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About Dr. Richard I Rynes

Dr. Richard I Rynes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakewood, WA. He has 53 years of experience. His specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rynes is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center and University Of Washington Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard I Rynes is Good. Dr. Richard I Rynes has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard I Rynes is 2.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Franciscan Rheumatology Associates At St Clare

11311 Bridgeport Way SW Ste 214
Lakewood, WA 98499
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Dr. Richard I Rynes 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard I Rynes has the following 25 expertise

  • Polymyositis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Lupus
  • Amyloidosis
  • Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Bone Diseases
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Spondylolysis
  • Vasculitis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Gout
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia

Dr. Richard I Rynes has 0 board certified specialties

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I was Impressed!

I read some of the other reviews & I was sad to see such negativity! I didn't experience anything like that. Yes the wait was fairly long. However, I was told about this at the time of my making the appointment time. They also explained that they would be sending out a packet that I needed to fill out, prior to the appointment and to give it to the receptionist when checking in. His Nurse(so sorry I forgot to write it down) was very professional & caring. I was given the tought that the time I had waited out in the waiting area was so that Dr Rynes spent the time going over my packet information & the info from my referring Doctor. When Dr Rynes came into the room he was focused on me & my issues. I felt that he was well informed & treated me with kindness while being very professional. For my 1st appt., Dr Rynes made me feel like he was concerned about what my body has been putting me through.He explained to me about the blood tests he had ordered for me and the xrays that were needed. He also referred me to a Podiatrist for my flat feet, which none of my many other Doctors had mentioned, that could be part of my problem of having so much pain in my back, hips & legs! I was very impressed with the way I was treated & the continued care I was offered & the quickness by his staff to make my next appt. Very professional caring clinic! Thank you this was at the Gig Harbor location!

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Worst ever

The worst most non caring doctor I have ever had. I have been dealing with lupus for ten years. I have been with this doctor for around 3 years. These past 3 years have been some of the worst of my 37 years of life. My last visit I was in so much pain I needed help from the car to his office. Well old office when I got there I found he had moved to a new office. Thanks for letting patients know. So get to the new office still with help. Get in to see him. His staff set the appointment at 4:45 closes at 5. He comes in looking at his whatch. He sees how much pain I am in and my best friend even told him how hard it is for me to move. He looks at the time again and says the pain is all in your head. You are depressed. End of appointment. He may have 47 years of experiance but his knowladge of what he treats is limited to only what he learned in school 47 years ago.

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Tried to get appointment 2 months ago and no call back. Tried again last Friday and says they are open til 5 but nobody answers the phone @ 3:30. Left message and no call back. Rated 1 star because can't even get an appointment. I am done with them.

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One Star

In my opinion, he and his nurse were both terrible. He actually laughed at a question I asked (which I found out later was completely valid..!) and was very condescending. He appeared to have no sympathy or interest in really treating or following my condition. Do NOT go to him if you have Fibromyalgia! In addition, his nurse was extremely rude and gave my discharge instructions loudly in the lobby! A complete lack of patient privacy and confidentiality. Would definitely not recommend to anyone!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    53 Years Experience

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1965

  • University Of Michigan Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard I Rynes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
    • Group Health Coop Core
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • ODS
    • Moda Health First Choice Network
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network

Locations & Directions

Franciscan Rheumatology Associates At St Clare, 11311 Bridgeport Way SW Ste 214, Lakewood, WA


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