Dr. Allison Richards, MD

Dr. Allison Richards, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 52
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Dr. Allison Richards, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch in 1997 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.

5150 Journal Center Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Information

(505) 262-7375

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richards performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Neuroplasty
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 95% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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13  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Umdnj-Robt W Johnson Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Nm School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

2.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
5 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Richards' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I experienced the same problem as another reviewer. Not enough pain control. Not everyone is drug seeking. Surgeries, carpal tunnel release and trigger thumb, went well Dr said I could have local anesthesia but nurses at hospital gave me grief for drinking too much water ie I wasn’t fasted. In...more
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Good Afternoon, We are sorry to hear about your experience while at the hospital. Unfortunately, we do not control the practices put in place by the hospital at which you had your surgery. The hospital staff you refer to in your comments are not DaVita Medical Group staff. We hope you had a good experience with Dr. Richards, and that overall your surgery went well. Thank you for allowing us to care for you!

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Impressed w/ Dr. Richards on the 1st visit. Because of the following experience I endured during and after an in office surgery,I would NOT recommend her EVER: I asked for an additional injection of a local anesthetic since I was beginning to have quite a bit of pain in operative site. I wanted...more
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No stars! Terrible doctor, worst I've ever had. Didn't review xrays she ordered. Following five minute rushed exam recommended steroid infections every couple of months. Find another doctor if you want your problem correctly diagnosed and treated correctly. Zero stars on level of trust in...more
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