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Dr. Richard Kirby, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 67

Dr. Kirby

Orthopedic Physician Associates

601 Broadway Ste 600 Seattle, WA 98122

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Dr. Richard Kirby, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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I looked up this MD on internet & short bio indicated he cared about his patients. I didn't choose to have surgery by him because the Swedish MRI team I saw on 2nd visit with him said he only does 'open surgery', no arthroscopy. At consult, he was unwilling to agree my R bicep pain was related to a 3.3.18 mva even after my sub-jective; unbearable R bicep pain began same day as mva. 12.17.18 MRI with contr-ast dye showed 75% partial tears in R rotator cuff, up from 50% [2018 MRI]. All 3 visits with him, he failed to report my subjective statement, "no recall of being rear-ended or of my car being pushed 6-8 ft." I asked him if my subjective state-ment meant anything to him and he said he bases opinion on objective evidence only. He agreed to do surgery but didn't tell me it would be open surgery. He knew I was very frustrated he didn't correlate 2018 mva with continual unbearable R bi -cep pain. The bio didn't indicate if he only does open surgery vs arthroscopy.
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Dr Kirby recently replaced my right shoulder. I have had four previous operations by other orthopedic surgeons over the last 30 years and I was still experiencing chronic pain. All of hat pain is gone now. Thank you, Dr Kirby
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I had shoulder pain for many months . Dr. Kirby requested an MRI. After reviewing MRI results, Kirby recommended a series of home exercises. After a couple of months should pain gone and I had full range of motion. I have recommended him many times and will recommend him again.
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Dr Kirby did both of my rotator cuff surgeries. He has a great bedside manner and is very professional.
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Was told that therapy is bad surgery is not an option and that we should go back to work don't see any doctors or therapy because it would be a waste of time. That in 2 to 3 years it will heal itself. Wow
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I had a surgery performed by Dr. Kirby seven years ago. Before the surgery my shoulder was in pain for over 2 years. Unfortunately the cat scans and MRI's did not show what was wrong. I saw Dr. Kirby and one of the things I liked about him besides his knowledge and bedside manner was the fact that he never once pushed doing a surgery. I finally had him do it and he ended up repairing a torn rotator cuff that was a good as new in 5 months. He's the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Had 2 surgeries done, right and left shoulder rotator cuff. Excellent doctor. Caring, compationate, great result, great staff. Have recommended a few people to him already.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Kirby, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Seattle, WA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1982
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1981
Columbia Presby
Fellowship Hospital
1978
University Of Washington
Internship Hospital
1977
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
1981
1978
1977

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Kirby accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Kirby's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
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Dr. Kirby treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 100% of his peers

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

Shoulder Disorders
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Dr. Kirby treats Shoulder Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Arm Surgery
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Dr. Kirby performs Arm Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirby performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kirby's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

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Orthopedic Physician Associates

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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