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Dr. Paul J Ricca Is this you?

About Dr. Paul J Ricca

Dr. Paul J Ricca, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Massapequa, NY. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Ricca is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul J Ricca is Great. Dr. Paul J Ricca has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul J Ricca is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Cardiology Internal Medicine Long Island

510 Hicksville Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758
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Specialties

Dr. Paul J Ricca has the following 1 specialty

  • 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

    6 Expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Heartburn
  • Check-up
  • Immunization
  • Physical
  • Weight Loss

Reviews

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Five Stars

Very good doctor

Easy Appointment
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Five Stars

Been with Dr. Ricca for many years. Excellent.

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20 minutes
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Unacceptable Experience

I would not recommend anyone to Dr. Paul Ricca. Patients are made to wait at least an hour in the waiting room and another half hour in the examening room. And Dr. Ricca spends a total of 5 minutes going taking blood pressure and going over bloodwork results before he rushes off. It is as if the doctor's time is more important than your own. Worse than that, recently the doctor recommended that I take some tests and then he had his assistant call to tell me to come in to discuss the abnormal results. Finding out that test results are abnormal is upsetting enough. When I said I wanted to speak to the doctor on the telephone, I was told I had to schedule an office visit. I called to speak to the doctor twice during that same day and left two messages. The doctor did not call me back until the next day. When I told him how worried I was after hearing the test results were abnormal and asked why he didn't call me back, he said he was too busy and didn't have time. Apparently he thought it was totally acceptable to make me wait until I was able to schedule an appointment, possibly 2 or 3 days later (having to take time off from work), to find out what was wrong with me. And then the icing on the cake was that he told me the diagnosis and suggested that I follow up with one of my other doctors. So why couldn't he take 5 minutes on the telephone the same day to prevent the anxiety that accompanies the ambiguous message that test results are abnormal? What he did to me and what he probably does to all his patients is totally unacceptable. Everyone has the right to common courtesy from their physician.

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60 minutes
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Five Stars
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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Winthrop University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul J Ricca accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice EPO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna NYC Community Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP Preferred PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Cardiology Internal Medicine Long Island, 510 Hicksville Rd, Massapequa, NY
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