Dr. Richard Harding, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 57

Dr. Harding
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Medpro Obstetrics & Gynecology

2320 N 3RD ST Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Dr. Richard Harding, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Harding to book an appointment.

Dr. Harding's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Harding

4.4

Based on 42 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (36)
  • Staff friendliness (35)
  • Office environment (34)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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I was referred to Dr. Harding by another physician who spoke highly of him. I had a positive experience with the office staff and MA. Dr. Harding, however treated me in a way that dehumanized and humiliated me. He told me that my test results were inconclusive because I am overweight, but then sarcastically asked me where I go to seek out greasy foods and shamed me. He made a snarky comment about the fact that I should be working out every day. I was shocked by the way he spoke to me with word vomit. He went on to talk about the obesity rates in Mississippi! He proceeded to quiz me on my educational background. He abruptly left the room and told me he would be back, he needed to check my insurance. He never came back, I was never spoke to about a procedure. A nurse came in the room and handed me a folder and telling me I have surgery next week. This was the first I had heard of it after all that time with him. Find another doctor, this one's egotistical and uncompassionate.
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kate – Mar 12, 2021
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My first words leaving his office: “that man will NEVER be my physician!” First, he was an hour late to my 9am appointment. Second, he was completely disorganized and had not reviewed my medical records prior to meeting with me even though he had them two weeks prior to the appointment. Third, without knowing anything about me or my medical history, he tried to sell me on a radio frequency ablation — which, is not covered by insurance AND after having been treated by another surgeon and having a hemithyroidectomy, it was determined I was not even a suitable candidate for an RFA because my toxic nodules were wrapped around my voice nerve and growing into my chest. Lastly, although his front desk staff was friendly, his office was filthy and unkempt. In summary, if you need para/thyroid surgery and are looking for a highly-skilled, knowledgeable, compassionate, and thorough surgeon, see Dr. Mira Milas at Banner. You won’t be disappointed like you’d be with Dr. Harding.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Dec 17, 2020
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I was absolutely miserable with gall bladder issues when I saw Dr Harding. After my surgery, I have my life back! No complications. Awesome results! And his office staff were amazing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 29, 2020
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Dr Harding performed my parathyroidectomy. From initial consultation through post-surgical follow up, he was an ideal physician--thorough, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and compassionate. His surgical skills are outstanding. I can't recommend him highly enough.
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Apr 15, 2019
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Dr Harding performed a parathyroidectomy on me the end of February. His skill, professionalism, and personality were top notch. I am very, very glad I chose Dr Harding to be my surgeon.
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Mar 10, 2019
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Dr. Harding is a top rated doctor, and one of the best in his field!! He performed a Total Thyroidectomy on me after I had been dealing with a complex form of Graves Disease/Hyperthyroidism for many years. I had minimal scarring, and I was beyond impressed with the results. He has excellent bedside manners and explains everything in detail (without it being too technical), and allows time for questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Harding to anyone who is considering a Thyroidectomy!
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Crystal Ella in Phoenix, AZ – Feb 11, 2019
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When my endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Harding for a total thyroidectomy, he told me he was the best surgeon in the Valley. I have to agree wholeheartedly. I felt comfortable with Dr. Harding immediately. He took the time to explain everything in detail and answered every one of my questions. Surgery went smoothly and everything turned out just as he said it would. Dr. Harding is not only an excellent surgeon, he is a wonderful person too. His office staff is awesome as well. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LG in Chandler, AZ – Aug 15, 2018
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Both my wife and I had parathyroid surgery. Dr. Harding is a fantastic surgeon, we were up and around in days and the surgery was 100% successful. He is direct and very clear in his diagnosis, has in-office ultrasound and explains the procedure in plain English. We give him our highest recommendation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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The Beckers in Scottsdale, AZ – Jun 17, 2018
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I was very impressed with Dr. Harding. I had a recent partial thyroidectomy. This was the easiest surgery I've every had, and I've had more than 5 major surgeries. Dr Harding is very professional and answered all questions. Surgery was on time and I was home about 5 hrs later. I had very little pain and it was controlled with a couple Tylenol. It's been a couple weeks since surgery and I can hardly see a scar. I had researched a lot before selecting Dr. Harding and was not disappointed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Robert P in Phoenix, AZ – May 23, 2018
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I researched many surgeons for my partial thyroidectomy before selecting Dr. Harding. He is highly competent and has had a great deal of experience with thyroid surgeries. I preferred a specialist surgeon like Dr. Harding rather than a general ENT physician who has to attend to many general ENT issues and because of this has less time in an operating room. Excellent pre-op explanation of options and post-op write-up of results. l highly recommend Dr. Harding. Dr. M. Arlin, Vancouver, Canada
