Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
68 y/o
(40)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.Read his story

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Principal Life

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Top Care Areas

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Kearns' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kearns "I am in practice to improve and restore people's/patient's lives to be able to return to normal daily activities like walking, hunting, hiking, fishing, golf and tennis which have been lost due to severe arthritis of the hip or knee."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kearns "Our Fondren Orthopedic group has 5 hip and knee specialist. If I cannot see you quickly for a sudden onset painful hip or knee then one of our group can. My 30 years in practice is for those who have been symptomatic for some time and are considering a new hip or knee"
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

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

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kearns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kearns' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kearns to family and friends
4.6
based on 40 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (40)

  • 5
    (36)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kearns' 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 (12)

in Houston, Texas
Dr. Kearns was recommended to me by a neighbor in our (Houston) subdivision. This patient had one knee replaced and three months later had the other replaced. Minimal pain as well as downtime, Based on this recommendation I had R. Knee replaced without infection or short or long term complications....more
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in Houston
I have recommended Dr. Kearns to more than 50 people needing hip and knee replacements (like I have had). I never had a single pain after the surgeries and its been 7 years.
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in Houston, TX
I will tell everyone about Dr Kearns and his staff. They were thorough, caring and always available. The hospital is clean, the food is good and the individual care was amazing. Dr Kearns and his team replaced both my hips in the same calendar year and I am doing awesome. I recommend Dr Kearns to...more
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in Spring, TX
This was the first time in his life that my husband required surgery of any kind, so understandably my husband was quite skeptical, Dr Kearns made all the difference, we could not have asked for more.
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in Pearland, TX
I would definitely recommend Dr. Kerns to any family member, friends or anyone having orthopedic surgery. . He is very professional, explains the procedures in detail and gives you a realistic time frame for recovery.I had knee replacement done by Dr. Kerns and I couldn't be happier with the...more
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