Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

OrthopedicsMaleAge 44

Orthopedics

Dr. Larry Richardson, MD is a Orthopedic Specialist in Ringgold, GA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics

4725 BATTLEFIELD PKWY Ringgold, GA 30736 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(423) 624-2696

Telehealth available

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Richardson is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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McMurray's Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs McMurray's Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Joint Fluid Test
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs Joint Fluid Test more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Spinal and Postural Screening
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs Spinal and Postural Screening more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • 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
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Richardson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richardson

4.7

Based on 210 ratings

5 Stars
89.52380952380952%
(188)
4 Stars
2.857142857142857%
(6)
3 Stars
1.4285714285714286%
(3)
2 Stars
0.47619047619047616%
(1)
1 Star
5.714285714285714%
(12)
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The doctor was crude , rude, unprofessional & the least kind person I’ve seen in years.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Liz – May 05, 2022
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Accurate Diagnosis
I had been treated for over two years for a back condition. Dr. Richardson reviewed my record, took additional X-rays and discovered that my issue is related to my hip, not my back.
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
  • Long wait times
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CTP – Apr 27, 2022
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Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Totally professional and knowledgeable. Explained my issue and treatment. Very impressive.
What went well
  • 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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Susan – Apr 22, 2022
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Dr.Richardson is kind and caring, very professional but also shows a demeanor that puts his patients at ease.
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Elizabeth Stout – Feb 06, 2022
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Went as a w as ok in patient and was called back before I finished my paperwork! And Dr. Richardson was very prompt as well. Very thorough and not at all condescending, as some physicians can be. Would definitely recommend.
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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Debbie M. – Jan 28, 2022
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I don’t know how my visit could have been better. Quick thorough and helpful.
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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Doug Richardson – Jan 21, 2022
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He was patient and thorough and listen to an old man’s gripes. I recommend him highly. He’s worked on me before and the problem was taken care of. Do you want to be playing defense end for the Chicago Bears.
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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Jack W Farmer – Jan 21, 2022
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Great timely effective treatment. Friendly and informative.
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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Scott – Dec 05, 2021
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Fell and hurt wrist, went to urgent care area of Center for Sports Medicine and he was the MD. They did X-rays which he explained and then casted my fracture
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 03, 2021
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This was my first visit but Dr. Richardson seemed to be very thorough. I liked the fact I was able to get x-rays taken during my first visit. Explained thoroughly to me as well what he thought was going on.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dawn – Nov 24, 2021
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Caring and patient. Knowledgeable and explained my condition and treatment options clearly. All that you could want and expect
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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Joe L – Nov 14, 2021
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First time seeing Dr Richardson. I went on walk-in day. I went early and was seen promptly. Somewhat of an urgent need to be seen. He did a thorough exam, Diagnosed the likely problem, prescribed some meds and I’m already starting to feel better and pain has improved within 24 hours
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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Raymond – Nov 05, 2021
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I have completed one evaluation.apparently it was not received. Dr. Richardson is an excellent physician. When the door closes for patient contact, Dr. Richardson is the ultimate professional. His exam and history of the patient are complete. The medical problem defined, the doctor proceeds with necessary lab tests, x-rays, or referral to a peer professional. Dr. Richardson, though serious exhibits a wry sense of humor, “breaking the ice” for a timid patient; if not timid you’ll soon feel as if he were an old friend. You’ll be ready to talk to the doctor as an old friend. As for compassion and empathy, from me he gets 10+ on a 10 scale. Though erudite, Dr. Richardson explains one’s problem, reason for tests/x-rays/referrals in the vernacular, not scientific language. My wife and I have been under Dr. R’s care for five+ years, we are well satisfied. Our ages are 85 & 80 respectively. I would not hesitate to refer Dr. Richardson to any person enjoying great medical care.
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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Stan Sanders – Oct 11, 2021
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Dr. Richardson has taken care of me several times and I'm always pleased with the results! Great Doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 24, 2021
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Dr. Richardson provided a clear path forward for treatment and therapy. He understood that my pain had been persistent and is treating it aggressively.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 18, 2021
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Dr Richardson is great. He takes his time and makes sure you are comfortable with the diagnosis. I recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sep 07, 2021
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osteoarthritis pain
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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Marianne Justin – Aug 26, 2021
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Dr. Richards was kind and professional and took time to explain my injury and treatment plan
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christy12 – Aug 25, 2021
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I was a walk in following up a previous issue. My wait was not too long and my problem was carefully addressed Everyone was nice
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 06, 2021
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Dr. Richardson is a great doctor that really cares about helping patients.
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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Lincoln Young – Aug 04, 2021
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About Me

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...Read more

Biography

Dr. L. Shay Richardson has primary residency training in Emergency Medicine and sub-specialty in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Medicine....Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2003
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Larry Richardson, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Larry Richardson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richardson frequently treats McMurray's Test, Joint Fluid Test, and Spinal and Postural Screening. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richardson treats.

Where is Dr. Larry Richardson, MD's office located?

Dr. Richardson's office is located at 4725 BATTLEFIELD PKWY, Ringgold, GA 30736. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics4725 BATTLEFIELD PKWY Ringgold, GA 30736
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Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics2051b Hamill Rd Ste 3000 Hixson, TN 37343
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Parkridge Medical Center2333 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Center for Sports Medicine and Ortho

Thomas S Templeton MD2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

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CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)