Dr. David Richter, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 69

  
Dr. Richter

Crystal Arthritis Center

471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd Akron, OH 44333

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(330) 668-4045

Dr. David Richter, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Melbourne in 1974 and specializes in rheumatology.


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Dr. Richter accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Richter's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteopenia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richter treats Osteopenia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richter treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richter treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richter treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis

Dr. Richter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

Dr. Richter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richter

4.2

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
18.75%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. David Richter, MD
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I saw Dr Richter approximately 3-4 times and switched rheumatologist. He prescribed a low dose chemo and it was making me nauseated. I asked him if he would write me a script for Zofran to help with the nausea and he flat out refused and said he doesn’t believe in prescribing a medication to help with the side effects of another medication. Zofran is a common med for nausea that has no side effects. Pregnant women take Zofran to help with morning sickness. So I left his office and found another rheumatologist through the Cleveland Clinic and I’m done with Richter. I ended up calling my family Dr who prescribed me the Zofran and it definitely made a difference.
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Dr. Richter is very thorough and very kind in his treatment. He cares about his patients.
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He is an excellent Dr. Who cares for each of his patients. Highly recommend!
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If you want a Dr who is kind without trying to win a DR of the year award, one who is kind hearted because he cares.Someone who thinks of you as his patient not just a number. Someone who is knowledgeable and concerned about your well being then this is the Dr for you. I rarely have good things to say about people in general let alone a Dr. But Dr Richter is by far the best Dr I have ever been to. They have many Drs in this office but I would HIGHLY recommend seeing Dr Richter ONLY.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. David Richter, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University Of Melbourne in 1974 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1974
University Of Melbourne
Medical School

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)