Dr. Joshua Richards, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Richards
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Webster Orthopedics

4000 Dublin Blvd Ste 100 Dublin, CA 94568

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Dr. Joshua Richards, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Dublin, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richards has more experience with Elbow than other specialists in his area. He graduated from New York Medical College medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit. 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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Stuart in Berkeley, CA – Apr 06, 2018
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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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Mar 22, 2018
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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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Dec 24, 2017
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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, 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.
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karen in orinda, ca – Oct 05, 2017
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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 well as the surgery center (Alta Bates), nurses and anesthesiologist were top notch.
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Truckee, CA – Jul 25, 2017
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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.
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Raelynn Vares-Zakerski in Fremont, CA – May 17, 2017
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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.
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Robert McCall in Freshwater CA – Mar 01, 2017
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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.
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Pleasanton, CA – Jan 31, 2017
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Very professional and yet he is very personal.
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Sharon Farmer in Patterson, ca – Dec 03, 2016
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Dr. Richards is skilled and very competent. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Bronya in Berkeley, CA – Aug 10, 2016
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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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Livermore, CA – Dec 23, 2015
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About Me

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, an...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

Awards

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(925) 556-7320

Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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
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UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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CorVel
Coventry Health Care
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Hill Physicians Medical Group
Inter Valley Health Plan
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PHCS Network PPO
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UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

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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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Elbow Injuries
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Elbow Injuries more than 91% of their peers

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

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

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Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • 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
  • Heel Spur
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Webster Orthopedics

Webster Orthopedics4000 Dublin Blvd Ste 100 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
  • Directions
Webster Orthopedics5801 Norris Canyon Rd San Ramon, CA 94583
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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
  • Directions
Webster Orthopedics4000 Dublin Blvd Dublin, CA 94568
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  • Hours
    • 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

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Richards treats patients.

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Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp

Berkeley, CA

58% Patient experience rating, 11% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit

Oakland, CA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

San Leandro Hospital

San Leandro, CA

52% Patient experience rating, 17% lower than the national average

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Oakland, CA

UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus

San Francisco, CA

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Valleycare Medical Center

Pleasanton, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average