Dr. Clifford Hepper, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
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Dr. Clifford Hepper, MD
Dr Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, and thumb arthritis. Dr Hepper completed his medical degree at Vanderbilt University. Subsequently, he completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis. He then received specialty training in hand, wrist, elbow and microsurgery at Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore. Dr Hepper was born and raised outside Nashville, TN. He and his wife, a dermatologist, have three young children. He enjoys golf, spending time with family, and following UNC athletics.

5899 Bremo Rd Ste 100

Richmond, VA 23226

Contact Information

(804) 288-8512

Dr. Clifford Hepper, MD

Dr. Clifford Hepper, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture Care
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Amputated Finger
  • Amputated Thumb
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Malunion of Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Finger Amputation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Washington University In St. Louis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Washington University In St. Louis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Curtis Hand Ctr/Union Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hepper has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hepper's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hepper to family and friends
based on 31 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Hepper's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Hepper repaired my right thumb. He did a fantastic job. He is a very good and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend him.
Thank you so much for your comment, Lin! We wish you the best in your future! Warm regards, Sarah
in Richmond, Va |
Concise, informative, attentive, and personable
Richmond, VA |
Did surgery for my carpal tunnel syndrome. I have been much better and have no complaints as far as my surgery. Also no complaints on the cortisone shots he delivered. I wish he could fix all my joints!
in Richmond, VA |
Great bedside manners. I would recommend Dr Hepper to anyone.
in Henrico, VA |
Very little wait time, which when you are scheduling around work is very much appreciated. A quick but thorough consultation and scheduled follow up. Efficient registration process for my first visit, a very well run office.
in Richmond, VA |
Dr. Hepper is very personiable.He explain everything in detail about my surgery.he came and spoke to me again on my surgery day.He did a awsum job on my wrist.I would recommend him to my family and friends.I have a wonderful experience.Im new in the area and it hard to find a good doctor,when your not familiar with any doctors in the area. His staff was very friendly,especially his assistant.
Very good bedside manner. Very smart and too the point. Good doctor.
in Richmond, VA |
He took extra care to examine my knee and explain how my night pain could be relieved with simple exercises. The problem that had kept me awake more months was almost gone in several days. Many thanks to Dr. Hepper!
in Virginia |
I have seen Dr. Hepper several times - in clinic, the day of my surgery, and post-op. He did an amazing job diagnosing and treating my condition, I am now pain-free for the first time in years! His assistant was also very helpful with my scheduling concerns. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family!
in Richmond, VA |
Dr Hepper is a very knowledgeable hand surgeon who quickly diagnosed me quickly and correctly. I am already back to work,
in Richmond, VA |
I would never go back to see Dr. C. Tate Hepper. He was beyond rude. He was downright insulting, extremely unprofessional, and got upset with me when I caught him trying to charge me for services I did not need. In a telephone conversation he informed me that I was a trouble maker for refusing to pay my bill and that I had threatened to cancel my next appointment. I made no such threats and at no point refused to pay my bill. There is not enough space here to fully describe the experience
in Richmond, VA |
I just wanted to write a review of the experience I just had with a doctor at Ortho Va. I went to go see Doctor Hepper for some wrist pain today, and let me tell you I have NEVER been so rudely dismissed by a medical professional in my life. I was with him for a total of 3 minutes, during which he seemed disinterested in what I had to say about my pain and my concerns. He was curt and just told me I had tendonitis, and dismissed me. I brought up my concerns about arthritis, based on my extensive
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Dr. Hepper accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
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