Dr. Richard Crane, MD

Dr. Richard Crane, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Crane, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

1088 Park Ave

New York, NY 10128

Contact Information

(212) 860-4000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Raynaud's Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sjögren's Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


Read More


  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.


  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Mt Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Crane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Crane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Crane to family and friends
based on 33 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Crane's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Dr. Crane is amazing. I decided to see him for a second opinion, and he put me on a medication that several other doctors felt was too mild for me. Four months later, I'm feeling so much better. Dr. Crane is thorough, has a great bedside manner, and his office is very efficient. I highly recommend him!
in ny ny |
Dr Crane and his staff and clinic is top of the line all the way when it comes to dealing with autoimmune diseases. Unlike other doctors who just waste your times, Dr Crane focuses on the cause and immediately treats it aggressively. He is the best rheumatologist and all my colleagues agree.
in New York, NY |
Dr Crane’s office has always treated me with the utmost of respect. His scope of knowledge is amazing and has helped tremendously when dealing with my very complicated conditions. Very lucky to have found him.
New York |
The staff are the RUDEST people I have encountered anywhere. The phlebotomist, on top of being rude, decided it is appropriate to suck on a lollipop while drawing my blood. Chris, who was supposed to call in my prescription to my pharmacy left me waiting while she chatted with her mom in her work area. It was only when I went in her work area a 2nd time that she finally helped me, not once looking at me when she addressed me, and acted like she was doing me a huge favor by doing her job. During
in Upper East Side |
Dr. Crane is very efficient and reliable. He makes extra time to see his patients, I've had to see him before work and he came in at 7:30am! His staff is extremely helpful. Whenever I call I always ask for Gina, she listens and is always willing to help me get in to see the doc immediately. Overall, great doctor and terrific staff.
New York, NY |
Dr Crane was a pleasure to deal with. However, the front desk staff is the worse I have ever seen. Super rude, with me and with other patients, rude on the phone with other people, rude with the doctor while he was in the exam room with me. I am shocked by what i've just seen now. After the apointment, i went back to the front desk to ask where to get the x-rays and if I should pay a copay now or if they will mail a bill later, and the "lady" aggressed me for not being patient enough!
in Morris |
I began with doctor Crane when another doctor in the practice left. I am very happy with the care he has given me.
in New York, NY |
Dr Crane has monitored my RA and PsA treatments. He has been forthcoming and sincere. But most of all, he understands and truly cares. As a person who is wheelchair bond, the office team treats me with the utmost of respect. Making my visit as welcoming as possible. Highly recommend!
Excellent physician who spends time with his patients and offers superior care.
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Dr. Crane accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Crane has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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