Dr. Brett Richards, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Ogden Clinic 4700 Harrison Blvd Ogden, UT 84403 Get Directions
Dr. Brett Richards, MD
Dr. Brett Richards was born and raised in Texas. Dr. Richards specializes in Upper Extremity Surgery. His unique skill set allows him to care for a diverse patient population with a number of musculoskeletal ailments. His interests include nerve compression, arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, limb contractures secondary to stroke or traumatic brain injury, and sports-related injuries of the upper extremity. Prior to coming to Ogden, he was the upper extremity team physician for NCAA Division I and II scholarship athletes at two universities in south Texas. He brings his love of sports to Utah and hopes to continue his work by helping athletes in the Beehive state. In his spare time Dr. Richards enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing with his family, and cheering on the Heisman winning Fighting Texas Aggies.

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Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in West Haven, UT |
I went to see Dr. Richards at the advice of my neighbor. I had a wrist fracture that needed surgery. I was scheduled for the surgery within 2 days of being seen by Dr. Richards. I never had to wear a cast, only a removable brace. I have no pain, full use, and a small scar. Dr. Richards was kind and took time to explain the surgery. His staff was friendly and cheerful. I am glad my neighbor recommended Dr. Richards. I would return if ever needed.
in Eden, UT |
Dr. Richards diagnosed and performed Distal Bicep Tendon Reconstruction on me. I was able to schedule the appointment quickly, the diagnosis was quick and accurate, his staff was able to schedule the MRI and surgery quickly. I am 2 weeks post op, and as near as I can tell the surgery was perfect with no complications.
Salt Lake City, UT |
I was very disappointed with the way we were treated by Dr. Richards. I will never return and would never refer anyone to him. He didn't not explain anything and acted as if he did not have time for us.
in Ogden, UT |
Dr Richards is awesome. He is so knowledgeable and intelligent. Because of his training and speciality in hands and upper extremities, I would feel completely comfortable sending any of my family to him for their care. He knows the ins and outs of the hand and upper extremities and spends time with his patients. He answered all of my questions before and after surgery. I cannot say enough good about him and his staff. They really take great care of their patients! Thank you!
in Farmington, UT |
Dr. Richards performed carpal tunnel surgery on both of my wife's wrists and the results have been great. She feels so much better and is glad to have had the surgeries done by someone who really did a great job. Dr. Richards isn't the friendliest physician, but he isn't rude or mean at all. I think he just has a reserved personality, but that is easily forgiven by the great results he produces.
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Dr. Brett Richards was born and raised in Texas. Dr. Richards specializes in Upper Extremity Surgery. His unique skill set allows him to care for a diverse patient population with a number of musculoskeletal ailments. His interests include nerve compression, arthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow, limb contractures secondary to stroke or traumatic brain injury, and sports-related injuries of the upper extremity. Prior to coming to Ogden, he was the upper extremity team physician for NCAA Division I and II scholarship athletes at two universities in south Texas. He brings his love of sports to Utah and hopes to continue his work by helping athletes in the Beehive state. In his spare time Dr. Richards enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing with his family, and cheering on the Heisman winning Fighting Texas Aggies.

Dr. Richards' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Ross University

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    Louisiana State University

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Utah

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas A&M University / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement