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Kathleen Rinkes

Dr. Rinkes is a gynecologist in the Sandusky area. She is affiliated with Firelands Regional Medical Center.
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Dr. Rinkes saw more pregnancy patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more menopause patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more irregular periods patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more menstrual cramps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more bleeding during pregnancy patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more vaginitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw uterine prolapse patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw back pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more vaginal prolapse patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more gestational diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more ovarian cyst patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more infertility patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Rinkes saw premenstrual syndrome (PMS) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more urinary incontinence patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw diabetes patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw gas patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Rinkes saw more endometriosis patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw urinary urgency patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw major depression patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more fibroids patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw anxiety patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw stress incontinence patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw more bleeding after menopause patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw headaches patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Rinkes saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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C-section rate

Dr. Rinkes’s C-section rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
36%
C-section rate
Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

To help you understand how Dr. Rinkes’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Rinkes treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. Rinkes’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rinkes’s C-section rate is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Rinkes’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
35%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Rinkes’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Rinkes’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Rinkes’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Rinkes’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Rinkes sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care
2500 W Strub Rd
Sandusky, OH 44870
1,085 miles away

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Credentials
  • Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2007

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Rinkes is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Firelands Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield