James V. Rider, DO

4.0 out of 5 
Office Location:
The University of Kansas Health System Valley Falls


403 Sycamore St
Valley Falls , KS 66088
Phone: (785) 945-3263
Fax: (785) 945-3902
Family Medicine
Primary Care
Hospice and Palliative Care
Wound Care


The University of Kansas Physicians Topeka

Education: Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Mount Clemens General Hospital
Certifications: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Dr. Rider believes in helping his patients take an active role in their healthcare. He’s committed to providing the best and most advanced care possible so that his patients can live happily and comfortably. Dr. Rider attended the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed an internship at Mt. Clemens General Hospital. He specializes in geriatrics, specifically conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as hospice and palliative care. Outside the office, he’s teaching his grandchildren how to play chess.

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I have been a patient of Dr. Rider for 9 years. I truly appreciate everything he has done for me along my Health Care journey. I am disabled and rely on caregivers for transportation to appointments. I also live with my sister who is frail in health and requires assistance. Dr. Rider and his team has always gone above and beyond to assist me with my situation. The entire team is friendly, and kind and I have built relationships with all of them. Jennifer is the office manager has been very kind and understanding of my situation and need for care. The professionalism and willingness to go above and beyond gives me piece of mind each day. Thank you so much for everything you do for everyone. J Sumpter

   — Jo Sumpter


Dr. Rider and his team are amazing! My dad hadn’t been seen by the doc in several years but was worked in promptly to the clinic on a Wednesday evening, referred and seen by a specialist that same week and received the care he needed in a matter of a couple of weeks. While other doctors were putting him off for months, Dr. Rider made sure my dad was taken care of right away! Forever grateful for this level of care.

   — Shannon Ferguson


Dr.. Ryder is a very caring doctor and has his patients best care at heart. The office staff is very caring and helps you in any possible way.The nurses are remarkable and they truly enjoy their job. In these difficult times you can count on this doctor and staff to be there for you. Now is the time we need strong/trusting relationships with our Health Care team.

   — Jo Sumpter


I had a wart removed. I was called into the exam room as soon as I arrived and Dr. Rider was with me in just a few minutes with the procedure done in a timely manner.

   — Susan Ryan


Very good doctor but the ladies he works with are the BEST. They are always patient, kind and helpful. Great staff.

   — Ursula Key


Great doctor and staff! Listens to his patience, has good bed side manners. Would highly recommend him. He stays open on Saturday, and don't know of any doctors that do that. Dr. Rider has delivered over 3,000 babies. He could retire if he wanted to, but he doesn't.

   — Dusty Wolf

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