Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD

Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
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Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ferkel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 92% of peers
Limb Pain
normal
more than 54% of peers

Dr. Ferkel's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ferkel "At the Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we are dedicated to providing the best possible care available for people of all ages and all walks of life. In addition, we serve as a leading educator of orthopedic surgery technique to surgeons around the world."

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

9  Conditions Treated

2  Procedures

  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • University of California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Southern California Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Medical Group
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • "Al Wister Award," National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 2006
Media & Publications

Dr. Ferkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Ferkel's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ferkel to family and friends
14 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Ferkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Ferkel is the most honest, generous, kind, professional, doctor I have ever met. I can't say enough wonderful things about this man. I went to him for a second opinion and he told me exactly who I needed for my surgeries. It was if he could read my mind. I liked the surgeon I was seeing. He...more
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