Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

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Dr. Larry Richardson, MD
Dr. L. Shay Richardson has primary residency training in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine. He is one of the only physicians in the country who holds this unique combination of specialties. He completed his two-year fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, the largest Sports Medicine Fellowship in the country, where he was named Outstanding Sports Medicine Fellow. Over the course of his training, Dr. Richardson served as a physician for numerous high school and college programs including the Texas Christian University football and basketball programs. He also served as the event physician for a variety of sporting events including the US Senior Open, the Dayton Air Show and Golden Gloves Boxing. Prior to his fellowship training, he performed his residency training at Wright State University School of Medicine in Emergency Medicine and he completed his Medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in Biblical Studies from Cedarville University. With his combined training, he is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Pain Medicine. His focus with the practice will be Non-operative Sports Medicine and Interventional Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Richardson also assists Dr. Robertson as team physician of the Chattanooga Lookouts. A native of Ohio, Dr. Richardson was a four-year starter as a college basketball player, scoring over 1000 points during his college career. During his high school basketball career, he received district, regional and state player of the year honors and his high school jersey was retired. Earlier this year, Dr. Richardson was inducted into his high school hall of fame.

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Chattanooga and surrounding communities by participating in their medical care. As a dual fellowship trained Sports and Pain physician, my goal is to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and pain from impeding my patients' quality of life." – Dr. L. Shay Richardson
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Dr. Richardson's Experience

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Dr. Richardson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Emergency Medicine*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Emergency Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richardson to family and friends
3.8
based on 21 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Richardson Says:

Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 

Dr. Richardson's 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 (12)
Chattanooga, TN |
I have trusted my care to Dr.Richardson for multiple injuries over the past few years. He is very thorough with exams and diagnostic testing. He listens well and is able to explains your diagnosis in a way you can understand. Would and have recommended to many.
Chattanooga, TN |
Yes have already recommended this Dr to my mom.
in Ringgold, GA |
Dr. Richardson and all staff members I encountered were very pleasant and helpful. He explained everything he was doing. He not only fixed my problem but told me why it was happening and how to prevent the pain in the future. Staff was talkative, friendly and put me at ease. I'll definitely be back if I ever have a need. Thank You!!!
Signal Mountain, TN |
Dr. Richardson provided a more thorough analysis and more accurate diagnosis than I had previously received. I have found him to be knowledgeable, straightforward in manner, and terrifically honest. In my book, those characteristics are all valuable attributes.
Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Shay Richardson is a very arrogant doctor! He has a bad bed side manner and acts like he doesn't have time for you. He asked me questions then started working on the computer when I was talking so I don't even think he listened to me. He asked me "why are you really here?" Believe me it wasn't by choice, I was referred to him by another dr. I'll never go back to see him again! I don't know who he thinks he is, but he needs to learn that he serves his patients and he's not God's gift to us!
Chattanooga, TN |
Dr Richardson was very kind, gentle, and thorough! I love how they have x-ray equipment on site - so convenient!
Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Richardson took his time with me and explained what my options were. I am in the medical field and an MD to take his time with his patients means a lot!
in Higdon, Ala. |
He is a great Doctor he understands the importance of the person that needs his care and advice. Great facility and friendly staff. Dr. Richardson under stands and helps the patient.
Dunlap, TN |
Dr. Richardson is one of the most arrogant physicians I have ever met with a very poor bed side manner. He acts like he thinks patient questions irritate him. I left his office crying because of his unkind comments and will never see him again.
in Rossville, GA |
Was very helpful in diagnosing my foot problem.
in Chattanooga, TN |
he was a little arrogant does not believe fibromyalgia is a real condition Wow!! Never would go back to him.
in Ringgold, GA |
In May of 2016 I was fortunate to be referred to Dr. Richardson due to the extreme pain from fractures in my sacrum. He was very compassionate and understanding of my pain and explained my options. He went into detail concerning the surgery which would, in time, alleviate my pain and heal my fractures. I would highly recommend Dr. Richardson with the quality of care and concern I received from him during this time.
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Dr. Richardson accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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