Dr. Richard Martin, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Richard Martin, MD
Dr. Richard Martin, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Grand Rapids, MI. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Martin is affiliated with Holland Hospital and Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus.

West Michigan Rheumatology

1155 E Paris Ave SE Ste 100

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Contact Information

(616) 459-8088

Dr. Richard Martin, MD

Dr. Richard Martin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Priority Health
  • Spectrum Health

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Dr. Martin's Experience

Dr. Martin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Rheumatology
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

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.


  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Mayo Grad School Med/Mayo Fndn
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Camp
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Martin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Martin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Martin to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Martin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Phone staff are abrupt and adversarial. Was unable to schedule to see or talk to doctor.
Rockville |
Dr. Martin made a bad impression on me. Even though he barely looked at me, he disputed the diagnosis made by my previous rheumatologist (who was painstakingly methodical in her approach to my diagnosis). "I've treated thousands of people with **," he said. "And you do not have **." I attempted to discuss my symptoms and medical history, but he talked over me, argued, condescended, maligned his peers, and complained about Obamacare. In short, he was a smug jerk. Not recommended.
Grand Rapids, MI |
I was referred to Dr. Martin when my previous rheumatologist left his practice. After a very brief discussion and exam, he proceeded to tell me he didn't think I had the condition I had been diagnosed with previously and said my rheumatologist was "not a good doctor...blah, blah, blah." At that point, he started whining about his 28% cut in pay with Obamacare. He was extremely unprofessional, very arrogant and suggested I take Tylenol for my pain. I would suggest he make a career change.
in Grand Rapids, MI |
Dr Martin has always taken the time to explain both conditions and treatment options with me. To the extent of having me even look into the microscope to understand gout crystals. He has also taken the time to show me images and relevant case histories on the internet. He has made it clear that I can call his office any time between appointments for treatment and pain relief. I appreciate his professionalism and focus on patient outcomes.
Grand Rapids, MI |
I have been seeing Dr. Martin for several years with no relief. My last apt I brought in my wife as a patient advocate and he had a real problem with her asking questions. He made sure to read off his resume and explain why he was the best of the best. Does not allow for reasonable amount of time for apts, shares political views and does a lot more talking than listening.
in Big Rapids, MI |
He did not take time to really listen to me. He is a bit abrupt as well.
in MI |
Dr. Martin was honest and frank. Sometimes that's hard to take but yet so appreciated...he's sure of what he knows but also able to set aside his ego and admit that what's going on is outside of his expertise and urged us to seek other help and pointed us in the direction we should proceed in. He was extremely helpful and caring in getting us a date to Mayo Clinic that was six weeks ahead of our previous appointment. My son and I a very grateful to him.
Although I'm sure Dr Martin has all the experience and knowledge, as he made sure to repeatedly to point out, he would serve his patients much better to actually listen to what they have to say. He did not hear what I had to say at all. I left his office in tears. I had heard the same about him from a coworker who sees another physician there, but I tried to go in with an open mind. What a complete waste of time.
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Dr. Martin accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Spectrum Health

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Hospitals where Dr. Martin has admitting privileges

Holland Hospital
602 Michigan Ave
Holland, MI 49423
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Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus
200 Jefferson Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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