Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD

Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
(21)
Save
Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD is a general surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Alabama At Birmingham in 1986 and specializes in general surgery.

806 Saint Vincents Dr Ste 500

Birmingham, AL 35205

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Kirkland

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kirkland performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Port Placements or Replacements
very high
more than 98% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Kirkland'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated

Less
Read Less

54  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
Less
Read Less

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Washington and Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Mississippi Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kirkland has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Kirkland does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Kirkland and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Kirkland's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kirkland

3.6

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(12)
4 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
33.333333333333336%
(7)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Kirkland?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Kirkland's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD
RecentHighestLowest
Reply
I didn't know what to expect when I was sent to Dr. Kirkland! I'm so happy with my experience, the office staff is friendly and nice. Dr. Kirkland's nurse, I can't remember her name but she allowed me to squeeze her arm very tightly and she just smiled. I recommend Dr. Kirkland 100%. This is my...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option2
Mickesia Parker in AL – Jun 13, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD?
Reply
Excellent experience. Personable, highly skilled. Made sure all our questions were answered before AND after surgery. Seemed to go the extra mile for us. We sincerely appreciated. Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a general surgeon.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
James in Leeds, AL – Mar 30, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD?
Reply
I had a great experience from dr Kirkland & nurses.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option6
dcarrg in b'ham al. – Dec 20, 2015
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Kirkland, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Kirkland?