Dr. David Rispler, MD

Dr. David Rispler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
Dr. David Rispler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Grand Rapids, MI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

350 Lafayette Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Contact Information

(616) 456-8515

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

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Top Care Areas

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Joint Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Rispler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rispler "Program Director, Orthopedic Residency Program, 2006-2015 Sub-Specialist Teacher of the Year 2008 Elected to AOA 2006"

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

110  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Gout
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Laxity
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Misalignment
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Shoulder Blade
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Crystal Arthropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries of the Knee
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture


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11  Procedures

  • Closed Reduction Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Chicago
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Chicago General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Chicago Orthopedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Rispler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rispler to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Rispler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

My experience at Dr Risplers offices was very satisfactory. He took his time too explain my injury and the best direction for recovery. Everything was very prompt and I did not have to wait around to be seen. I would highly recommend Dr Rispler
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I felt very comfortable asking Dr Rispler questions & found him very approachable & informative to what was causing my back/leg pain. He didnt delay ordering my xrays & MRI. I would whole heartedly recommend Dr Rispler to anyone having any skeletal discomfort
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