Kim L. Rickert, MD

Guthrie Provider


Care Provider Overall: 
Provider Reviews: 
  • Clinical Details
  • Education
  • News & Video
Hospital Privileges: 
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital
Clinical Interests: 
  • Adult degenerative back problems and disc disease
  • Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
  • Brain trauma
  • Brain tumors
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Cavernoma
  • Cerebral aneurysm
  • Cerebral bypass surgery
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cranial trauma
  • Endovascular neurosurgery
  • External carotid-internal carotid bypass
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Moyamoya
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurosurgery for cerebrovascular disease
  • Neurotrauma
  • Open neurosurgery
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spinal tumors
  • Thoracic disc herniation
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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  • Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliate Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • American Board of Neurosurgery
  • Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (Neurosurgery)

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

Guthrie Patient: February 2019
Excellent through the whole procedure.
Guthrie Patient: February 2019
Dr. Rickert always spends as much time as I need to give full explanations and prognosis. When my husband has accompanied me she has included him in the whole conversation and made sure that his questions and concerns were fully addressed. I hope never to have to have surgery again, but she would be my only choice if I do need anything in the future. I would highly recommend her.
Guthrie Patient: February 2019
no discussion about pain management unrealistic washing instructions
Guthrie Patient: December 2018
All was good...
Guthrie Patient: October 2018
Dr. Red ickert has exceeded my expectations with each visit. My husband has accompanied my to my pre and post-op visits. She has patiently answered all of our questions. The best part is not having back pain any more!! I never want to have back surgery again, but I wouldn't hesitate to go to her again if needed.
Guthrie Patient: September 2018
*Kim has been a life saver for me!
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
Best Dr at Guthrie I've ever been to see.
Guthrie Patient: August 2018
Seemed to be in a hurry.
Guthrie Patient: May 2018
Dr. Rickert is very caring person. I highly recommend her.
Guthrie Patient: April 2018
I was very impressed with her. Kind; friendly; knowledgeable; and able to explain in words I could understand.