Dr. Richard Idler, MD

Dr. Richard Idler, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(22)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Idler, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 66 years old.

4110 Briargate Pkwy Ste 300

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Idler "" To provide great patient outcomes in the context of a quality patient care experience".

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is dedicated to comprehensive, specialized and exceptional patient care. Our subspecialized physicians treat sports injuries, hand and arm injuries, foot and ankle problems, back and neck pain, hip and knee conditions and arthritis. Our onsite services include X-ray, MRI, orthotics and prosthetics, physical and occupational therapy and outpatient surgery. Furthermore, our evening and Saturday hours allow same day appointments for your urgent orthopedic needs."

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Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • UCLA School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Harvard University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California Los Angeles School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Indiana Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Registrar In Orthopaedic Surgery, Auckland, New Zealand
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Idler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Idler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Idler to family and friends
4.1
based on 22 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Idler'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 (8)

in Colorado Springs |
Quickly got an appt and got in to see Dr Idler. Office staff was efficient and friendly. Dr diagnosed problem and provided immediate treatment and scheduled a follow up appt
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Colorado Springs, CO |
Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Idler. He is skilled, compassionate and interested. I know from personal experience that’s not always the case. Would recommend his services to anyone.
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in Colorado Springs, CO |
Doctor Idler is an outstanding surgeon, he performed surgery on a growth in my left hand and I couldn't be happier with the result. The growth is removed, the discomfort following surgery was minimal, and my nerve function and finger mobility fully intact. Prior to and following to the procedure...more
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Thank you so much for your positive feedback!
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in Colorado Springs, CO |
Office staff very rude and uncaring. They scheduled me at Briargate on a Tuesday after Dr Idler told me I would see him. I was not told anything about being moved to Briargate to see a PA. I went to South office and was told I needed to reschedule. Then I was told it would take awhile to get the...more
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Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Idler has been very helpful in alleviating hand pain due to arthritic conditions. Would highly recommend.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Idler accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Idler has admitting privileges

University of Colorado Health - Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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