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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 41

2730 W Agua Fria Fwy
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Dr. Richardson's Experience

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Dr. Richardson's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Richardson

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
2730 W Agua Fria Fwy
Phoenix, AZ 85027
The CORE Institute
Sun City West
14520 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 210
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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    Dr. Richardson's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Elbow Replacement
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Replacement Revision
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Partial Shoulder Replacement
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    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Achilles Tendinitis
    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondromalacia of the Patella (Runner's Knee)
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Foot Sprain
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Fracture
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
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    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Shoulder Dislocation
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylitis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
    Graduated in 2005

    Fellowship Hospital

    The Core Institute
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Richardson & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Richardson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.6
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    3.6 out of 5

    Dr. Richardson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.4 out of 5

    9 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.9 out of 5

    9 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.9 out of 5

    9 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

    8 responses

    Experience with Dr. Richardson

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.4 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.6 out of 5

    9 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.6 out of 5

    9 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.6 out of 5

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    Appointments & Offices

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    Is Dr. Richardson accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

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    • Assurant Health
    • AZ Benefit Options
    • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
    • Bankers Life and Casualty
    • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • Benesight
    • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    • Bridgeway Health Solutions
    • Care 1st Health Plan
    • CHAMPVA
    • Chandler Group
    • Cigna
    • CNA
    • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
    • Compusys
    • Conseco
    • CopperPoint Mutual
    • CoreSource
    • CorVel
    • Coventry Health Care
    • CRS
    • Delta Dental
    • EBMS
    • El Paso First Health Plan
    • Employers Dental Service
    • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    • Galaxy Health Network
    • Golden Rule
    • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    • Group Health Cooperative
    • Guardian
    • HAP Insurance
    • Health Net
    • Health Plan of Nevada
    • HealthChoice
    • HealthPartners
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Indian Health Service
    • Integra Physician Network
    • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
    • Lincoln
    • Lovelace Health Plan
    • Lutheran Preferred
    • Magellan Health Services
    • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
    • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
    • Maricopa Health Plan
    • Maricopa Managed Care
    • Marsh Affinity Group Services
    • Medicaid
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Medicare
    • Medlife
    • MedPartners
    • Mercy Care
    • Meritain Health
    • MetLife
    • Midwest Life
    • Monumental Life Insurance Company
    • MultiPlan
    • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
    • National Care Network
    • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
    • Network Platinum Plus
    • New York Life
    • Northwestern Insurance Company
    • One Health
    • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
    • PHCS
    • Phoenix Health Plan
    • Physicians Mutual
    • Pinal/Gila LTC
    • Portamedic
    • Prime Health Imaging
    • Principal Life
    • Private HealthCare Systems
    • Private Small Business Insurance
    • Providence Health Plans
    • Prudential
    • Pyramid Life
    • SCAN Health Plan
    • Secure Care Indemnity
    • Secure Care of America, Inc.
    • Select Med
    • Self Pay
    • Sierra Choice
    • Sliding Scale
    • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
    • Standard Insurance Company
    • Sturm Ruger & Co.
    • Three Rivers Provider Network
    • Today's Options
    • TPA
    • Tricare
    • Triwest
    • Ucare
    • UniCare
    • United American Insurance Company
    • United Healthcare Community Plan
    • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • University Physicians
    • Unum
    • USA Managed Care Organization
    • Veteran Administration Plan
    • Wausau Benefits
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
    • Western Health Advantage
    • Worker's Compensation
    • WPS Health Insurance
    • Yavapai Long Term Care
    • Zenith Administrators Inc
    • Zurich
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    Office Locations

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    2730 W Agua Fria Fwy
    Phoenix, AZ 85027
    (623) 537-5600 (Office)
    (866) 939-2673 (Fax)
    B
    The CORE Institute
    Sun City West
    14520 W Granite Valley Dr Ste 210
    Sun City West, AZ 85375
    (866) 610-1408 (Office)
    (866) 939-2673 (Fax)
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