Dr. Richard Battista, MD

Dr. Richard Battista, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Battista, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Allentown, PA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Battista is affiliated with Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street , Easton Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus, Saint Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

OAA Orthopaedic Specialists

250 Cetronia Rd Fl 2

Allentown, PA 18104
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

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Care Philosophy

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

Vince Lombardi

Q. What do you like best about working with your patients? People really respect our practice and what we have to offer. I enjoy learning about them personally and enjoy the challenge of restoring function so that they may be able to return to the level of activity that they crave.

Q. What do you like best about working for OAA? Without question, the employees at OAA are top notch and are the true "wizards" behind the scenes that make our organization top notch. They all believe in what we do as physicians and their support is invaluable.  I am also very honored and proud to have been elected president of the best orthopaedic organization in the Lehigh Valley. I never imagined that, 5 years into coming to OAA, that my partners would look to me to guide us through the uncertain future of medicine in the aftermath of healthcare reform.  It is a great responsibility that I take very seriously, where failure is not an option.

Q. How do you apply your experience as an orthopaedic surgeon and a physician to the rest of your life? A. I have dedicated my life to what I do. I truly believe that there is no other specialty in medicine where the physicians are completely and literally thrilled doing what they do. Completing a challenging case is like scoring a touchdown, making a goal, hitting a home run…..  Attention to detail is critical.

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Dr. Battista's Experience

Dr. Battista'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 Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complex Fractures
  • Contracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Laceration
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteopenia
  • Partially Dislocated Elbow (Nursemaid Elbow)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Trauma
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Upmc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 1999
  • Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, 2005
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation - Naval Hosptial Roosevelt Roads, 1999
  • Humanitarian Service Medal, 1998
  • National Defense Service Medal, 1991
  • National Defense Service Medal, 2001
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, 2001
  • Expert Rifle Marksmanship Medal, 2000
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2000
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Naval Medical Center, 2003
  • Expert Pistol Marksmanship Medal, 1999
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2006
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, 2001
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Battista's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Battista to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Battista Says:

I thank you for taking your time to provide valuable feedback as I am always looking to improve myself, my organization, and the patient experience.

You have choice. I thank you for placing your trust in me.

Dr. Battista's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Allentown Pa |
Dr Battista is a very genuine and caring person. Like that he took the time to talk with me, about what my issues. I know what he advised me to do was going down the right path . Extremely happy with the results. And would definitely recommend him to family and friends. And I have a great Dr for life. Thank you.
in Hazleton, PA |
I've been both patient & nurse for 50 yrs.& found Dr.Batista a refreshing example of WHAT a Dr. should be- competent,skillful to the max. , professional,& most of all TRULY CARING of his patients. THERE AREN'T MANY LIKE HIM AROUND TODAY.
Easton, PA |
I hand a wrist fracture last year followed by carpal tunnel in the same hand. The fracture occurred while traveling, so the initial care was elsewhere. De Battista did my follow up care when I returned home. I liked him a lot, very knowledgeable and personable. I developed carpal tunnel, and he did surgery. I had good recovery.
in Boyertown, pa |
Dr Battista absolutely delivered on his promise of quick and complete recovery. I'm 3 days post surgery and already want to plan other hand for carpel tunnel. Friendly, personable and thorough. Glad I took the time to research my options of where to go. Needs a Temple owls surgicap.
Dallas, PA |
Dr. Battista operated on my left hand for carpal tunnel surgery. I had great results. Would definitely recommend. I can not believe how fast my hand is healing.
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Dr. Battista accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Pennsylvania
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

Hospitals where Dr. Battista has admitting privileges

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg
2545 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA 18017
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - 17th Street
1627 Chew St
Allentown, PA 18102
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Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
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Easton Hospital
250 S 21st St
Easton, PA 18042
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Saint Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital
360 W Ruddle St
Coaldale, PA 18218
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Saint Luke's Quakertown Hospital
1021 Park Ave
Quakertown, PA 18951
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St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
1736 Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18104
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