Dr. Richard Birdwell, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Age 44
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Dr. Richard Birdwell, DO
Dr. Richard Birdwell, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Cambridge, MN. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Birdwell is affiliated with AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital, Cambridge Medical Center and AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital.

701 Dellwood St S

Cambridge, MN 55008

Contact Information

(763) 688-8700

Dr. Richard Birdwell, DO

Dr. Richard Birdwell, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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.
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Dr. Birdwell's Experience

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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
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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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

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Procedures

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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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Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Drury University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Riverside Health Hopsital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Medical Center Of Independence, Kansas City University Of Medicine and Biosciences
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birdwell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Birdwell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birdwell to family and friends
3.5
based on 10 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Birdwell's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
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To sum it up, he'll walk in and question why you are there? You get the vibe that once he is done he doesn't want to see you again. I won't be back to see him again.
in North Branch, MN |
Dr. Birdwell is the most arrogant physician I have ever encountered. Very poor patient interaction. I don't understand how the nurses put up with him. I will likely get a second opinion from someone else.
in Cambridge, MN |
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 accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
    Managed Care
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Birdwell has admitting privileges

AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital
4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
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Cambridge Medical Center
701 Dellwood St S
Cambridge, MN 55008
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AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital
550 Osborne Rd NE
Fridley, MN 55432
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