Ryan W. Ridley, MD

Otology, Otolaryngology

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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Ryan W. Ridley, MD

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

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About Me

"I enjoy seeing patients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics! I believe that no matter your age, race or religion, all patients deserve to be treated with compassion and respect. I try to live with the attitude portrayed in one of my favorite bible verses, Colossians 3:23: 'Whatever you do, do it with all your heart as working for the Lord, not for men.'"

Having grown up in a military home, Dr. Ryan Wintrell Ridley is a Virginia native raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, although he has seen, lived and called multiple places home. Ridley moved to Washington, D.C. to attend Howard University. After graduating with honors, Ridley completed medical school, followed by internship and residency training in otolaryngology, at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas – where he also met Tricia Ridley, his wife and fellow health care provider.


During residency training, Ridley developed a fascination with inner ear diseases and surgery, and thus, he completed a clinical fellowship in otology at the prestigious Silverstein Institute in Sarasota, Florida.  Upon completion of fellowship training, Ridley returned to the Houston area and worked in private practice for eight years prior to joining Houston Methodist. 


Underneath the white coat, Ridley is a devoted husband and father to three.  Dr. Ridley and his family love adventures, which have included travels around the world to Spain, Trinidad, Thailand and more.  When the family is not traveling, Ridley and his wife are chauffeurs for their kids to dance, baseball, and soccer practices and events. 


Ridley’s parents instilled the work ethic he uses today and “to always set the example,” as his father used to tell him as a child. They also impressed upon him to do everything to the glory of God. Ridley strives to exude these mindsets in his daily life and in his work here at Houston Methodist.

Clinical Interests

Vertigo, balance, inner ear disorders

Meniere's disease

Adult and pediatric hearing loss


Tympanic membrane perforation

Cholesteatoma/chronic ear infection

Eustachian tube dysfunction

Cochlear implants

General pediatric and adult ENT

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Military TRICARE-East Region
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare Railroad
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
ProCare Medicare Advantage
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude | Howard University | 2002
University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston | 2006
Otolaryngology | University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston | 2011
Otology | Silverstein Institute/Ear Research Foundation | 2012
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Medical Office Building 2, 18100 Houston Methodist Dr., Ste 220, Nassau Bay, TX 77058
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    Dr. Ryan W. Ridley and/or office staff speak English and Spanish