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Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Ferkel

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave Van Nuys, CA 91405

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Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

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My daughter had the worst care at Henry Mayo Newhall Emergency room. They sent her home with a broken and dislocated ankle without any medication. She was touched by an angel when Dr Richard Ferkel was able to take her as a patient. He took care of the disaster that was Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and with his great care, skill and incredible team, my daughter is back at 100 percent and teaching tap dancing. Thank you Dr. Ferkel. The most incredible guy ever. Great jerseys of stars he treated.
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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 explained to me that he didn't have the experience I needed for my situation. And he wouldn't do the surgery either. If it wasn't for him I would probably be unable to walk. God bless this man.
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Care Philosophy

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.


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine


Southern California Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Medical Group
Fellowship Hospital
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of California
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • "Al Wister Award," National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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No malpractice claims found for California
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. Ferkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ankle Sprains and Strains
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Dr. Ferkel treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Ferkel treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ferkel treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ferkel treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ferkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Shoulder Surgery

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37% Patient experience rating, 32% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2017)