Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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68 y/o
(33)

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Dr. Richard Kearns, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 68 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Kearns is affiliated with Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital .

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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Dr. Kearns' Experience

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Dr. Kearns' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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*
65

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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Procedures

  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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
  • Northshore University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Hospital For Special Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

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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Texas Orthopedic Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Kearns is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Kearns' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kearns to family and friends
4.5
based on 33 total reviews (7 with comments)
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 (7)
Houston, TX |
Dr Kearns may be a good surgeon but is a poor physician. Upon returning from a trip 4-1/2 months after hip replacement, I was experiencing hip pain. Dr Kearns said I may have a stress fracture and to minimize walking. Eight months later I was still in pain and Dr Kearns said it was due to a spine problem. When I said I did not have the pain prior to surgery he became indignant and said "come back in 5 years". I saw a spine doctor and he correctly diagnosed and treated me for bursitis in my hip
Katy, TX |
It's been about a year since my hip replacement... I've completely forgotten that I have it, a somewhat dangerous situation because the limitations are few, but do exist. Dr. Kearns did an excellent job. He gave the gift of mobility back to me. Recovery time was typical with no complications. I can walk for miles and have resumed most activities. Experienced and talented. He ( and the office staff) are the best!!
in Houston, TX |
Dr Kearns performed hip replacement surgery on both of my hips during 2016. His staff and medical assistant are super nice and office visits are generally on time. I rate his work as EXCELLENT and have referred many people I know who are suffering with knee and hip pain to him. I loved his dry wit, which may put some people off... but trust me when I tell you to get beyond it because he is REALLY good at what he does!
in La Porte, TX |
Dr Kearns replaced my right knee in 1998, my left hip in 2000, my right hip in 2010 and recently performed revision surgery on the left hip that I wore out. Four major surgeries and not a single problem. I highly recommend this man, he is a star in my book!
in Deer Park, TX |
BEAUTIFUL, DR. KEARNS REPLACED BOTH MY KNEES 15 YEARS AGO @ THE SAME TIME. I HAVE NEVER HAD A MINUTE OF DISCOMFORT OR PROBLEMS. HE IS TRULY A LEADER IN KNEE REPLACMENTS.
Houston, TX |
Dr. Kearns replaced my hip and left me 3/4 of a inch SHORTER- and THEN DENIED his serious error REPEATEDLY. Being unlevel has caused me GREAT distress and many new problems, such as having to buy shoe lifts for ALL shoes at ALL times- HUGE HASSLE- plus chronic sciatic pain that I did not have before surgery from the resulting unbalanced pelvis. I DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM FOR HIP REPLACEMENTS!
Houston, TX |
Dr. Kearns replaced my hip and left me 3/4 of a inch SHORTER- and THEN DENIED his serious error REPEATEDLY. Being unlevel has caused me GREAT distress and many new problems, such as having to buy shoe lifts for ALL shoes at ALL times- HUGE HASSLE- plus chronic sciatic pain that I did not have before surgery from the resulting unbalanced pelvis. I DEFINITELY DO NOT RECOMMEND HIM FOR HIP REPLACEMENTS!
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Dr. Kearns accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Kearns has admitting privileges

Texas Orthopedic Hospital
7401 Main St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
1635 North Loop W
Houston, TX 77008
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