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About Dr. Richard W Farnam

Dr. Richard W Farnam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in El Paso, TX. He has 17 years of experience. His specialties include Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Farnam is affiliated with Las Palmas Medical Center. Dr. Farnam has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

130 Ratings with 82 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard W Farnam is Excellent. Dr. Richard W Farnam has been rated by 130 patients. From those 130 patients 82 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard W Farnam is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Texas Gynecology And Laser Surgery Center Pa

1700 N Oregon St Ste 520
El Paso, TX 79902
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Specialties

Dr. Richard W Farnam has the following 3 specialties

  • Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Expertise

    14 Expertise

  • Women's Health
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Infertility
  • Breast Exam
  • Female Infertility
  • Birth Control
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Pap Smear
  • Hot Flashes
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Ultrasound
  • Menopause
  • Pelvic Exam
  • Menstruation

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Reviews

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Dr. Farnam gave me my life back!

Dr. Farnam performed a total hysterectomy on me over a year ago. Prior to that, I had been complaining of pelvic pain to numerous doctors for over a year, I had been to several different therapy centers and taken countless medicines to no avail. Being in constant pain had taken a toll on my mind, my body, my daily life at work, and most importantly at home with my family. I went in to see Dr. Farnam and he and his staff took the time to listen, really listen to my concerns and complaints of the pains I was having and gave me a list of options I had to try to resolve my issue. I opted to have a total hysterectomy. A couple of days after my surgery, I contacted Dr. Farnam's office to ask a question about a medicine he had prescribed, the office staff was wonderful! They transferred me over to the nursing staff immediately and she answered all my questions. As silly as this may sound, they made me feel as if I was Dr. Farnam's ONLY patient, and THAT is pretty darn good! However, the topper was a week after the surgery when my children said to me, "Mom, it's good to have you feeling better....we'd missed you."

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Best doctor i ever had

So i have endometriosis and with my husband being in the military we are always moving and finding new doctors all over again. I remember i read Dr Farnam reviews before schedule an appointment and all i read was good things about him. I have to say i was not disappointed at all after the first visit. I went to his office feeling hopeless and in severe pain from about 5 months before and after visiting 6 different doctors without a solution. After that first appointment i knew he was the right Dr for my condition. Him is very patient explaining everything and procedures and answering every question i had. I had surgery with him a month ago where he excised endo tissue, took my appendix out and presacral neurectomy and I'm feeling better than ever! Recovery it was very easy and within a couple of days i could feel the huge difference and notice my pain was finally gone. Like i told him in the post op he gave me my life back. Him and his staff including Donna the manager went above and beyond making sure i got my surgery done and everything was right due to some problems from my stupid insurance. Dr. Farnam is the best dr i ever had and would definitely travel from wherever we are to have surgery done with him again. Thank you and all your staff for being so nice and professional.

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A DOCTOR,S CHOICE FOR SURGERY

I am a GYN surgeon from the East Coast. When I found out that I had to have surgery, I immediately knew I wanted the best surgeon to perform it. My husband and I did some research and everything we came up with pointed to Dr. Richard Farnham. So off to El Paso we went. His office staff organized everything and they were so pleasant and easy to work with. We immediately felt comfortable after meeting him. He listened to our concerns and answered all of our questions. We never felt rushed. The morning of surgery he prayed with my husband and myself, which was very important to me. The surgery went great. I left from the recovery room and stayed for two days in a nearby hotel to recover before leaving to fly home. Dr. Farnham even called us at home to check up on us. No one ever wants to have surgery, but if you need it, Dr. Farnham was hands down the perfect choice for me. You will never regret placing your health in his hands.

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His patients don't know just how lucky they are!

I knew I needed a hysterectomy and my friend's husband who is a physician recommended Dr. Farnam. I felt confident in my decision to see him after reading several reviews and finding out that people come from other cities just to see him. His office staff is very friendly and easy to work with as every time I go in I have my 3yr old with me and they are very helpful. His award winning expertise with the Da Vinci had me convinced I was in the right hands. I watched the surgery on Youtube (they go through your belly button and an incision on each side of your lower abdomen) so I was familiar with the procedure and what to expect after surgery. What caught me by surprise was his talent in reconstructing the belly button! Let me explain. After having 4 children and losing the baby weight I had a tummy tuck in 2015. After surgery and years later I was walking around with a tiny hole where my belly button once was. It looked very fake. After preforming my hysterectomy Dr. Farnam recreated my belly button and 8 weeks later I have a natural looking belly button! I think many of his patients don't even realize just how lucky they are. Most doctors, including board certified cosmetic surgeons do not possess this talent! (I have a little hood and everything!) Surgery went great, post op went great, I'm walking away with a natural looking belly button... I am very thankful I chose Dr. Farnam. I am even going to stay on and get my annual exams there as well.

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His patients don't know just how lucky they are!

I knew I needed a hysterectomy and my friend's husband who is a physician recommended Dr. Farnam. I felt confident in my decision to see him after reading several reviews and finding out that people come from other cities just to see him. His office staff is very friendly and easy to work with as every time I go in I have my 3yr old with me and they are very helpful. His award winning expertise with the Da Vinci had me convinced I was in the right hands. I watched the surgery on Youtube (they go through your belly button and an incision on each side of your lower abdomen) so I was familiar with the procedure and what to expect after surgery. What caught me by surprise was his talent in reconstructing the belly button! Let me explain. After having 4 children and losing the baby weight I had a tummy tuck in 2015. After surgery and years later I was walking around with a tiny hole where my belly button once was. It looked very fake. After preforming my hysterectomy Dr. Farnam recreated my belly button and 8 weeks later I have a natural looking belly button! I think many of his patients don't even realize just how lucky they are. Most doctors, including board certified cosmetic surgeons do not possess this talent! (I have a little hood and everything!) Surgery went great, post op went great, I'm walking away with a natural looking belly button... I am very thankful I chose Dr. Farnam. I am even going to stay on and get my annual exams there as well.

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15 minutes
Easy Appointment
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Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009, 2011, 2010)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2013, 2014, 2016, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2013, 2012, 2014, 2015)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2011, 2013, 2008, 2016, 2010, 2015, 2014)

    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 - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (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. Farnam is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    17 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 2001

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard W Farnam accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Texas Gynecology And Laser Surgery Center Pa, 1700 N Oregon St Ste 520, El Paso, TX

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