Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Joshua Richards, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Dublin, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from New York Medical College in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

4000 Dublin Blvd Ste 100

Dublin, CA 94568

Contact Information

(925) 556-7320

Insurance Accepted

  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richards performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Richards' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Dr. Richards obtained his undergraduate degree in neurobiology at Cornell University, his masters of public health at Columbia School of Public Health, and his medical degree at New York Medical College. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the San Francisco Orthopedic Residency Program. He then returned to Cornell University's Hospital for Special Surgery to complete his fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery. Dr. Richards volunteers locally for Operation Access and San Francisco General Hospital, helping provide upper extremity care for Bay Area's uninsured population and education for orthopedic residents. He has volunteered in Africa, as well, and has joined the disaster relief teams in Haiti."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Webster Orthopedics is committed to excellence in treating all of your orthopedic problems. Since 1939, patients in the East Bay have placed their trust in our care - specialized care in the spine, shoulder and elbow, hand and wrist, hip and knee, and foot and ankle. Our expertise lies in sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, scoliosis, and fracture care. With compassion and expert care, our physicians and staff are dedicated to helping our patients return to an active, healthy lifestyle."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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24  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Columbia School Of Public Health
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Richards' Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
36 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

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

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Absolutely the BEST.
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Dr. Richard's was great! He explained things in a way that I could understand and made sure to answer all of my questions before the procedure. The surgery went off without a hitch and I am already having full use of my hand again after only 2 weeks!
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Dr. Richards takes time to explain the medical care and answer all questions thoroughly. His interaction and demeanor help establish trust in his care plans. Back office staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Conveniently located with X-ray and MRI available in office.
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I’m 67, my hand is collapsing. I can’t open a jar or hold anything heavy. The doctor's assistant showed me to a room, took the necessary data and sent me to Ex Ray. Dr. Richards spent at least 15 minutes with me confirming I had arthritis in both hands. He offered and I took a prosthesis for $20,...more
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When I broke my wrist and was told that I would need a hand surgeon, Dr. Richards was able to see me right away. He scheduled me for surgery the following day. Had I waited a few more days, surgery would not have been an option and I would have lost 20% use of my wrist. He and his entire staff as...more
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