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Dr. Richard McCain, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. McCain

Dr. Richard McCain, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. McCain has taken care of me for many years and I like him very much. He is conservative in his approach, which also I like very much. He is usually able to see me quickly if something comes up suddenly and his office staff is very nice and efficient. I recently had a total knee replacement, which he does not do, but his staff was very timely in getting my records transfered to the surgeon who did the work.
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Would not go to him again, even though the surgeries went well. He discounts what his patient has to say, which caused me several additional weeks of unnecessary pain before a 2nd surgery. And, apparently, I'm not the only patient whom he has chronically undermedicated for pain. Good surgeon but mediocre doctor. Much too fond of his own opinion.
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I have used Dr. McCain for 20+ years and found him excellent. However, I've had a terrible time with a hip fracture, he placed screws in my hip in lieu of a total hip replacement. To make matters worse, I had no insurance in January of this year, he was aware of this, but he directly admitted me to Baptist medical. Dr, McCain kept me on pain meds that didn't even touch my level of pain while in the hospital and for two weeks upon discharge. He refuses to transfer records or x-rays.
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Biography

Dr. Richard McCain, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Columbia, SC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Med University Sc
Residency Hospital
1979
Tulane
Internship Hospital
1978
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1974
Washington and Lee University With Honors
Undergraduate School
1983
1979
1978
1974

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Palmetto Health Argentarius Society, 2009

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(803) 254-8800

Dr. McCain accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO

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Dr. McCain's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCain treats Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. McCain treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCain treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 91% of his peers

Dr. McCain treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McCain performs Shoulder Fracture Treatment more than 89% of his peers

Dr. McCain performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Dr. McCain's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

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