Dr. Paul D. Richards, MD

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Specializes in Oncology • Male • Age 61

1900 Electric Rd # 100
Salem, VA 24153
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Dr. Richards:

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Dr. Richards' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Lewisgale Medical Center
1900 Electric Road
Salem, VA 24153

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Richards

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Blue Ridge Cancer Care
Medical Office Building-West
1900 Electric Rd # 100
Salem, VA 24153
Lewis-Gale Cancer Cre Cntr Plsk
HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF
1900 Electric Rd
Salem, VA 24153
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    Dr. Richards' Experience

    Specialties

    • Oncology
    • Medical Oncology

    Board Certifications

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Oncology
    1
    • Bone Marrow Biopsy
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Plasmapheresis
    • Thoracentesis
    2
    • Acute Leukemia
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anemia
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • ENT Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Hypercoagulable State
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Leukocytosis
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymphoma
    • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Melanoma
    • Mycosis Fungoides
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Neutropenia
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancytopenia
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Thalassemia
    • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
    • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
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    Background Check for Dr. Richards

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Virginia.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1979

    Internship Hospital

    Alton Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Complete in 1980

    Residency Hospital

    Alton Ochsner Fdn Hospital
    Complete in 1982

    Fellowship Hospital

    Alton Ochsner Med Fdn
    Complete in 1985
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Richards & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Richards' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at Lewisgale Medical Center where Dr. Richards has admitting privileges:

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    • Lewisgale Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Richards

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends

    8 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Richards' Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    8 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 8 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Richards
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    8 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    8 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    Blue Ridge Cancer Care
    Medical Office Building-West
    1900 Electric Rd # 100
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 774-8660 (Office)
    (540) 774-9195 (Fax)
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    Lewis-Gale Cancer Cre Cntr Plsk
    HOSPITAL MEDICAL STAFF
    1900 Electric Rd
    Salem, VA 24153
    (540) 774-8660 (Office)
    (540) 776-4736 (Fax)
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