Dr. Richard W. Hertle, MD

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology • Male • Age 57

7001 S Edgerton Rd # A
Brecksville, OH 44141
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Dr. Hertle's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Hertle Performs

  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery

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Akron Children's Hospital Brecksville
Vision Center
7001 S Edgerton Rd # A
Brecksville, OH 44141
Vision Center
8423 Market St
Boardman, OH 44512
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    Dr. Hertle's Experience

    Specialties

    • Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Board Certifications

    • Ophthalmology
    1
    • Enucleation of Eye
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    2
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
    • Diplopia
    • Esotropia
    • Exotropia
    • Hypertropia
    • Mechanical Strabismus
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Nystagmus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parasitic Endophthalmitis
    • Progressive High Myopia
    • Retinal Dystrophy
    • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Still's Disease
    • Visual Field Defects
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    Background Check for Dr. Hertle

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (7/11/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Dr. Richard William Hertle; License # MD043522E

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has been the subject of disciplinary action taken in another state and failed to report this action to the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine.

      Action Taken:

      The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has placed the physician’s license on indefinite probation effective 01-03-2012.

    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Substance Abuse  (4/12/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Hertle, Richard William MD License # 35052179

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician has made a request to reduce required appearances to every six months.

      Action Taken

      The State Medical Board of Ohio has granted the physician’s request.

    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (1/12/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation Modification Order
    • Summary: Hertle, Richard William MD License # 35 052179

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician has requested to reduce the frequency of required drug screens to two per month.

      Action Taken

      The State Medical Board of Ohio has granted the physician’s requests.

    • State: Ohio
    • Substance Abuse  (12/8/2010)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Richard William Hertle, MD License # 35 052179

      Nature of Complaint

      The physician has a history of substance abuse since about 1994 when he was self-prescribing Percocet. The physician entered intensive outpatient treatment and he was monitored by the Physician’s Health Program in Pennsylvania from about October 1995 to October 1998. In or about August 2008 the physician relapsed into Opioid usage until about January 2009. The physician entered into a Board-approved treatment provider on or about March 22, 2009 and was discharged treatment complete on or about May 19, 2009 and the diagnoses of Opioid Dependence and Major Depressive Disorder, recurrent in full remission. At the Board’s request the physician has been evaluated and determined to be found capable of practicing according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care, subject to certain conditions.

      Action Taken

      In lieu of formal proceedings, the physician has entered into a Consent Agreement with the State Medical Board of Ohio in which the physician’s certificate to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio shall be Restored. The physician voluntarily agrees with the Board that his medical certificate shall be subject to various Probationary terms, conditions and limitations including and not limited to the following.

      1. The physician shall be subject to Monitoring of Rehabilitation and Treatment including drug associated restrictions and sobriety.
      2. The physician shall be subject to Drug and Alcohol Screens which shall be conducted through a Board-approved drug testing facility and collection site.
      3. The physician shall be subject to Mental Health Treatment. The physician shall be subject to a Monitoring Physician who shall monitor the physician and his medical practice and review patient charts.
      4. The physician shall be subject to participation in a Rehabilitation Program such as AA, NA, CA or Caduceus.
      5. The physician shall maintain continued compliance with the terms of the Aftercare contract entered into with a Board-approved treatment provider.
      6. The physician shall be subject to Required Reporting including to all employers or entities with which he is under contract to provide health care services or is receiving training.
      The physician shall not request termination of the Consent Agreement for a minimum of five years; nor shall he request modification to the probationary terms, limitations and conditions for at least one year. In the event the physician appears to have violated any term or condition of the Agreement, the Board reserves the right to institute formal disciplinary proceedings.

      The Agreement is effective December 9, 2010.

      February 10, 2010 – Probation Modified

      The State Medical Board has approved the monitoring physician and the frequency and number of charts for review have been established.

    • State: Ohio

    1 Board Action

    • Substance Abuse  (5/8/2013)
    • Action Taken: Other actions
    • Summary: Hertle, Richard William MD: License # 35052179: MAY 8, 2013 – PROBATIONARY REQUEST: The State Medical Board of Ohio has GRANTED the physician’s request to reduce required mental health treatment sessions to once monthly.
    • State: Ohio
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Northeast Ohio Medical University

    Internship Hospital

    St Lukes
    Complete in 1985

    Residency Hospital

    Boston University Medical Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Complete in 1991
    Va Hospital
    5

    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hertle & Staff

    • English
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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Hertle

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hertle to family and friends

    14 responses
    above
    national average

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    12 responses
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    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 12 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Hertle
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    14 responses
    above
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    14 responses
    above
    national average

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    • Aetna
    • Beech Street (Multiplan)
    • HealthSmart
    • Humana
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • Ohio Health Choice
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    Office Locations

    A
    Akron Children's Hospital Brecksville
    Vision Center
    7001 S Edgerton Rd # A
    Brecksville, OH 44141
    (330) 543-5290 (Office)
    B
    Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley - Boardman Medical Pavilion
    Vision Center
    8423 Market St
    Boardman, OH 44512
    (330) 543-5290 (Office)
    C
    Akron Children's Hospital Locust Professional Building
    Vision Center
    300 Locust St Ste 490
    Akron, OH 44302
    (330) 543-5290 (Office)
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