Dr. Patrick Richards, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male
  
Dr. Richards
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816

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(916) 733-3346

Dr. Patrick Richards, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Richards has more experience with Reproductive Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richards to book an appointment.


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Dr. Richards accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage

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Practice Areas

Reproductive Endocrinology

Reproductive endocrinologists diagnose and treat conditions that contribute to infertility and perform fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), sperm banking, and egg freezing.Compare with other Reproductive Endocrinology specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Testicular Dysfunction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Testicular Dysfunction more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Female Infertility
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Female Infertility more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 56% of their peers

Hypopituitarism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Hypopituitarism more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 54% of their peers

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Diabetic Ketoacidosis more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Thyroid Disease more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Hyperthyroidism
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Hyperthyroidism more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Hypothyroidism more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acromegaly and Gigantism
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preventive Care
  • Retina Diseases
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richards

3.1

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
47.82608695652174%
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4 Stars
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Dr. Patrick Richards and his team delayed me from getting the care I needed in a timely manner. Without my persistence I would have run out of DME supplies which would hinder my quality of life and I would be unable to manage my type 1 diabetes, which could be fatal. He lacked any accountability and showed no remorse.
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My one star review is for the office of Dr. Patrick Richards, not for the doctor himself. He was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. His staff, on the other hand are incompetent. I received a collections notice for a bill, a year old, that they never bothered to bill my insurance for (I made sure their office accepted my insurance). I had to call Dr Richards office 4 times to get a prescription refill, and still never got the refill. They told me they sent the refill approval to my pharmacy (3X), but they never did. I frantically called my primary doctor who thankfully took care of the refill (needed for osteoporosis). They never apologized, nor bothered to call in the refill. I will not be going back to this office ...sorry Dr Richards
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Very effective, very efficient doctor.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Evidence-based preventive medicine.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Medical Group - Rheumatology3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816
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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average