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Dr. Stephen J Riddel has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
Dr. Stephen J Riddel has the following 11 expertise
- Pap Smear
- Hot Flashes
- Birth Control
- Pelvic Exam
- Menstrual Pain
- Child Birth
- Women's Health
Dr. Stephen J Riddel has 0 board certified specialties
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Been to Riddel for my first 2 prenatal appointments and each time have waited over 2 hours for my 10 minute appointment. And not only that but he openly jokes that you will be waiting and might as well "bring a sack lunch and hang out a while". I work in the medical field and have patients of my own to see. This doctor is unacceptable.
I recently went to this doc and found that I had to wait 3-4 hours for my appointment. I was told that I needed to have my uterus taken out because he saw endometriosis on his ultrasound (the ultrasound looks like its older than I am and I am 33). I went to get a second opinion from another doctor who did a laparoscopy and cured my pain. He said I didn't have any endometriosis but I had some scar tissue. I asked why Dr. Riddel would have said that I have endometriosis on my ultrasound, and he said that you can't see endometriosis on ultrasound and that he probably just wanted my money. I used to go to Dr. Doyle when he was alive, but since then things have gone down hill in McAlester. Dr. Riddel has ran off 4 OB/GYN's since Dr. Doyle passed away. I won't go back to Warren Clinic. Its better to drive 2 hours to Tulsa or OKC for care.
Dr. Riddel is THE best doctor for OB/Gyn. I wouldn't want to see anyone else. I have been a patient of his for over 20 years and he is the only doctor I see regularly. I realize that he is very much in demand AND most importantly he is an OB doctor. He cannot predict when someone is going to go into labor and he will be called to deliver a baby. This causes his patients waiting for an appt either to wait or reschedule. I always just bring a book and plan for an afternoon of reading just in case. Also, for the last 5 months he has been the ONLY OB/Gyn in McAlester. He always takes care of his patients and he makes you feel like you are important. He insists your wishes are carried out by office staff, hospital staff and even family members of the patient. He has delivered my babies, provided birth control, did yearly exams and most recently a hysterectomy. I cannot speak highly enough of the man. He has always been accurate, kind, funny, and caring.
I was seeing this doctor for my prenatal, but he made me wait for over 4-5 hours on a regular basis. I talked to friends, and they told me that he comes in at 11-12 for an 8:30 appointment. After waiting for him for such a long time, I then get a smug look and 2 minute visit before he leaves without answering any questions because he is running late. I left his practice and went to another doctor and they are on time and courteous and explain all my questions. I would not go to this doctor...he just wants your money!!!
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
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 (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.
33 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Dr. Stephen J Riddel accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS OK BlueChoice
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Community Care PCC
- CommunityCare PPO Standard Network
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsWarren Clinic of Medical Center Alester, 1401 E Van Buren Ave, McAlester, OK
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