Dr. David Richter, MD

RheumatologyMaleAge 70

Dr. David Richter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Akron, OH and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richter has more experience with Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Melbourne medical school in 1974. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Akron General Medical Center and Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richter to book an appointment.

Dr. Richter

Crystal Arthritis Center

471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd Akron, OH 44333
Telehealth services available

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Richter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Richter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Richter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (330) 668-4045.

Osteoporosis & Screening

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis & Screening specialists.

Dr. Richter is experienced in the area of Osteoporosis & Screening. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Arthritis & Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis & Arthropathy specialists.

Dr. Richter is experienced in the area of Arthritis & Arthropathy. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Hands
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Richter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Behçet's Disease
  • 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
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(330) 668-4045

Dr. Richter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Richter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richter

4.2

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
76.47058823529412%
(13)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
17.647058823529413%
(3)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (14)
  • Office environment (14)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (13)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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My mother has been seeing Dr. Richter for several years. He is friendly, informative, patient and accommodating. Today was my mom's first telehealth visit with him. She is in an assisted living facility and unable to go to the office in the current pandemic environment. She loved the virtual visit! The office front desk staff could be more courteous. Clinic staff are great!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 12, 2019
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Dr. Richter is very thorough and very kind in his treatment. He cares about his patients.
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Mar 14, 2019
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He is an excellent Dr. Who cares for each of his patients. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 19, 2018
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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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Lee in Wadsworth, OH – Jan 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. David Richter, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Akron, OH and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richter has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1974
University Of Melbourne
Medical School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. David Richter, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. David Richter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richter frequently treats Osteoporosis & Screening and Arthritis & Arthropathy. See all practice areas where Dr. Richter specializes.

Where is Dr. David Richter, MD's office located?

Dr. Richter's office is located at 471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, OH 44333. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Crystal Arthritis Center

Crystal Arthritis Center471 N Cleveland Massillon Rd Akron, OH 44333
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Richter is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Akron General Medical Center

Akron, OH

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Akron, OH

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Summa Health System - Akron Campus

Akron, OH

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

23 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)