Dr. Richard Diana, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 60

Dr. Diana
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Connecticut Ortho Specs

84 N Main St Branford, CT 06405

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Dr. Richard Diana, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Branford, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Diana to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Diana

3.6

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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Dr. Diana and his staff are always on point and make sure you leave feeling like you got answers and a remedy for whatever it was you were seen for. His knowledge and effectiveness when determining a viable solution for my ailment is reassuring for any future treatment I might need
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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G. MOORE – Sep 05, 2020
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Dr. Diana, staff, location, appointment time, scheduling, all TOP NOTCH. Prompt intake for appointment, minimal wait time in exam room, open air post appointment area. ALL EXCELLENT. Dr. Diana took all the time I needed, and will follow up after MRI which was also scheduled promptly and without delay. Excellent experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dennis Fox – Aug 25, 2020
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Dr Diana treated operated on me back in 2001 and 2002 on my left and right rotator cuffs. Since these two surgeries I haven’t experienced any issues with my rotator cuffs and I haven’t been limited in any of my motion. Dr Diana is very thoughtful and excellent in his approach thank you.Dr Diana.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Danny Dolphin – Aug 14, 2020
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The scheduling and visit was done quickly and professionally. very little waiting and called at scheduled time. Have seen Dr. Diana for a few issues over the years and he has always treated problem conservatively which have had good results. has been able to pinpoint the issue at hand and began a regimen to relieve the problem.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jack Vagnini – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Diana is a talented surgeon and practitioner. When I was injured unexpectedly one afternoon, Dr. Diana and his staff made sure that he was available to see me despite the short notice. He took his time to diagnose the injury, come up with a treatment plan, and answer all of my questions. I have treated with him over the years for many different injuries and trust him wholly, not only for his knowledge and skill, but also for the compassion that he and his staff have for their patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nov 15, 2019
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Dr. Diana was on time and for a specialist, that is unusual. He felt that my issue was not a surgical fix and recommended three options to hopefully fix the problem.
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Sep 23, 2019
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I just love Dr Diana and his staff. They are SO nice and extremely professional ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Teresa in CT – Jun 27, 2019
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Dr. Diana reviewed the results of my MRI, thoroughly explained my options and answered all my questions to my satisfaction.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rockfall, CT – Jun 25, 2019
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Very efficient office. Liked that xray was taken prior to seeing doctor. Very friendly and professional office.
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May 22, 2019
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Dr. Diana is a true professional exceptional. All of the staff and his office is also incredible
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May 01, 2019
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He was very professional and he took the time to listen to my needs. His willingness not to do unnecessary treatment in order to schedule an MRI was most appreciated!
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Mar 30, 2019
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So far I have been satisfied with Dr. Diana. He appears to actually listen to the patient and does his best to accommodate your needs. He was able to get appropriate diagnostic procedures approved by my reluctant insurance company without them "jumping me through hoops". He cuts to the core of the issue without a lot of dissembling.
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Hapo in Hamden, CT – Feb 27, 2019
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I was greeted quickly , brought in for xrays immediately and was then taken to a room where my knee was drained of fluid . My options were explained to me in a clear manner and I was out the door soon thereafter.
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Mike in Branford, CT – Feb 25, 2019
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I am extremely happy with the service that I am receiving. The doctor takes his time to thoroughly search out any possible problems
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Feb 20, 2019
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I was seen on an emergency basis by Dr. Diana. It was the best thing that could have happened to me. He was professional and careful in his diagnosis. He scheduled me for immediate quad tendon repair surgery and he and his staff were informative and helpful through the process. I like his style and I welcomed it in my surgical experience with him. I hope to never need any orthopedic surgery again, but if I do.....I will only use Dr. Diana. Charlie Frattini
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Charlie Frattini in wallingford Ct – Feb 06, 2017
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Horrible, he has left me in chronic pain. I have never recovered from surgery 2 years ago.
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Karen M in East Haven, CT – Jan 13, 2017
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He is adequate for the procedure I had. My impression was that he was uninterested and unfriendly, despite me trying to be cordial with him. He really said very little to me. He did his job and left the room and left the nurse to finish. He appears to be the type of Doctor that should think about retiring. I would never go to him for anything serious.
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john D in Branford, CT – Aug 29, 2016
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Follow update- MY husband had the MRI 8-25-2016- he has a complex torn meniscus & is scheduled for surgery 9-2-2016. Dr Diana did nothing to help as previously indicated. Dr Trock- Danbury & Dr LaHav Milford were extremely attentive/ dedicated; & expeditiously facilitated the MRI & scheduled the surgery; while Dr Diana did absolutely nothing.
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vvk in milford, ct – Aug 26, 2016
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He did not give me the time of day at my first (and last) appointment with him.
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Hamden, CT – Feb 27, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Diana, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Branford, CT and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Yale...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1993
U Mass Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Yale New Haven Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
1987
Yale University School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Diana, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Diana frequently treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, Joint Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Diana treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Diana, MD's office located?

Dr. Diana's office is located at 84 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Diana's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diana treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Diana treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diana treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Diana treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Diana treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Diana treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Diana's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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(203) 407-3599

Dr. Diana accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access Blue New England Network-CT
Balanced Pathway Tiered-CT PPO
Balanced Pathway-CT HMO
Balanced Pathway-CT PPO
Blue New England Network-CT HMO
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
BlueCare Health Plan (with Expanded Network)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
BlueCare Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
BlueChoice New England Network-CT
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Bronze Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Pathway X-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X for HSA-CT PPO
Bronze Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced-CT HMO
Century Preferred (Tiered)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Charter)-CT
Century Preferred Select (Tiered - Elm)-CT
Century Preferred Tiered (Select Network)-CT
Century Preferred-CT
Choice BlueCare-CT HMO
Choice Century Preferred Basic-CT PPO
City of New Haven - BlueCard-CT
City of New Haven - Century Preferred-CT
CT Children's Medical Center - Tiered-CT PPO
Day Kimball Tiered-CT PPO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced Tiered-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT HMO
Gold Pathway X-CT PPO
Gold Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway CT (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway CT Tiered (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Ind)-CT PPO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT HMO
Pathway X (Small Grp)-CT PPO
Pathway X Enhanced (Ind -)-CT HMO
Pathway X Enhanced Tiered (Ind)-CT HMO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Platinum Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X Tiered-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT HMO
Silver Pathway X w/HSA-CT PPO
Silver Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Coinsurance Pathway X-CT PPO
Silver Standard Pathway X-CT PPO
State BlueCare (Local Network only)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network - Tiered)-CT
State BlueCare (with Expanded Network)-CT
State Preferred (Tiered)-CT
State Preferred-CT
USA-CT PPO
Yale New Haven Health System - Tiered-CT PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
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Humana
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MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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