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Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 69


Dr. Richard Kearns, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and non-surgical orthopedics.


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(713) 799-2300

Dr. Kearns accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Principal Life
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Universal American

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Kearns' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kearns treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of his peers

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

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kearns treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kearns treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kearns treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kearns' conditions and procedures:

  • Bunion
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

About Me

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

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Kearns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kearns

4.7

Based on 44 reviews

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Felt that I was in very competent hands from the first visit. Questions I did not know I had were answered and explanations of each step in my surgery and recovery were clearly and thoroughly addressed.
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My experience with Dr. Kearns as my surgeon was excellent. I had my right knee replaced, and have not had any pain or problems after my rehab. I appreciate, so much, Dr. Kearns’ straight-forward, assuring manner. His wry sense of humor always makes me smile. From my first pre-op interview, I...Read More
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My experience with Dr. Kearns was excellent. He was caring and concerned about me. He thoroughly explained my condition and gave me advice as to what I should and should not do to avoid aggravating the condition. I recommend Dr. Kearns to people looking for a good orthopedic doctor.
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Dr Kearns missed a severe nerve compression. Was talking down to me the entire time and told me to perform more home PT which I could not perform due to the nerve compression. My mother was with me and stated "he was the most unprofessional physicians that I have ever seen". He failed to review...Read More
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In April of 2018 Dr. Kearns replaced my right knee about 3 month later he replaced my left knee. The service was great the recovery went extremely well and I highly recommend him. P.S. I particularly enjoyed his humor.
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