Dr. Nathan Richardson, MD

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Dr. Nathan Richardson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

2730 W Agua Fria Fwy, Phoenix, AZ 85027 Get Directions
(623) 537-5600

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129 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • AARP
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Alfa Insurance Company
  • Allstate
  • Alta Health Network
  • Altec
  • American Family Insurance
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Physician Hospital Organization (BPHO)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benesight
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bridgeway Health Solutions
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Chandler Group
  • Cigna
  • CNA
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Compusys
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • CRS
  • Delta Dental
  • EBMS
  • El Paso First Health Plan
  • Employers Dental Service
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Guardian
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • HealthChoice
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Service
  • Integra Physician Network
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • Lincoln
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Lutheran Preferred
  • Magellan Health Services
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
  • Maricopa Health Plan
  • Maricopa Managed Care
  • Marsh Affinity Group Services
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medlife
  • MedPartners
  • Mercy Care
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Care Network
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • Network Platinum Plus
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Insurance Company
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • Phoenix Health Plan
  • Physicians Mutual
  • Pinal/Gila LTC
  • Portamedic
  • Prime Health Imaging
  • Principal Life
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Private Small Business Insurance
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Prudential
  • Pyramid Life
  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Secure Care Indemnity
  • Secure Care of America, Inc.
  • Select Med
  • Self Pay
  • Sierra Choice
  • Sliding Scale
  • Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
  • Standard Insurance Company
  • Sturm Ruger & Co.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Today's Options
  • TPA
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • Ucare
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Worker's Compensation
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Yavapai Long Term Care
  • Zenith Administrators Inc
  • Zurich

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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (8)
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Vermont / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    The Core Institute

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Richardson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Richardson's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Richardson

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients