Dr. Michele Richards, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Fort Pierce, FL and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in ear, nose, and throat, pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), and more.


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Associated Coastal ENT

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My husband was referred by a friend and that was our lucky day because Dr. Richards diagnosed him with throat cancer. Her expertise, support, and personal care have been spectacular. We trust her 100%. She is one of the nicest persons we have ever met. She has arranged for excellent care and treatment to cure his cancer and she is there for us for management and support any time we need her. She is so kind and pleasant that we will miss her when his health is finally restored and her professional care is no longer needed. If you go to her you will immediately just love her.
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Dr.Richards is a great ENT...So kind,compassionate and knowledgeable...A true gem!
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Dr. Richards is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. She takes the time to answer questions and genuinely cares. I would highly recommend her.
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I came to see Dr. Richards when I found a lump near my collarbone. My GP was clueless so I self-referred to Dr. Richards -- I had heard excellent things about her. All true. She asked great questions & set up with a series of tests immediately. When they came back negative, started me on more intensive tests until it became clear I had lymphoma. Her staff had to call & fax the oncologist's office over & over for an appt (a busy time of year) but they persisted. Dr.R was compassionate throughout.
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Dr Richards is a very intelligent and kind Dr. Her care of me has been exemplary and she is not in a hurry to rush you in and out of the exam room, takes time to answer your questions and she genuinely cares about me, her patient.
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Dr Richards helped me with my sinuses after only 2 visits. She is an awsome person. I was seeing another ent for a year and he did nothing but take my co payments and milk the visits. I was misarable for a year. She fixed me within a couple of months. Thank you !!!! I can sleep again!
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My ophthalmologist referred me to Dr. Richards for an infected tear duct earlier this month. After waiting an hour, I sat through the standard eye exam with an assistant. When I declined to have my eyes dilated (my other Dr. did this already and dilation to see my retinas has nothing to do with a tear duct issue - he might as well have been insisting on a foot xray or colonoscopy!). Dr. Richards outright refused to even see me or even look at my infected tear duct unless I dilated! Horrible!
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Dr. Richards treats Chronic Sinusitis more than 100% of her peers

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

Postnasal Drip
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Dr. Richards treats Postnasal Drip more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Earwax Buildup
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Earwax Buildup more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Fungal Sinusitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • Epiglottitis
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Mastoiditis
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Mononucleosis
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Paracentesis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parotitis
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Duct Stones
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Strep Throat
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrush
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I believe in providing the best, most up-to-date care in a compassionate environment with an emphasis on listening to the patient.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Board Certifications

Education

2002
University Of Florida At Shands
Residency Hospital
1998
University Of Florida At Shands
Internship Hospital
1997
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Medical School
1993
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
2002
1998
1997
1993

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St. Lucie Medical Center

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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