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Dr. Richard Biama, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Biama

Empire Orthopedic Center

900 E Washington St Ste 200 Colton, CA 92324

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Dr. Richard Biama, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, trauma medicine, and more.


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  • Practices at top hospital . Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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(909) 882-5867

Dr. Biama accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare HMO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Biama's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Biama treats Joint Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Biama treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Biama treats Shoulder Disorders more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Biama treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Biama treats Osteoarthritis more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Biama treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • 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

Dr. Biama's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. Biama's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Biama

2.8

Based on 61 reviews

5 Stars
44.26229508196721%
(27)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
1.639344262295082%
(1)
2 Stars
3.278688524590164%
(2)
1 Star
50.81967213114754%
(31)

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HE IS THE BEST EVER if you want to continue life as you know it , he is your guy, he can fix anything if you want the best see Dr Biama . I 100% recommend him
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Dr Biama has done both of my hip replacements. I’m getting ready to have him do my right knee. I can’t recommend him highly enough.
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If you want a surgeon that is going to make you feel good by holding your hand and coddling you, he is not your guy. But if you want a surgeon that is one of the best at his profession, he is the man you want. He replaced my hip 4 years ago and it is the best hip I ever had. I expect he will be replacing my other hip next year, I don't want it done by anyone else.
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I’m a 77yr wife of retired Navy man and have seen military and civilian Doctors for various medical conditions. In all those years I have never met a terrible Dr. like this one. Mr. Biama was rude and abrupt to me when I asked questions about knee surgery Example: upon showing him the list of medications I am taking for high blood pressure and diabetes, the Doctor wrote yes and no beside each one with no explanation-then handed it back to me. He didn’t want to schedule rehab post surgery either!
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Very unprofessional, inconsiderate doctor. I would not recommend Dr. Biama to anyone under any circumstances. There is little to no communication from this doctor. I had a surgery scheduled with this doctor that he chose not to show up for. His reason for his unprofessional actions was that he wanted to spend the day with his son rather than to fulfill his professional obligations (my pre-scheduled surgery). He wasted my time as well as my insurance carrier's money.
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WORST DOCTOR EVER!!! I wish this had negative stars! He is the most unprofessional, discriminative and rude orthopedist and I encourage everybody to go somewhere else but here. Showed up 4 hours late to my mothers appointment (literally!!!), had a derogatory attitude as soon as she told him that she needed an English/Spanish interpreter and denied to examine her and order further tests to help diagnose her problem. Filing complaints with the appropriate parties right away!!!
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Dr. Biama is one of the most amazing doctors I have been a patient to. Dr. Biama is direct, decisive, puts the my health and well being first above anything. My adult children are at my appointments when I see Dr. Biama and are so glad that I am in his care. My adult children have recommended Dr. Biama to anyone with ortho needs. Dr Biama answers any questions they have and takes the time to explain his thought process in his treatment.
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He is by far the worst dr. I have dealt with. He talks down to patients, scares you to question his opinion. TOTAL BULLY... Do not go to him
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I was very impressed by DrBiama. Very upfront and honest.
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The best experience with my daughter's knee surgery
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Biama, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Colton, CA and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, trauma medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Trauma Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Phoenix Orthopedics
Residency Hospital
1981
Highland Alameda County Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School
1981
1980

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Locations

Empire Orthopedic Center

1
  • Call
  • Fax
  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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51% Patient experience rating, 18% lower than the national average

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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