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Lars Rikardsen, MD

Philosophy of Care

Fostering a strong doctor-patient relationship is a privilege and at the core of family medicine. My goal is to work with patients to keep them happy and healthy.



Patient Satisfaction Rating

4.6
Based on 221 reviews

  • General

    SPECIALTIES

    • Family Medicine


    BOARD CERTIFICATIONS

    • Family Medicine


    PATIENTS SEEN
    Accepts both children and adults


    LANGUAGES

    • English


    MEDICAL INTERESTS
    Preventive care, adult diabetes, hypertension, mental health, pediatrics, sports medicine


    PERSONAL INTERESTS
    I enjoy attending concerts, fantasy sports, golf and spending time with family and friends.


  • Education

    EDUCATION
    School University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Graduation Date 05/2015
    Degree Medical Degree

    RESIDENCY
    School MacNeal Hospital
    Title Chief Resident, Family Medicine

  • Memberships

    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Awards and Accolades

    Name Eagle Scout Award
    Date 01/2006

    Name University of Illinois Bronze Tablet Scholar
    Date 01/2011

  • Patient Ratings & Comments

    Patient Satisfaction Rating
    4.6
    Based on 221 reviews

    Rating Categories

    The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.


    Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

    Press Ganey Certified Data Integrity

    Ease of scheduling appointments

    4.6
    220 ratings

    Provider showed concern

    4.6
    220 ratings

    Provider explained things clearly

    4.7
    221 ratings

    Provider included you in decisions

    4.6
    220 ratings

    Likelihood of recommending this provider

    4.5
    218 ratings


    Comments (32)

    Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.


    5.0
    Dec 19, 2019
    Excellent doctor - caring & thorough!  
    5.0
    Dec 16, 2019
    The doctor was very easy to talk with.  
    5.0
    Dec 11, 2019
    I can't pay enough compliments to Dr. Rickardsen. My 3-year old daughter showed up in her doctors uniform and Dr. R spent the time with her to explain what he was doing. He showed her See more  
    5.0
    Nov 22, 2019
    We appreciate *Dr. Rikardsen's willingness to review medications and to make, yet monitor, changes.  
    5.0
    Oct 30, 2019
    I've never been takes care of the way Dr. Rikardsen took care of my concerns and actually listened to what I was feeling and he was great at explaining everything in a way I understood See more  
    5.0
    Oct 17, 2019
    he was very friendly and had a great bedside manner  
    2.3
    Oct 11, 2019
    Dr Lars may be a competent MD but his interpersonal skills are lacking. He is neither warm nor engaging.   
    5.0
    Oct 02, 2019
    A pleasant visit with Doctor!  
    4.5
    Oct 02, 2019
    Dr was very good  
    4.8
    Sep 26, 2019
    I am now torn as to which MD I ask to see in the future...this one or my regular internist. He was very personable and we both appeared to enjoy the appointment.  
    5.0
    Sep 18, 2019
    Dr. Rikardson spent time explaining the my blood work results and what I should be concerned about and what is not a concern. He gave suggestions on how to improve my results as well.  
    5.0
    Sep 15, 2019
    He was friendly, courteous and listened to my problem with concern. when prescribing an antibiotic he understood I didn't want to try new medicine, I just like the old standby because it works with no See more  
    4.5
    Sep 08, 2019
    Nice doctor!  
    4.8
    Sep 04, 2019
    Dr. Lars R. and all the staff were outstanding  
    5.0
    Aug 23, 2019
    Very impressed with his attention to detail and my questions.   
    5.0
    Aug 20, 2019
    Dr. Rickardsen is very competent and thorough  
    5.0
    Aug 20, 2019
    I was impressed that the Dr took time to ask how I was physically and personally. He spent time with me and I felt like he cared about making sure my questions and concerns were See more  
    5.0
    Aug 06, 2019
    We will be back!  
    5.0
    Aug 05, 2019
    this is the second time that I've seen Dr Rikardsen. both times he's been excellent.  
    5.0
    Jul 17, 2019
    Dr. Rikardsen - Very good.  
    5.0
    Jul 16, 2019
    First time seeing this particular doctor. He was very kind & thorough; he gave me good input on my diet/weight goals & challenged me in a positive way.  
    2.5
    Jul 14, 2019
    this is the first time I met the doctor. He seems knowledgeable and answered all my questions.  
    4.8
    Jun 30, 2019
    Docter is very good, kind.  
    5.0
    Jun 26, 2019
    Dr. Lars Rickardsen is very good, kind and friendly.  
    3.8
    Jun 26, 2019
    So I still need to decide if Dr. Rikardsen is going to work out for me. He was a little more rushed. He was OK, For now, I am keeping him.  
    5.0
    Jun 18, 2019
    Good experience.  
    5.0
    Jun 13, 2019
    It was my first meeting with Dr. Rikardsen. Dr. Rikardsen spent a lot of time getting to know me, and he was excellent.  
    5.0
    Jun 13, 2019
    It was a very good experience for both of use. I felt we both were comfortable during the time we had together.  
    5.0
    May 16, 2019
    Dr Rikardsen took as much time as I needed, more than I am used to from doctor visits. He seemed to really care and listen to me, and was patient in explaining the pros and See more  
    4.8
    May 14, 2019
    I have seen dr Fitzgerald for many years. he was not available and yet I was VERY comfortable with Dr Lars  
    5.0
    Apr 29, 2019
    Dr Rikardsen was very easy to work with - - like talking to a friend, but with more medical knowledge  
    2.8
    Apr 18, 2019
    Did not get the feeling provider was really interested in my health and health history.  
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