Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 45
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Dr. Joshua Richards, MD
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.

3315 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94611

Contact Information

(510) 486-2300

Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Inter Valley Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Richards' Experience

Dr. Richards' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • 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 Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in orinda, ca |
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, which I new cost $35 online. However, I received a bill for $166 after insurance coverage. Do not purchase anything from the Webster Orthopedic practice without careful research. Return for it needed.
Truckee, CA |
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 well as the surgery center (Alta Bates), nurses and anesthesiologist were top notch.
in Fremont, CA |
Dr Richards and his staff has been wonderful in caring for me post op and communication on health loop has been a life saver in my recovery. This is my first shoulder surgery and the care has been exceptional.
in Freshwater CA |
Every aspect of my association with Dr. Richards and his office has been positive and professional. Setting aside the expert job he performed on a rather complicated wrist surgery, he is a polite and respectful man who answered all of my questions thoughtfully and carefully and every member of the staff falls in suit. It's clear to me that this organization cares about patients both physically and emotionally.
Pleasanton, CA |
Dr Richards recognized an urgent situation and made room for my surgery in a very busy schedule. His level of confidence, experience, and sympathy were very welcomed. Dr Richard's staff is wonderful, skilled, and accessible when needed. All together I got the TLC I needed in an efficient and timely manner, and am well on my way to mending.
in Patterson, ca |
Very professional and yet he is very personal.
in Berkeley, CA |
Dr. Richards is skilled and very competent. I would recommend him to anyone.
Livermore, CA |
I have have two surgeries by Dr. Richards--trigger finger release and total shoulder arthroplasty. Excellent results and care with both. I appreciate working with both Dr, Richards and his PA Ashley.
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Dr. Richards accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Inter Valley Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Richards has admitting privileges

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit
350 Hawthorne Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
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Valleycare Medical Center
5555 W Las Positas Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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San Ramon Regional Medical Center
6001 Norris Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
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San Leandro Hospital
13855 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94578
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
747 52nd St
Oakland, CA 94609
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