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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

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.

Biography

Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Van Nuys, CA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Ferkel is affiliated with Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Los Angeles Community Hospital at Los Angeles.

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    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 Reviews (1)
    Woodland Hills, CA |
    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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    Dr. Ferkel's 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.

    Dr. Ferkel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
    •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    Awards & Recognition

    • Awards & Honors
      • Healthgrades Honor Roll
      • "Al Wister Award," National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, 2006
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    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Sports Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Joint Pain
    • Limb Pain
    • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon

    Education

    • Medical School
      Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1977

    • Internship Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 1978

    • Residency Hospital
      UCLA Medical Center

      Completed in 1982

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Southern California Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Medical Group

      Completed in 1983

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California

      Graduated in 1973

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    Memberships &
    Professional Affiliations

    • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

    Specialties

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

    Procedures Performed

    • Excision of Tibia or Fibula