Dr. Richard Emerson, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 78
  
Dr. Emerson
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Orthopedic Clinic Association

2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Dr. Richard Emerson, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Emerson has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Emerson to book an appointment.


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It was great and on time. Dr. Emerson diagnosed my problem and we are moving forward. Very happy with my appointment and doctor.
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Tom Morales – Nov 22, 2020
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Fast, efficient, and informative
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Haslam James – Nov 13, 2020
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Been going to Dr Emerson for five years and he is excellent. It’s very frustrating that coming in every six months are asked to fill out pages of information each time when the information hasn’t changed. Takes way too much time and should have that information in my file. Just asking if any information has changed should be good enough. When you are older there is a lot of info to write down with issues Medicare does not require you to fill out this info each visit
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Edward Smith – Sep 27, 2020
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Dr Emerson is a wonderful doctor. Evaluated everything and feel he is very good at wht he does. After the xray he gave me a shot of cortisone in my shoulder and very pain free doing it. Great place to go at Toca. Thank you, Milton Gutier
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Milton Gutier – Sep 21, 2020
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Dr. Emerson is very knowledgeable, kind and truly understood my concerns. He works with me to find a solution and will continue to help me address my physical needs moving forward. Truly a great physician!
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Sep 14, 2020
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Hello; Was very pleased w/ Dr Emerson s' Manner, explanations, & Professionalism! Also Bryan who fitted me 4 a knee brace, & my/nurse Attendant, did not get her name(sorry), so compassionate. Will be very happy to see Doc Emerson again in few weeks! Sincerely, Ms RJ Fields Hamilton
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Aug 22, 2020
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Very knowledgeable. Took the time to address all my questions
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Aug 09, 2020
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Very glad
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Aug 01, 2020
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My family have been patients of TOCA for numerous years. I hurt my knee recently and saw Dr Emerson. His staff was awesome and Dr Emerson is without a doubt the BEST dr. I have ever seen. His knowledge and skills are impeccable and made sure i understood exactly the treatment plan. I was afraid of the shot in my knee and he made it painless! I would highly recommend Dr Emerson/ TOCA for your orthopedic needs.
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Linda Kerkes Melendez – Jun 29, 2020
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Visit on 6/8/2020 was for an ankle injury. After foot/ ankle X-ray and a examination of foot and ankle I was diagnosed with a grade 2 sprain and sent home with an ankle support brace. I left not feeling confident in the thoroughness of the exam and sought a second opinion. The second doctor had no knowledge of my visit to Dr Emerson and assessed my injury as the first time being seen by a doctor. Today after a more thorough exam and X-rays he found I have a Maisonneuve fracture.
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Emerson is hands down the best Ortho. there is! He is so kind, knowledgeable, and his office is always accommodating when I schedule an appointment. The amazing skill he has of giving me knee injections with no pain, keeps me coming back for more. Go see him, you’ll be happy you did. ??
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Iza – Jun 07, 2020
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Very thorough and a great guy.
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Joe Caruso – Apr 21, 2020
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Went in for a broken wrist. Everyone was very professional saw doctor got xrayssaw doctor got brace. Out inless than 1 hr. Very pleased i chose toca.
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Apr 12, 2020
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Thorougho,compassionate caring and consisstant
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Debbie Tia Bruised Head – Apr 09, 2020
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Competent, friendly and very experienced. No longer does surgery, so his specialty is non-surgical alternates.
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Mike – Mar 12, 2020
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No nonsense approach. Quickly gets to the heart of the problem.
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Lew Frauenfelder – Feb 20, 2020
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Been having a lot of bad experiences with Doctors and staffs lately. This was my first visit here and everyone was nice and profession. Dr. Emerson seemed knowledgable and was easy to talk to about my problem. Glad I choose this group.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Larry – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Emerson is very caring and describes in plain terms the necessary procedure needed with precise accuracy and I have always had very satisfactory results.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Ed Lynch – Feb 06, 2020
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He is very professional and gentle
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Jan 26, 2020
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Very good!!! Dr. Emerson is the most caring doctor I ever had??!
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Care Philosophy

RECOVERY. RESULTS. RELIEF.

Biography

Dr. Emerson has a distinguished career in orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a decorated combat Air Force flight surgeon accruing several air medals...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1977
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Emerson

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Emerson treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Emerson treats other conditions, please contact the office at (602) 277-6211.

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Emerson typically treats 57% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Sprain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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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Dr. Emerson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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

Locations

Orthopedic Clinic Association

Phoenix Office2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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The Orthopedic Clinic Association

The Orthopedic Clinic Association6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste B1800 Glendale, AZ 85308
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The Orthopedic Clinic Association5002 S Mill Ave Tempe, AZ 85282
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Banner Estrella Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center

Scottsdale, AZ

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

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

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

Tempe, AZ
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