Ratings for Dr. Steven E. Ryan
Ryan seems capable of dealing only with sniffles and sneezes, not the more complex issues involved in medical care. After being brushed off by him (he told me my problem was due to aging), I went to a family nurse practitioner who immediately told me I was suffering from a typical side effect from one of my meds. I was put on a new med, and the problem was alleviated within two weeks. Ryan seems to have no innate curiosity or real interest in his profession or patients. Seek help elsewhere.
We began seeing Dr Ryan 18 years ago. He has at times been brisk, but will listen carefully if you have a serious concern. He does get impatient when we don't follow his advise, but he understands that we aren't always ideal patients. He has been extremely kind, and patient with my mother's illness, and even if he is falling behind, he has set aside that chart and laptop to listen closely and reassure us. He could be perfect, but then he wouldn't be our doctor.
Staff is awesome. Dr Ryan is very condescending and not willing to be your doctor if you do not meet the strict guidelines he wants you to follow. His laptop is more interesting than what the patient is saying. At least he let's you know he has no interest in being your doctor if you don't quit your job to do what he wants you to do.
Good family doctor-have seen him for a variety of issues-always has suggestions and answers for my questions on my health. Have never been talked down to and the staff has always been very pleasant. Wait times have varied but never too long considering it is a doctors office and things happen to make appointments go longer than expected. A+.
I have seen this doctor a few times and I must say that every time it has been a bad experience. The staff was really nice and professional although Dr. Ryan himself was not. I did not feel as though he was listening to me at all ever as his face was always looking down at his laptop, I never really had much eye contact. He would cut me off when I had further questions that I wanted addressed as he was running behind with his other patients. Um.. excuse me but I waited almost a hour to be seen for 7 mins?? I was in the office one day and the office manager came in and the way she was talking to the staff made me feel as if no one there knew what they were doing and seeing her in person put a face to the rudeness I got on the phone when dealing with a bill that was not submitted properly to my insurance. Also I had a appt one day, I came in made my copay and waited 45 minutes and then the staff informed me that he was not coming in that day so I rescheduled and they made me pay again!!!
Dr. Ryan has been my Doctor for over 15 years.. I have had many issues, both physical and mental issues.. He always has time for me, he always listens to my problems does anything and everything he can to help me. He is also humble, he has told me more than once that if my problems are too complex for him, he will send me to an expert... He is not only my Doctor, he is my family's doctor.
I went to Dr. Ryan from 1998 to 2010 and I decided to change. When I go to the doctor, which is for yearly physicals and maybe an occasional cold, I want someone who acts like they care about you. He seems more interested in putting data into the laptop. His staff attempted to take my blood and didn't even have a table to draw it and it was all very uncomfortable and unprofessional. Stuck me several times and didn't get the draw. One time I went to him asking his advice about some anxiety I was experiencing and he asked me why I thought I didn't have mental illness since a couple of my sisters had taken antidepressants intermittently in their lives (for anxiety). I just thought it was rude. I wouldn't take myself or my kids to see him for these reasons.
Dr. Steven E. Ryan's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Rush Medical College Of Rush University (Grad. 1987)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- BCBS Illinois
- Coventry Health Care