Dr. Richard Footer, MD
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Dr. Richard Footer, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male


Dr. Richard Footer, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Bethesda, MD. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Footer is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital.

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Dr. Footer's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Falls Church, VA |
He is thurough, straight forward, and knowledgeable. As someone said before he doesn't blow off any questions you have. I just wish he delivered at other hospitals. I'm so glad I go to him.
in Silver Spring, MD |
Caring, knowledgeable, thorough and reassuring. He takes time with his patients and this is reflected in his waits, but well worth it.
in Silver Spring |
I give the office 4 1/2 stars The office is small, which I like. Marla, the administrative-nursing assistant-technician-record keeper is quite nice. Dr. Footer is friendly, approachable and down-to-earth. He is thorough and doesn't wave off a patient's concern and just "being in one's head". They take cash and checks. Never had a problem The building is the downside. There is a rude woman who will not buzz you in for ANY reason. It made me late for my appointment. Ignore her if she yells at you
Takoma Park, MD |
I have been a patient of Dr. Footer for about three years. The office only accepts cash and you normally have to wait over two weeks when scheduling an appointment and my appointment has been cancelled multiple times. Also beware you will charge a copay for your yearly visit even when you insurance covers all cost !! My insurance company confirmed that I should not have a copay for my yearly exam and called the office to discuss it with the front desk, yet I am still billed for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Monrovia, MD |
I have been a patient in Dr. Footer's practice for over 25 years now. There is no one I would trust more to deal with my body, than Dr. Footer. He is knowledgeable, does not blow things out of proportion, is not an alarmist, always able to call me back if I have questions, and is very accommodating to MY needs, not just what he thinks I should do or take. I really like his office Manager, Marla, also. She is thorough, dedicated and no nonsense. She is professional and runs that place smoothly
Rockville, MD |
Dr. Footer is a wonderful doctor. Unfortunately, the wait time to see him is a minimum of 45 minutes and his office staff is unpleasant.
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Dr. Footer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis


  • Medical School
    George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Providence Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    George Washington University Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • C-Section
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)