Dr. Michele Richards, MD

Ear, Nose, and ThroatFemale

Dr. Michele Richards, MD is a Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist in Fort Pierce, FL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cleveland Clinic Martin Medical Center and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.

Dr. Richards

Associated Coastal ENT

4632 S 25TH ST Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Accepting new patients

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Sinusitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Tinnitus
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Tinnitus more than 100% of her peers

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

Postnasal Drip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Postnasal Drip more than 100% of her peers

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

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Audiometry
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Cancer
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • 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
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Frenectomy
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Screening
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Malignant Otitis Externa
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Middle Ear Implant Candidacy Evaluation
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Polyp
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Rhinoseptoplasty
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Uvulectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp
  • Wheezing
  • Wound Repair

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(772) 464-9595

Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Care Network
Blue Care Network Advantage
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue HMO
Blue Lincs
Blue Lincs HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Solutions HMO
Blue Traditional
Blue Traditional HMO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Federal Employee Program
Health Select
MCare HMO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Medicare Select HMO
Preferred Plan PPO
Preferred Plus
Preferred Plus (Ford)
Preferred Plus (GM)
Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Basic
Service Benefit Plan Nationwide Standard
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Dean Health Plan, Inc.
Gold HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Gold Plus
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choice Medicare Advantage PPO
Select HMO
Traditional Preferred
Keystone Health Plan East
Medicare Advantage HMO
MAPFRE Life Insurance Company of Puerto Rico
Choice
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
Secure Horizons
Vista Health Plan
Commercial HMO

Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richards

4.7

Based on 22 ratings

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I've been experiencing what seems like a partially blocked left ear. I went to see Dr. Richards today (06/25/21). I received a very extensive screening with an Audiologist and learned what I thought the problem was, is not the case. I then saw Dr. Richards and she spent a lot of time with me and explained my situation. I was very impressed with the treatment and time spent.
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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Louis C – Jun 26, 2021
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She’s very nice and very smart!
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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Jun 03, 2021
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Dr. Richards is so wonderful in every possible way that you will want to keep her forever.
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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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!
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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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%.
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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Clara – Apr 16, 2020
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Excellent manner. Up to date on her specialty. Trust worthy.
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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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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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!
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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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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!
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
2 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jeff Maner in Palm City – Jul 30, 2016
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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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What are Dr. Michele Richards, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richards frequently treats Chronic Sinusitis, Tinnitus, and Postnasal Drip. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richards treats.

Where is Dr. Michele Richards, MD's office located?

Dr. Richards' office is located at 4632 S 25TH ST, Fort Pierce, FL 34981. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Associated Coastal ENT

Associated Coastal ENT4632 S 25TH ST Fort Pierce, FL 34981
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  • Hours
    • 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
  • Directions
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
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Richards is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cleveland Clinic Martin Medical Center

Stuart, FL

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute

Fort Pierce, FL

57% Patient Experience Rating, 12% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Lucie Medical Center

Port Saint Lucie, FL

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)