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Dr. Richard Emerson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 76

Dr. Emerson

The Orthopedic Clinic Association

6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste B1800 Glendale, AZ 85308

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Dr. Richard Emerson, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Emerson

4.8

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Dr. Emerson was a very personable and knowledgeable Orthopedic Physician. He listened thoroughly to me as I explained what was going on with my hip. He was able to hone in on the issue with my hip and also a lower back problem I wasn't even in to be seen for. It explained part of the problem with my back I was thinking about also. His knowledge was exceptional. And even though I previously had worked in an Orthopedic Clinic explained all the issues I was concerned with. He also ordered the MRI to help determine the exact root cause of my problem. I will go backing a week for results to see him again and continue his suggested treatment regimen. Thank-you Dr. Emerson.
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He is the best doctor I have seen in years, he really cares about you as a patient and as a person! My husband and I will continue to see him until he retires.
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Dr. Emerson quickly identified a torn left adductor and recommended rest and physical therapy. A MRI to determine the specifics will be done after insurance approval.
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He was excellent and very concerned about my condition and very knowledgeabke
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Dr. Emerson is so kind and down-to-earth. He listened to me, gave me choices, and treated me right then and there. I wasn't expecting to walk away from my 1st appointment with him with an active plan for my pain. What an unusual and pleasant experience. I've already recommended him to several friends.
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He calmly zones right in to the problem every time without much poking around! I'm in the healthcare biz, and have seen plenty of orthopods who are nowhere near as smart... and humble at the same time. Gives me great confidence to be able to tap into his deep well of experience.
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First time to TOCA and on their first day at the new office location. What a pleasant experience both with staff & Dr Emerson. Everyone was very pleasant and professional. Dr Emerson is a gem. He ensured I understood my problem, explained everything in terms I could easily understand; layman terms V doctor speak. He also very kind. I'm glad to have met him and glad to have found TOCA.
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Great guy
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Dr. Emerson was very professional and knowledgeable. I left my appointment very satisfied with his exam and explanation of my problem.
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About Me

RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Phoenix General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1977
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
1969
KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED
Medical School
1978
1977
1969

Awards

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(602) 277-6211

Dr. Emerson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Assurant Health
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
PHP-Physicians Health Plan
Simplifi
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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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. Emerson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson performs Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Emerson performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson treats Joint Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Emerson treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Emerson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018)