Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.Read his story

Fondren Orthopedic Group

7401 Main St

Houston, TX 77030
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kearns's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

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

8  Conditions Treated

  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee

6  Procedures

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.


  • 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
39 total reviews (10 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kearns' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Dr. Kearns is a excellent physician. It's been six months since my knee replacement surgery and I am dong great. No pain at all, no discomfort at all. the incision is hardly visible. I followed his instructions and went to rehab for the knee as he suggested. His staff is professional and...more
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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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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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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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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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