Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 49

Dr. Richards
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Webster Orthopedics

4000 Dublin Blvd Dublin, CA 94568

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Dr. Joshua Richards, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dublin, CA and has over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.

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Absolutely the BEST.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Stuart in Berkeley, CA – Apr 06, 2018
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 22, 2018
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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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 24, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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karen in orinda, ca – Oct 05, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Truckee, CA – Jul 25, 2017
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Raelynn Vares-Zakerski in Fremont, CA – May 17, 2017
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.
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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Robert McCall in Freshwater CA – Mar 01, 2017
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.
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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Pleasanton, CA – Jan 31, 2017
Very professional and yet he is very personal.
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
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Sharon Farmer in Patterson, ca – Dec 03, 2016
Dr. Richards is skilled and very competent. I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Bronya in Berkeley, CA – Aug 10, 2016
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Livermore, CA – Dec 23, 2015

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About Me

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Richards obtained his undergraduate degree in neurobiology at Cornell University, his masters of public health at Columbia School of Public Health,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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Dr. Richards has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Joshua Richards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richards frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Elbow Sprain, and Rotator Cuff Tear. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richards treats.

Where is Dr. Joshua Richards, MD's office located?

Dr. Richards' office is located at 4000 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 100% of his peers

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

Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Elbow Sprain more than 100% of his peers

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

Rotator Cuff Tear
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
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Locations

Webster Orthopedics

Webster Orthopedics4000 Dublin Blvd Dublin, CA 94568
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Oakland, CA

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

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus

Berkeley, CA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

San Leandro Hospital

San Leandro, CA

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

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

Stanford Health Care Valleycare

Pleasanton, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Ucsf Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Oakland, CA

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)