Dr. Hagemeier grew up in Zillah, a small town in the Yakimah Valley in Central Washington. He's lived in the Kent area for 40 years, with his wife, Karen, who was his high school sweetheart. They have three adult, married children and three grandchildren, too. When he's not working, Dr. Hagemeier enjoys time with his loved ones. During the summer he can often be found gardening and doing yard work; in the winter he enjoys skiing. Dr. Hagemeier also likes traveling, good food, and fine wines. He's an active member of the Lake Sawyer Christian Church, as well. Dr. Richard Hagemeier is a compassionate, gentle dentist. He understands that each patient's needs and situation are unique, and require an individual treatment approach. By actively listening, and encouraging his patients to talk about their treatment goals, he's able to craft a care plan that's right for them. Whether he's helping a patient out of pain, restoring their ability to comfortably chew, or making a smile more beautiful, Dr. Hagemeier is making a difference. He focuses on preventive care and educating each patient about their dental health concerns. By heading off problems before they begin, and teaching patients take control of their dental health, Dr. Hagemeier helps people keep their teeth – and smiles – for life. For Dr. Hagemeier, the relationships he develops with his patients are the best part of being a dentist. He enjoys their conversations and what he learns from each person. Spending his days helping his friends improve their oral health and smiles makes Dr. Hagemeier look forward to coming to the office every morning.
When coming to our office our first and foremost goal is to make your comfortable. We take the time to listen to you and figure out how address your dental needs.
In our office we encourage our patients to make a decision that is right for them. Our office is more on the conservative side when coming up with a treatment plan. we personalize you treatment plan to fit your specific health and financial needs.
We give our patients as many options as we can and take the time to go over what those procedures include and how much they cost. Doctor Hagemeier will inform you of what he recommends and we leave our patients in control, after all it is your body and your wallet.
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Washington / School Of Dentistry
Medical School | Graduated 1984
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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Thank you for trusting Dr. Hagemeier with your dental treatment. We work our very hardest to fit our emergency patients into our busy schedule as quickly as possible. We hope that everyone of our patients leave our office happy and with a beautiful smile.