Dr. Richard Martin, MD


Rheumatology | Male

West Michigan Rheumatology 1155 E Paris Ave SE Ste 100 Grand Rapids, MI 49546 Get Directions
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 Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus and Holland Hospital.

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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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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

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


  • Medical School
    Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Grad School Med/mayo Fndn
    Spectrum Health Butterworth Camp
    Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate