Dr. Richard Choi, MD

Dr. Richard Choi, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Choi, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in North Andover, MA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 22 years.

575 Turnpike St

North Andover, MA 01845

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Wrist Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • 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
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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 Med and Dent New Jersey
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Choi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Choi to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Choi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
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.
Methuen, MA |
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.
Visited Dr. Choi for an issue in one of my arms. Left in tears, in more pain and humiliated. This doctor has no empathy to the patient's feelings and conditions. He made me feel like I was waisting his time. WOULD NEVER recommend this doctor to anyone. EXTREMELY unprofessional!
in Andover, MA |
Dr. Choi did a great job fixing my 7 year old daughters broke hand. She had to be put to sleep in order to re-align her finger and he made her feel very comfortable and her hand is perfect now. She is able to do everything she could before she broke it with no pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Choi!
York, ME |
After trying to treat myself for several days for elbow pain, I made an appointment at Orthopaedics Northeast and Dr Choi. He diagnosed me with tendonitis of the elbow. I was given a cortisone injection and after 3 days (as he said it would) I had marked improvement. I was back to enjoying all my summer activities without any pain or restrictions. We are very lucky to have him in the Merrimack Valley area.
Methuen, MA |
I saw Dr. Choi and was diagnosed with tendonitis of the wrist. He gave me a cortisone injection and within a couple of days I was pain free.
in Hampstead, NH |
I have had excellent visits with the doctor - he has treated my finger and my wrist and made me be pain free. With my finger I was in agony and just one visit and he relieved the pain and same with my wrist. Also when you need an appointment at the last minute because of pain he and his staff find room for you which is not the same with other offices that just plain don't care that you have to wait. I would recommend Dr Choi and his PA to anyone and feel comfortable doing so.
in Hampstead NH |
I would recommend this doctor - he has given me shots in my thumb for trigger finger and I am petrified of needles and he was kind and patient to me and the shot was not painful like I expected. I also know people who have had surgery by him and speak very highly of the surgery
Concord, NH |
Dr Choi is an expert in his field. He gave me a complete explanation about my injury and the care I would need to return to a normal lifestyle. He performed surgery on me with great results. I have healed well and am back to my daily routine.
in Lawrence, Ma |
Dr. Choi is the most caring physician I have gone too. My daughter was in a car accident and he was so nice and caring. I would recommend Dr. Choi because he is smart and confident on what he does he is the best. I will be going back to see him and his Nurse Practitioner again and again. Thank you.
New York, NY |
As a mother of 3 boys I was nervous and scared to have my son go through surgery for a infected abscess in my son's inner biceps. I had brought my son in for a check up .Immediately Dr Choi examined him put him on antibiotics and followed up 2 days later .Dr Choi had me meet him at the hospital for surgery .Even though it was a small procedure Dr. Choi with his PA made us comfortable and assured us everything will be fine.Surgery was a success and we are happy with his recovery.Dr Choi thank you
in North Andover |
Dr. Choi is an amazing doctor! He is extremely knowledgable and gets the job done. In my frustration of going to many doctors to find out what was medically wrong with me, his office diagnosed my issue within one visit. I will be forever grateful for his expertise. I love his staff, they are always polite and do their best to get me in as soon as they can. I would highly recommend him!
Andover, MA |
not happy about this at all.. I thought to have a tentinitis of the wrist. First visit, the nurse practioner sees me instead of the doctor and within 2 minutes proceeds to give me a shot which turned out to be in the wrong place. I had pain even after 2 weeks. Called the doctor again, he sees me and brushes me of in less than 2 minutes and asks me to come back another week. Total spent time with the doctor and his staff less than 5 min. Ended up going to a different orthopedic office.
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Dr. Choi accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • 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
    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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Holy Family Hospital
70 East St
Methuen, MA 01844
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