Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Waterford, MI and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital and Mclaren Oakland. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO

Bone And Joint Specialists

4800 Highland Rd Waterford, MI 48328
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Based on 31 ratings

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Absolutely fantastic
Dr Bart was always on time, very nice staff! He did surgery and genuinely cared about your wellbeing. He took my pain away and I highly recommend him.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tracy Oson – Jan 24, 2023
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Super!
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Jan 24, 2023
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Workers are always pleasant and easy to work with. Dr. Bartholomew is a great doctor and very good about explaining everything you need to know. I have seen him multiple times over the years. He is my go to orthopedic specialist.
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Jan 11, 2023
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The best!
Great treatment and care!
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Jan 11, 2023
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My shoulder replacement was very successful. He is courteous, professional, and caring. I’ve also seen him regarding my knee.
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Jan 05, 2023
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Dr Bartholomew took the time to answer all my questions. He was attentive and engaged. I never felt he was in a hurry.
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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Rebecca – Nov 11, 2022
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DR. WAS VERY THROUGH AND FIXED MY SHOULDER.
SEVERAL VISITS INVOLVED TWO CORTISONE SHOTS.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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JIM C JOSEPH – Nov 09, 2022
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Absolutely
My Wife came in for injections in her knees, staff and Doctor Bartholomew where extremely professional.
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Nov 09, 2022
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Shoulder Replacement
Dr. Bartholomew is a fine surgeon. Lots of helpful office staff.
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Nov 04, 2022
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Caring
I always feel at home here. Dr. Bartholomew listens patiently and walks you through his diagnosis. I am thankful for him!
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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Greg S. – Nov 03, 2022
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OAKLAND COUNTY’S BEST ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON
Dr. Bartholomew is THE surgical specialist you want and need. He did a great job on my left partial knee replacement. I was able to walk two hours later!
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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No results
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Eric Hoover – Oct 24, 2022
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Professional, courteous respectful
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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Oct 11, 2022
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Dr. Bartholomew is very caring, explains and shows you exactly what’s wrong, what has to be done to repair your shoulder. He and his staff are very professional, helpful kind people. I highly recommend Dr. Bartholomew!!!
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
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Sep 23, 2022
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after my first shoulder surgery after three months all the joint pain is gone
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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Detroit, MI – May 03, 2017
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I have a chronic shoulder problem. Finally went to the correct specialty after 30 years. Had injections and therapy Nov. 2016. Recently tweaked it and needed to go back. Asked for pain meds for the worst days since I hand unload trailers for a living. Was lectured about if I need pills, then maybe I nee d surgery instead. Huh? I made it clear I wasn't looking for a lifelong refill. I was warned surgery doesn't always make it better by their therapists. In all fairness, I was seen by P.A. Rae.
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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Westland, MI – Apr 12, 2017
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I had rotator cuff surgery in Nov. Dr Bartholomew and his whole staff were completely professional, and very courteous and compassionate ... I would AND have recommended him ..I have no reservation about having my other shoulder done this fall, and then my left knee replacement Thanks again to Dr Bart and your whole staff.. Dan Bentley
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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Dan Bentley in Davisburg, MI – Mar 02, 2017
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Dr. Bartholomew did a knee replacement on me and has left me with a uncomfortable life. I've had 6 surgeries on this one knee, one partial replacement, one total knee replacement and then several infections that would not go away. I trusted Dr. Bartholomew and it's not right that I'm left with this knee that can't bend,very bad nerve damage, plus I don't have a great balance. My life is terrible since the first surgery and if I knew what I know now, I wouldn't have had NO surgery at all
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Yolanda Dixon in Ft Worth, TX – Oct 25, 2016
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Took my brother there who is mentally handicapped. He was considerate, explained things to him and there was minimal pain in the procedure of a cortisone injection into his shoulder.
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
9 people found this helpful
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Lawrence Goetzinger in Shelby Township, MI – Jul 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My orthopedic practice focuses entirely on the treatment of the shoulder and knee. I believe limiting your practice in this way allows me to provide...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1995
Saint John Oakland Hospital
Internship Hospital
1994
Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Media & Publications

  • Recurrent Subtalar Disclocation in an Athlete., 1999
  • Tibial Nailing in Proximal 3rd Fractures: Potential Factors Affecting Outcome., 1999

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What conditions does Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO treat?

Dr. Bartholomew frequently treats the following conditions: Arthritis, Adhesive Capsulitis, and Ankle Fracture. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO's office address?

Dr. Bartholomew's office is located at 4800 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI 48328. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bartholomew is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO is affiliated with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital and Mclaren Oakland.

How much experience does Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO have?

Dr. Bartholomew has over 28 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.7/5 for Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bartholomew's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Arthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew treats Arthritis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Nerve Block, Somatic
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew performs Nerve Block, Somatic more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew performs Peripheral Nerve Block more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Casting
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Injection Therapy
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Resurfacing
  • Joint Revision Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Labrum Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive, Quad-Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Hip Surgery
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Revision of Total Joint
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Reconstruction
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Splinting
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Bone And Joint Specialists

Bone And Joint Specialists4800 Highland Rd Waterford, MI 48328
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Rochester, MI

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: State Ranking Award - Coronary Intervention™ (2023)

Mclaren Oakland

Pontiac, MI

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland

Pontiac, MI

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

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