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Dr. Larry Richardson, MD

Orthopedics ·  Male · Age 42

Dr. Richardson

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

2415 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 624-2696


Dr. Larry Richardson, MD is an orthopedic specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 2003 and specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine.


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Dr. Richardson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson performs Steroid Injection more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Richardson performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Richardson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richardson

4.7

Based on 122 reviews

5 Stars
88.52459016393442%
(108)
4 Stars
2.459016393442623%
(3)
3 Stars
2.459016393442623%
(3)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
6.557377049180328%
(8)

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The entire staff was really nice. Dr. Richardson took his time to listen to my concerns and did not rush my visit. He was very thorough and made sure I understood everything about my visit. I highly recommend him to anyone!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Richardson for almost 10 years. He has treated my back, neck, hips and knees. He is an excellent physician!
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He has taken great care to treat my back and knee issues appropriately. He is very nice and kind.
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Doctor Richardson was genuinely concerned about my condition. I have already recommended him to several people. He was aggressive in my treatment.
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Great doctor; accurate diagnosis and treatment
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He was knowledgeable and informative. He listened to myself and my husbands concerns. He even cared about me beyond my current problem
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Great bedside manner. Excellent care!
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Professional, thorough assessment, good listener, explains both condition and treatment.
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I think He is a good and caring Doctor. He could not help me with problem, but I think He really did try his best.
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My problem was addressed in an efficient and efficient manner
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About Me

"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

Specialties

  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2003
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Medical School
2003

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)