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Dr. Richard Choi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 49

Dr. Choi

Orthopaedics Northeast

323 Lowell St Andover, MA 01810

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Dr. Richard Choi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Andover, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Med and Dent New Jersey in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Choi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Choi

4.1

Based on 53 reviews

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I had suffered with Carpal tunnel for years in both hands. Dr. Choi performed Carpal Tunnel release and trigger finger in my left hand December of 2018. It healed unbelievably fast and now 5 months later like brand new and to compare it with my right hand which still has carpal tunnel is like night and day. Why did I wait so long. He is an amazing doctor. Ready to schedule for my other hand. So excited
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Dr Choi was amazing. I had carpal tunnel surgery He took his time with me answered all my questions. Told me if had any more questions or needed him for anything to just call. A very pleasant doctor. I will go back in if I ever need anything pertaining to anything with my hands or wrists. Absolutely loved him.
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My daughter sprained her ankle and Dr choi made is easy and stress free. There’s a level of comfort when you enter his office. Great with kids and adults.
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Dr. Choi took in me in immediately and was able to quickly diagnose my knee pain. He quickly rectified my pain with a shot of cortisone after explaining to me the process and why the shot was needed. I highly recommend Dr. Choi to anybody who needs a great and reliable orthopedic surgeon. David S.
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My experience with Doctor Richard Choi has been more than I expected..I have knee pain and hand especially finger pain ..Dr Choi knowledge and diagnosis doesn’t surprise me anymore .. The other day I was having knee pain went to his office immediately he explained to me what was going on with my left knee and gave me a cortisone shot and told me it will take at least 3 days before ur pain will subside but immediately that day I was feeling exceptional better a week later no pain .Great job Dr.
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Dr. Choi reconstructed my broken ankle in 2010 and the outcome has been perfect....full strength and full range of motion. So after tearing my bicep in October of 2017, there was no doubt who would surgically repair it, of course Dr. Choi. My physical therapist with years of experience said she has never seen a faster recovery after bicep surgery. I couldn’t be happier with Dr. Choi.
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I am a patient of dr. Choi. And I would highly recommend him to any one that is suffering from hand and wrist or elbow pain he's kind considerate trustworthy listens to your questions takes the time to answer your questions,and does a fantastic job with surgery and he also has a very understanding staff.
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Dr Choi seems like an excellent doctor. My son is his patient. Dr Choi treated him when he broke his finger a few years ago and his wrist more recently. I recommend Dr Choi without hesitation. The nurse practitioner in his office is also fantastic.
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Ortho NE asks for SS# and uses a bizarrely intimate intake form. Not cool. Worse, Dr. Choi rushed through the visit, was rude to me and the nurse, ignored several questions by repeating his answer to my previous question, & barely looked at my hand. So I wasn't surprised to read in my record that they completely missed the severity of my injury. While in motion going out the door, he did mention that it might need surgery; if so, I need a Dr. who pays attention to what's in front of him.
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Left the door wide open and spoke loudly in a rude manner so everyone could see and hear walking by. Repeated many times how long he'd been doing this. Like the other review he made me feel like I was wasting his time. I'll go back to BWH from now on. Don't know what I was thinking. I've had pain in my wrist over 3 months now and maybe there is a chance that it's just overused and will go away. But after the way he treated me, he leaves me unsure he can properly diagnose an issue.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Choi, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Andover, MA and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Med and Dent New Jersey in 1995 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Florida
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Med and Dent New Jersey
Medical School
1995

Awards

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(978) 794-1946

Dr. Choi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Choi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Choi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

De Quervain's Release
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Choi performs De Quervain's Release more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Choi performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Choi's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • 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
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • 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
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)