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Apr 21, 2018
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I was very happy with the care and attention I received from Dr. Harding. He spent time, explaining my situation, how it would be remedied, made drawings to make sure I understood, he and his staff took very good care of me. Gloria in the post-op care with all the warm blankets I wanted, checking on me for pain, anesthesiologist listening to less is good, the surgical nurse saying to me, "We are going to take very good care of you." and Dr Harding did an excellent job. Oh, and I liked his shoes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Denelle Harris in Prescott Arizona – Mar 16, 2018
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Excellent surgeon. He is considered to be one of the best surgeon for the procedure I had, a total thyroidectomy. My wife is a retired RN and was totally impressed .
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Frank Hall in Prescott – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr. Harding was very thorough in his explanation of my problem and the procedure he would perform. He checked my thyroids, as well as my parathyroids prior to the parathyroid surgery. The surgery went perfectly well and I have a very small scar, which probably will not show after complete healing.
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Marjorie B. in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 31, 2018
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Dr. Harding is a very pleasant Man, very personable , easy to talk to and explains things so that you understand them. My experience was one of the most pleasant in my 72 years. Made me feel comfortable and treated me very respectful. Thank you so much!
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Lynette Steward in Surprise, AZ – Jun 23, 2017
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Dr. Harding is the best physician I've used. He scheduled and spent a surprising amount of time to explain my planned surgery in detail, and answered every one of my many questions. On the day of surgery, he had every potential issue covered, and spent extra time during the operation when unexpected challenges arose. Post-open follow up was just as thorough as pre-op, and I feel I couldn't have been in better hands. Highly recommended.
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Scottsdale, AZ – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Harding is the best Thyroid Surgeon! I needed a partial removal of my thyroid. He explained the procedure to me thoroughly before the operation. After the procedure, I stayed at the hospital overnight. I never experienced any pain, days later I was back to my old routine. I am 72 years old, It's now been 25 days since I had the procedure done and I feel great. I recommend Dr. Harding, he is the best!
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Joe D. in Chandler, AZ – Dec 17, 2016
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Dr. Harding was very impressive. He was kind and reassuring when telling us that my spouse needed surgery. He was thorough in his explanation. He gave us options and did immediate diagnostic testing at our first appointment in his office. His staff was also very pleasant and competent. Excellent experience all around.
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Meryl in Phoenix, AZ – Jan 28, 2016
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Dr. Harding is an excellent surgeon! He performed a total Thyroidectomy. I had a large goiter with many nodules. Dr. Harding removed it through an inch long incision that is unnoticeable with minimal scaring and it's only been 1 month. He explained the whole procedure and made me feel very secure in his abilities as an individual and surgeon. I would recommend him to all who are looking for a qualified surgeon with a caring personality. .
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Loretta Van T. in Glendale, AZ – Dec 25, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Richard Harding, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1989
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Harding, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Harding frequently treats Hyperparathyroidism, Parathyroid (Gland) Disease, and Parathyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Harding treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Harding, MD's office located?

Dr. Harding's office is located at 2320 N 3RD ST, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Harding speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Harding's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hyperparathyroidism
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding treats Parathyroid (Gland) Disease more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Neonatal, Severe Primary
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism, Familial, Isolated
  • Hypoparathyroidism, X-Linked
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
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Parathyroidectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Harding performs Parathyroidectomy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Harding performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Harding's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Aspiration or Injection of Thyroid Cyst
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Harding accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
Ameriben
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Phoenix Standard
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS without Prior Authorization
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
Fiserv
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC
Zenith Administrators Inc

Locations

Practice

Medpro Obstetrics & Gynecology2320 N 3RD ST Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Dignity Health240 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013
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St Josephs Hosp Med Ctr Neuro

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center350 W Thomas Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Affiliated Hospitals

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St. Joseph's Hospital And Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)