Dr. Michele Richards, MD

Dr. Michele Richards, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat •  Female • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Michele Richards, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Fort Pierce, FL. Dr. Richards has more experience with Sleep-disordered Breathing and Otologic Care than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute and Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.


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Associated Coastal ENT

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(772) 464-9595
Associated Coastal ENT4632 S 25TH ST Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
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Associated Coastal ENT1731 Sw Gatlin Blvd Port St Lucie, FL 34953
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Richards' Reviews

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4.7

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She’s great! As far as other poster and tear duct / eye issues .. maybe next time go to an eye Dr instead of an ENT.. ? Just a thought
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Sep 03, 2020
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Dr. Richards is so wonderful in every possible way that you will want to keep her forever.
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J. Olivo – Jul 09, 2020
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A very knowledgeable and caring physician. She listens and gives answers to questions raised. Her kindness and overall demeanor radiate. Dr. Richards is a fine diagnostician!
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Fred Kadin – Apr 18, 2020
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Dr Richards is excellent, profesional and care about you. The staff is amazing and problem solve. I recommend 100%.
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Clara – Apr 16, 2020
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Excellent manner. Up to date on her specialty. Trust worthy.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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MARILYN Piotrowicz – Nov 25, 2019
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Excellent I had been to two different ENTs before my son recommended Dr Richards They has no idea what caused my ear ache . Dr Richards correctly diagnosed the problem and provided a solution in 10 minutes. She listened to me made a couple of hands on tests and the problem was diagnosed . I was very impressed and obviously happy and relieved. She is truly gifted.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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CJB Stuart ,Florida – Sep 24, 2019
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Dr.Richards is a great ENT...So kind,compassionate and knowledgeable...A true gem!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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May 24, 2019
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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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Jesse in Port St. Lucie – Mar 08, 2019
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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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Maureen in Port St Lucie, FL – Mar 05, 2019
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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.
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
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Mary R in FORT PIERCE, FL – Jun 14, 2018
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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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Toniann in Port Saint Lucie, FL – Mar 06, 2017
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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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Richards

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Richards treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Richards treats other conditions, please contact the office at (772) 464-9595.

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Dr. Richards typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

Treatments
Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Otologic Care

Otolgic care is s subspecialty of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) that focuses on symptoms and conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness and infections.Compare with other Otologic Care specialists.

Dr. Richards typically treats 80% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Outer Ear Infection
Tinnitus
Swimmer's Ear
Perforated Eardrum
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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)
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • 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
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Otosclerosis
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • 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

Board Certifications

Education

2002
University of Florida at Shands
Residency Hospital
1998
University of Florida at Shands
Internship Hospital
1993
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute

Fort Pierce, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital

Stuart, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

St. Lucie Medical Center

Port Saint Lucie, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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