Dr. Richard E. Gray, MD

Dr. Richard E. Gray, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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.Read more

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

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based on 21 total surveys (5 with reviews)
Dr. Gray's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
in Lake Tapps, Wa |
For the first time in 20 months I live pain free. Dr. Grey listened to my frustrations of every doctor telling me to live with the pain down my leg. One quick test on my foot, Dr. Grey realized it was my back that needed a MRI. I had a new much less invasive L4/L5 fusion. After two weeks I feel brand new, feel years younger and can start living my life the way it was meant to be lived. Thank you Dr. Grey!
in Tacoma, WA |
Dr. Gray recently performed a second hip replacement for me. He replaced my right hip a couple of years ago and then I began having problems with my left hip. I had absolutely no question on where I would go when I needed the second surgery. Dr. Gray is the best of the best, so professional and kind. Takes all the time you need in explaining everything. I recommend him to all of my family and friends!
in Tacoma, WA |
I had partial knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Gray and I am completely satisfied with the results. I have had no complications and healing faster than I thought, I would recommend him to anyone. The office staff is very good and the surgery center did a great job.
in Tacoma , WA |
My husband saw this Dr in regards to a break he visited the emergency room for. The manwas smug and arrogant, basically, told him that nothing was wrong with him and that he was just drug seeking. Now, 2 years later, my husband is almost to the point of not being able to do his job and struggles with pain everyday. If this man had done his job, it would not have degenerated this far. He shouldnt be allowed to practice medicine as the hypocritical oath obviously means nothing to him.
in Port Orchard, WA |
I saw Dr. Gray after visiting two other spine surgeons. I was seeking input on the best way to treat stenosis and scoliosis. Dr. Gray took a great deal of time talking with me about alternatives and was informative, compassionate and pleasant. I felt he clarified the information I'd received from the other two surgeons and helped me to sort through various surgical alternatives. I very much appreciated his patience and the time he spent explaining my alternatives to me.
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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.

Dr. Gray's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Gray'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 Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    Northwestern University Medical School

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern University Medical School

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    Northwestern University Medical School

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Minnesota Spine Center

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection