Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Dr. Richard Kearns, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 67 years old

Fondren Orthopedic Group
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Dr. Kearns specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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      4.6 based on 28 responses
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (27)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      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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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery
      • Orthopedics

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      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

      Procedures Performed

      • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Point Injection

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 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

      • Medical School
        Georgetown University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1975

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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • 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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