to speak to the doctor. I was told he doesn't diagnose over the phone. & I couldn't get an appointment for several weeks. I wrote a personal letter outlining how rude the staff had been over the years I'd been his patient & this was the final straw. I know 2 other patients who were unhappy & left

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Staff sucks!

Doctor seemed very interested and thoughtful. The staff sucks.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008, 2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Deaconess Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Gregory S Rihacek accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
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Locations & Directions

Arthritis Care Medical Center, 19 Clyde Rd Ste 101, Somerset, NJ


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