Ratings for Dr. Richard J. Settles
Run as fast as you can from these people. Dr. Settles is a nice guy, but his wife who runs the office is dumber than a bag of rocks. She's extremely rude. I've seen her leave people on hold for a long time so she can socialize or polish her finger nails. She doesn't even know what insurance providers they use from day to day. Google "dumb blonde" and 9 times out of 10 her picture will pop up. I've heard its a good place to go if you want your marijuana green card. They don't have the authority to write pain killer prescriptions so they push marijuana. Nice. Nothing against Dr. Settles, he's kind, caring and highly intelligent. But his staff is the absolute worst.
Dr. Richard Settles is a lifesaver! best doctor I have ever met. He helped me get clean and sober and really takes time with each of his patients, hence the reason it takes 30-45 minutes to see him. He takes the time to understand each patients' issue and thoroughly finds the problem and a solution. He wont try to rush you out the door with a half-baked solution. He'll sit and talk with you about each issue and go deeper into each issue until a cure is found. I called Dr. Settles for a Suboxone appointment and was able to see him the same day. And even though I didn't follow his guidelines at first, he helped me turn my life around, and around 6 months later, I am currently living in Denver, Colorado, clean as can be. I recommend Dr. Settles to anyone and everyone! Thank you Dr. Settles and the rest of your staff!
I agree you can sometimes wait forever to see Dr.Settles but I think its mainly its because he takes his time with each and every patient. I have never been to a doctor who seemed to care like he does and he has a great bedside manner in my opinion. I can typically schedule appointments right away which is probably part of why you have to wait so long but overall he is very nice, he listens, is gentle and really seems to care. The staff is OK mainly I think some are just not very well educated in the medical field and they outsource billing so don't even try to ask them a question or bring in an EOB.
My husband and I have been using Dr. Settles for a few years. We grew disenchanted with him and decided to switch to another doctor. We asked that our records ne sent to the new doctor. We couldn't see the new doctor until the end of June, so we went back to Dr. Settles. After being kept waiting for almost an hour, we were informed that they didn't have my husband's records anymore. They lied about what date they sent them because th new doctor told us he hadn't gotten them yet. On top of that they wanted my husband to pay $95 up front. We informed them that our insurance should cover this fee. They wouldn't see my husband without payment. We never saw the doctor. Dr.Settle's staff is very unprofessional. We will never deal with them again.
This doctor is the most caring doctor in the business and in this valley. He goes out of his way to help a patient and to really find out what your problem is. He has helped our family with many various medical problems over the years, some difficult, and has always been correct, and up to date, and extremely well informed. We are all very grateful to him and his office staff.
Dr. Richard J. Settles's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1991)
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