Dr. Richard C. Birdwell, DO

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Dr. Richard C. Birdwell, DO

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Alllina Health Clinic 701 Dellwood St S, Cambridge, MN 55008 Get Directions
(763) 688-8700

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I have been in practice since 2005 and enjoy joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic management of sports injuries. It is...Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Birdwell's needs to consider both parents when making a decision. I didn't know that a torn meniscus makes a person homebound for schooling for a month??? You also stated that you have never filled one of those forms out? Why is the patient homebound when he is not getting therapy in the home? He has to go to the clinic to receive therapy. Dr. Birdwell, next time buck up, and deliver the signed paper yourself. Quit having your nurses do your dirty work. Educate yourself on homebound
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Dr. Birdwell was very closed off and had his nurse do his work. Dr. Birdwell is a physician that when given a paper will sign without using his medical professional opinion.....just to get the people out of the office. Next time, Dr. Birdwell, have the guts to deliver your signature/decision in person, instead of having your nurse do it so you didn't have to deal with the client or family. I think you need to reintroduce yourself to the definition of Homebound. Study up!
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bicep Injuries
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Using Alternate Bearing Surfaces
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Health Hopsital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical Center Of Independence, Kansas City University Of Medicine and Biosciences

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Drury University

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Birdwell'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 Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Birdwell's Office & Staff

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Dr. Birdwell's Care Philosophy

I have been in practice since 2005 and enjoy joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic management of sports injuries. It is amazing to have experienced the last 13 years of orthopedic surgery. Advancements in technology have been numerous. I am amazed everyday how well my patients do after direct anterior approach total hip replacement. I have 4 great kids and a loving wife and enjoy snowboarding, golfing, fishing, hunting, and hanging out with my kids.