Ratings for Dr. Emilia Ripoll
What a horrible, horrible medical practice this is. Dr. Ripoll has the most unresponsive, uncaring staff I have ever encountered. I obviously made a poor choice six months ago when I began working with them, and I would like to warn off others. There seems to be very little professionalism in this office. Phone calls are rarely answered. Leaving messages often requires a half-dozen or more call backs and frequently those call backs are met again with "please leave a message" voice mails. Last Autumn, Dr. Ripoll was simultaneously treating me for a kidney stone and a cancer scare caused by an elevated PSA. On the kidney stone, she sent me to a butcher shop in Denver called "Kidney Stone Center of the Rockies." You can see my detailed review on their Yelp page. It has been more than four months since my kidney stone surgery and I continue to have lingering pain in the area from either the surgery or the stent. It has been impossible to get any assistance from the doctor who preformed the surgery and nothing but the most superficial concern from Dr. Ripoll. She might be a brilliant medical scholar, but she has left me hanging to deal with the ongoing pain and discomfort since my surgery. The Choices in Health office in general is extremely slow and/or forgetful. Throughout the stressful time of my kidney stone pain and ongoing exams to find the source of the elevated PSA, they consistently withheld or sat on test results. For example it was 17 days after they received my MDX results before Dr. Ripoll finally contacted me. After Dr. Ripoll promised me this would never happen again, they then sat on the results of my very next test (an MRI) for a full week after BCH sent them the results. Per Dr. Ripoll's suggestion, I did a follow-up PSA test last month. Given the frustrations of trying to call her office, I sent them a letter with the PSA results (still elevated) and also to describe the ongoing discomfort from last November's surgery. I also made request for a letter from Dr. Ripoll about the kidney stone surgery so I can apply for a ticket refund on a trip I was supposed to do a few days after surgery. A week after my letter, I received one phone call which I unfortunately missed. After three attempts to call back Choices in Health and getting nothing but voice mail, I gave up and asked them to respond in writing. As usual, no reply, no response, no assistance. There are dozens of urologists in the Denver area. I would strongly recommend to anybody else to try any place but Choices in Health.
Dr.Ripoll is the best Urologist I have been to and I have been to a few. Dr. Ripoll spends all the time you need to listen and make sure you get taken care of. I had a difficult issue that was not easy to diagnose Dr. Ripoll discovered it right off the bat and suggested several options to fix the issue. I will say she is an angel, doctors like this don't come around often. i highly recommend her, the staff is amazing this is an office that goes the extra mile.
I have been going to Dr.Ripoll for 8 years after poor results after bladder reconstruction surgery. Ihave IC, pelvic floor dysfunction, hormone problems & ptrone to frequent UTI's. I've been thru 2 years of PT, pyschotherapy, bladder installations. My main issue has been chronic pain. I was forced on disability after I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by another specialist. I'll never be "cured" but Dr. Ripoll significantly improved my quality of life. It's bern a long process of trial & error, trying different meds & treatments. When I started out, I did have insurance . Was forced on Medicare when I went on Disability
I have had IC a bladder disease for 8 years, I have been to TONS of urologists. None of them even come close to helping me the way Choices in Health has! I see Katrina, the assistant. They are willing to try things out of the box and want to treat all areas of what might be causing your IC. I have never been more impressed with the knowledge of the doctor and the friendliness of the office staff. I am so happy I found this doctor and I pray her practice continues on for many years, she is so caring and wants to help!
Finally a Doctor who listens and is kind and compassionate. I have been struggling with my hormones for years and have seen many physicians that have not made much progress with my symptoms. I went to see Dr Ripoll and she was so kind and just genuinely cares about people. After working with Dr Ripoll and her team, I feel more energized, youthful and have been pain free for the first time in my adult life. I love her holistic approach and I would absolutely recommend her to any male or female trying to balance their hormones.
I am 66 years old and have seen many, many doctors in this trauma filled and body abused ride. Trust me, this is one fine doctor. Thorough, focussed and genuinely interested in the patient's well being. I unreservedly and highly recommend Dr. Ripoll and her staff. She has an awesome sense of humor as well
Dr Ripoll is a gem. She is very interested and compassionate. I am in a long term illness. It is comforting knowing that she will continue to assist me and find the cause of my illness. I am grateful to find a doctor that is integrative and will explore all options. Thank you Dr Ripoll.
Dr. Emilia Ripoll's Credentials
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- University Of Colorado School Of Medicine (Grad. 1984)
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