Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO

Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Richard Bartholomew, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Waterford, MI and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

4800 Highland Rd Ste 2

Waterford, MI 48328

Contact Information

(248) 673-0500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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Dr. Bartholomew's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew treats Shoulder Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Arm Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew performs Arm Surgery more than 97% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bartholomew treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bartholomew's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achilles Tendinitis
ACL Surgery
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Fracture
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthritic Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Arthritic Shoulder Reconstruction
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Toe
Arthritis of the Wrist
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
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bicep Repairs
Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Bone and Joint Repair
Bone and Joint Replacement
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Spur
Broken Arm
Broken Shoulder Blade
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Complex Fracture of Acetabulum
Complex Fractures
Complex Shoulder Joint Replacement
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Compound Fracture
Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
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 Injuries
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Elbow Reconstruction
Elbow Replacement
Elbow Surgery
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot Conditions
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fractured Lower Leg
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
Hemi (Half) Hip Replacement
Herniated Disc
Hip Arthritis
Hip Dislocation
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Injury
Hip Labral Tear
Hip Muscle Strain
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Reconstruction Surgery
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Replacement, Cemented
Hip Replacement, Cementless
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Socket Injuries
Hip Sprain
Hip Surgery
Image-Guided Hip Replacement
Image-Guided Knee Replacement
Infectious Arthritis
Injection Therapy
Internal Derangement of Knee
Joint Disorders
Joint Drainage
Joint Fracture
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint Resurfacing
Joint Revision Surgery
Joint Stiffness
Joint Surgery
Joint Swelling
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 Arthritis
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Cartilage Implantation
Knee Cartilage Repair
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Dislocation
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Injuries
Knee Joint - Varus Deformity
Knee Ligament Injuries
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Ligament Rupture
Knee Osteotomy
Knee Pain
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Knee Tendinitis
Knee Tendon Repair
Labrum Repair
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
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
Muscle Pain
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal Pain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Orbital Floor Fracture Repair
Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Trauma
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Partial Knee Replacement
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pediatric Hip Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Pulled Muscles
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
Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Ruptured Tendon
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder and Thorax Deformity - Congenital Heart Disease
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Diseases
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Reconstruction
Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder Resurfacing
Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Sprain
Shoulder Stabilizations
Shoulder Surgery
Shoulder Tendinitis
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
Soft Tissue Infection
Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries of the Knee
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Sports Medicine Surgery
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stress Fracture
Surgical Procedures
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tendon Disorders
Tendon Injuries
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia Fracture
Toe Fractures
Total Hip Replacement
Total Joint Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Total Shoulder Replacement
Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Upper Extremity Fracture
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

Care Philosophy

My orthopedic practice focuses entirely on treatment of the shoulder and knee. I believe limiting your practice in this way allows one to provide the highest level of orthopedic care. Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and I spend a gr...


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery


  • 1999
    Saint John Oakland Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1995
    Saint John Oakland Hospital
    Internship Hospital
  • 1994
    Michigan State University / College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School
  • 1990
    Michigan State University
    Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English

Media & Publications

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

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after my first shoulder surgery after three months all the joint pain is gone
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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