Dr. Richard Idler, MD

Dr. Richard Idler, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Idler, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from Dartmouth College and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

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."

3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

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

31  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

36  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 and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • 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

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Idler to family and friends
31 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 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 (14)

Dr Idler gets right down to business. No small talk :) He is focused on getting you the care you need now and go from there. So far he has been spot on with what needs to happen.
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Dr Idler came highly recommended from friends in the medical profession. He has seen me multiple times for broken bones to nerve decompression. Absolutely the best hand surgeon in the area. He spends as much time as needed to explain the details to his patients. No pain or scars after repair.
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This type of medical care need is new to me so I was a little apprehensive, but felt I needed evaluation. Exam and X-rays confirmed arthritis in thumb joint on left hand. Decision made to do a cortisone injection to see if it helped. The entire exam and injection process were gentle and easy...I’m...more
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Thank you Dr Idler for your advice and help with my recent recovery. Appreciate you taking time to listen and offer your professional inputs making it best for a patient. Best Wishes, ST
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Experience was excellent.
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