Dr. Richard Gray, MD

Dr. Richard Gray, MD

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57 y/o
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Dr. Richard Gray, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

1724 W Union Ave Ste 100

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
high
more than 89% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
more than 88% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
high
more than 87% of peers

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Dr. Gray's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Gray "My goal is to team-up with my patients and their families to accurately and clearly define their problems, provide understandable treatment options and to carry out our plan with professional, precise and expert care. Our first goal is to avoid surgery, but when it's necessary, I have the perspective to advise the best surgical procedure for the patient as an individual. Most importantly, I meticulously oversee the rehab and recovery phase of my patients to get them back to their best selves as soon as possible."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gray "Richard E. Gray, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who provides a wide range of services, including total joint replacement, trauma repair, spine surgery and sports-related orthopedic care. Dr. Gray emphasizes compassionate, patientcentered medicine. Utilizing a whole-person approach to musculoskeletal care, he considers each patient's desired activity level and lifestyle when developing a treatment plan. Dr. Gray is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society. He brings his extensive experience in sports medicine to the sidelines, providing medical coverage for the Bellarmine Preparatory football program. In his off-hours, Dr. Gray enjoys biking and skiing."

5  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

92  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Disorders
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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55  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Northwestern University Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Minnesota Spine Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Gray has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gray's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gray to family and friends
36 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Gray's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

I am so pleased I was referred to Dr. Gray and we decided on bi-lateral hip replacements. Best decision for repair and healing in one surgery! My left hip was a painful mess and the right one was not far behind. Dr. Gray is very professional, cordial, compassionate and takes time to listen during...more
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I am very glad to have met an exceptional person like Dr. Gray and have him perform my first surgery. Dr. Gray and his team of surgeons performed a microdiscectomy to repair a herniated disc that was putting an extreme amount of pressure on my sciatic nerve. I want to thank Dr. Gray and staff...more
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I had a total hip replacement the end of August. My recovery was very easy and fast as Dr. gray predicted. I had surgery at 8:00 in the morning and was home that evening. Dr. Gray explained the procedure very thoroughly and answered any questions or concerns that I had. I was very pleased with...more
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Dr. Gray replaced both of my hips just two months apart. My recovery was much easier than I anticipated considering I'm 80+ years old. He was easy to talk with and very kind and considerate to me and my family.
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Don't ever be hesitant to obtain knee replacement with Dr. Gray. I am so happy to be rid of the pain I had before my partial knee replacement. There were days where I simply could not walk. After Dr. Gray determined the pain was from bone on bone at my joint I underwent the partial knee...more
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