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About Dr. Stephen W Ripple

Dr. Stephen W Ripple, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ, with another office in Glendale, AZ. He has 26 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Ripple is affiliated with John C Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center and Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital & Health Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

33 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephen W Ripple is Good. Dr. Stephen W Ripple has been rated by 33 patients. From those 33 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephen W Ripple is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Phoenix Orthopaedic Consultants

19636 N 27th Ave Ste 401
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Phoenix Orthopaedic Consultants Pc

18699 N 67th Ave Ste 120
Glendale, AZ 85308
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Specialties

Dr. Stephen W Ripple has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Laminectomy
  • Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Bone Fracture

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Dr. Ripple offered mulitple different options for my torn menicus and torn ACL. He was not aggressive and gave me several treatment plans. Very relaxed interactions, I would recommend him to anyone. He made me feel very comfortable.

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One Star

The other reviews here were unfortunately accurate. This Dr. must pay no attention to reviews. I didn't want to see him, based on the reviews here, but my insurance didn't leave me a lot of choices. I waited 1 and a half hours to see him and then he was very dismissive. Brought my MRI but highly doubt that he even looked at it. Gave me a Rx for steroids (for 5 days), which did absolutely nothing and a referral for P.T. I will never see him again...

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My initial consult with this guy was for a lower back problem. I waited 45 min in the waiting room and finally got back to see him and he was in such a hurry that he didn't let me have a chance to really talk or explain much of anything. He was arrogant and didn't seem to care about what I had to say at all. The whole time that he was with me was about 3 min. Tops. He told me that I needed an MRI and that they would be calling me to schedule it. After the MRI I had to go back in to see him. I made my apt for late afternoon and had to take time off from work to get there on time (I was ten min early). I asked the receptionist is he was runny on time and she said that there were 2 people in front of me. I waited and waited and waited. The reception area was filled when I got there and was empty when I finally went to the window to ask if they had forgotten me. They took me back to a room where I then waited about another 30 min. By that time I had waited 1 1/2 hrs. I was furious. When Dr Ripple came in I told him in that my waiting that long was totally unacceptable and his poor time management skills were not my problem. He gave me some excuse about the "Ripple" affect and if my apt would have been earlier I wouldn't have waited so long. What a line of crap. My time is just as valuable as his and I was discussed and furious. They really should have given me my copay back. I would never go back to this Dr. nor would I recommend him to any one else.

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GREAT ORTHO DR FOR MY SON

DR RIPPLE HAD A GREAT CONNECTION WITH MY SON AND TREATED HIM FOR A BROKEN ARM FROM SOCCER, TWICE!! He explained the procedure well, cared about the patient, put all parents at ease and explained the damage and how to repair it. Great interaction. These Docs see alot of people and help the bones to mend correctly. Great work Dr Ripple

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One Star

I fractured my rotator cuff and I feel I am not getting the correct treatment. I am in severe pain that never stops.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    26 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1992

  • Henry Ford Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephen W Ripple accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Whole Health Arizona Care Network
  • BCBS AZ
    • BCBS AZ Alliance Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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