Dr. Richard Buch, MD

Dr. Richard Buch, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Richard Buch, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic knee surgery.

4001 W 15th St Ste 290

Plano, TX 75093

Contact Information

(469) 443-0924

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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Knee Replacement Revision
very high
more than 98% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 95% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

76  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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56  Procedures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • George Washington University Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Children's National Medical Center
    Other Education | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buch has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buch's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buch to family and friends
47 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

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  • 3
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Dr. Buch's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Awesome, Direct communication, does not paint the picture. He lets you know what is happening, what to expect and your options. Visits are timely, staff is supportive. I trust him completely, knowing I will get the answers I need to make a decision.
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Very poor customer service. I had my xrays and MRI done two weeks ago. I have called several times to talk to the doctor or the assistant. Left several messages but have not received any call from the doctor. That shows they do not care about their patients.
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My Mother is in ICU because of this doctor. He injected both of my Mom's knees, causing a life threatening infection. I have called his office munrious times and without a response from him. The doctor at the hospital who did surgery to clean up the infection in her said he has called him...more
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My mother was scheduled to have a left knee scope. The anesthesiologist could not find a vein!! The surgery had to be cancelled but Dr. Bush decided to inject her knees to give her some relief. Within 24 my mother could not walk and was temporarily paralyzed. My sister and I have tried numerous...more
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If you want technical expertise, skillful surgeon who uses a custom knee and you do not mind "DrHouse"! Dr Buch is fabulous! Cant say enough, very excellent outcomes! Receptionist leave a bit tobe desired! Told me I was scheduled one week after day that I was there and Ivwas not! Foubd the appt...more
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