Dr. Nathan Richardson, MD

Dr. Nathan Richardson, MD

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Age 44
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Dr. Nathan Richardson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pocatello, ID and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1151 Hospital Way Ste D

Pocatello, ID 83201

Contact Information

(208) 239-8000

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Allstate
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Republic
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Richardson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Clavicle Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Richardson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Richardson "A native of the mountain west, Dr. Richardson grew up in Kaysville, Utah before earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah. His approach to medicine is driven by a desire to truly connect with each patient. In his spare time, Dr. Richardson enjoys staying active with his wife and four daughters. His hobbies include skiing, photography, golf and soccer."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richardson "Dr. Richardson's passion for medicine was born out of his appreciation for the complexity of the human body and his desire to work with and around people. "I always wanted to have a job where I could interact on a daily basis with all sorts of people," he says. "I like to do things with my hands; the traditional medical approach of giving a pill and waiting a month to see if anything happens didn't appeal to me, which is why I enjoy orthopedics so much. You almost instantly get to see the fruits of your labors.""

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

76  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Utah
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • University of Vermont / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • The Core Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richardson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richardson's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richardson to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Richardson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

With my fractured arm, he was patient, and explained my alternatives with the pluses and minuses of each. I elected for surgery. No problems with the surgery and I was able to care for myself within several days.. The staff at Bingham Memorial and in his Pocatello office were wonderful, even...more
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My Mom has had hip pain for years but has never felt comfortable going to a doctor. Finally the pain was too much and she made an appointment with Dr. Richardson. She called me later to let me know that she has never had such a positive experience with a doctor. She raved about how professional,...more
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Dr. Richardson is fantastic. He is so down to earth and is just a really nice guy. He is very knowledgable and trustworthy.
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His reputation for being the best shoulder doctor is spot on. The treatment has been successful due to his expertise.
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Dr. Richardson is truly one of a kind!! His compassion for his patients is like no other. He loves his job and strives everyday to help his patients live a better life.
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