Dr. Richard Emerson, DO

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 79

Dr. Emerson
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Orthopedic Clinic Association

9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Dr. Richard Emerson, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ. 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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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Emerson

4.8

Based on 98 ratings

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It was a very pleasant visit. The doctor was very knowledgeable and kind.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nancy Abbott – Dec 09, 2020
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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.
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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Tom Morales – Nov 22, 2020
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Fast, efficient, and informative
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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No results
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Haslam James – Nov 13, 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!
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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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 22, 2020
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Very knowledgeable. Took the time to address all my questions
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 09, 2020
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Very glad
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
No results
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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.
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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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.
What went well
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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. ??
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
What could be improved
No results
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Iza – Jun 07, 2020
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Very thorough and a great guy.
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
No results
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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.
What went well
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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.
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
No results
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Mike – Mar 12, 2020
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No nonsense approach. Quickly gets to the heart of the problem.
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
No results
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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??!
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
No results
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Germelita A. Lee – Jan 16, 2020
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I’ve been having pain in my knees, debilitating for the past year… I’ve had x-rays, MRIs, follow ups, and everyone has told me that nothings wrong. After seeing Dr. Richard Emerson at TOCA Orthopedic Clinic Association, I can wake up and get out of bed and move around about my day without pain... and have follow up appointments to delve into the solution. Dr. Richard Emerson was very kind and compassionate! I am so thankful!
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
No results
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Tammy S – Jan 05, 2020
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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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What are Dr. Richard Emerson, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Emerson frequently treats Joint Pain, Limb Pain, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Emerson treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Emerson, DO's office located?

Dr. Emerson's office is located at 9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Emerson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson treats Joint Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson treats Limb Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Emerson treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 97% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Emerson's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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 Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • 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
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Locations

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Orthopedic Clinic Association9377 E Bell Rd Ste 231 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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Orthopedic Clinic Association

The Orthopedic Cln. Assoc. PC2222 E Highland Ave Ste 300 Phoenix, AZ 85016
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