Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Mitchell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Orthopedic Group

1145 Bower Hill Rd Ste 301 Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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(412) 276-7022

Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana medical school in 2003. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Jefferson Hospital and Monongahela Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Mitchell to book an appointment.


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Dr. Mitchell's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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 Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • 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 Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • 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 Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • 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
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

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Geisinger Health Plan
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Community Blue PPO
Humana
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Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
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Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Mitchell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mitchell

3.4

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
39.285714285714285%
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What went well
  • Wait times (19)
  • Office environment (18)
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
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I visited him as a comp doctor after a workplace injury. At first he treated me like a jerk, I am not sure if he is used to people faking injuries or comp was on him, however my ACL was severed. I was in extreme pain and of course got no pain medication to manage it because addicts ruin it for regular injured people. He was a little standoffish until the day of the surgery. I received a cadaver ACL, after surgery when I came to he told me that it was one of the worst ACL injury that he encountered that it was completely shredded to ribbons with virtually nothing left, I will say he APOLOGIZED for his treatment of me before seeing the extent of my injury, and my surgery was 5 years ago and save for a little arthritis which would be the result of any injury and surgery my ACL is fine, very good doctor, but his bedside manner can be lacking especially if you are a comp patient, but you are not going to a doctor to make friends you are going for surgery.
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  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Oct 21, 2020
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He was thorough and educational. I thought he was great!!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Diane Radwan – Jan 17, 2020
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I had a surgery to my knee on 02/16/2018. With Mitchell After the surgery I was unable to walk and it get much more worsen with more pain and it was swollen all the time he told me it will go away and I should not worry but I asked him I am very worried and I want to do another MRI and I was right the second MRI show that the surgery cased more damage with much more complex tears and fibers everywhere and caused a meniscal cyst!!  He is not only unprofessional but also very rude and get angry on you if you try to ask about anything!
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Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Mitchell took extra time in the operating room and did total repairs on all three tears in Ron's shoulder. The physical therapist has been amazed at his progress from day one. His percentage of motion was 90% in a very short time. Dr. Mitchell really listened to his concerns and explained in detail what to expect. Many friends and family AND the therapist say if they need anything done, they will be going to see him. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
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Apr 20, 2019
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maybe if you need surgery or a procedure, Dr Mitchell is wonderful. I went in for a recurring foot problem that becomes dibilitating when it starts hurting. It had to do with alot of pain in the ball of my foot now and then. After I explained my problem in massive detail he looked at me and said he was buggled and confused. I again pointed to parts of foot that hurt. He pulled out his cell phone looked at a picture of a foot and sat there and read on it. Then he told me all he could do was
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Mar 15, 2019
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I just saw Dr Mitchell today... he is a very caring doctor and very good about explaining anything you need to know... I'm setting up for knee surgery I cannot tell you how he explained everything to me in great detsil! HE REALLY DOES CARE!!! He gets 5STARS
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Dyan in Carnegie, PA – Feb 14, 2019
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I injured my knee and saw Dr. Mitchell for what turned out to be a small lateral meniscus tear and bone bruise or slight fracture of my tibia. He took the time to explain my options and make sure I understood and I'm very satisfied.
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Dave R in Pittsburgh – Nov 30, 2018
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He repaired my torn rotator cuff. Excellent surgeon and caring doctor.
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PA – Nov 18, 2018
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I love this doctor. He is a real person that is not pretentious and full of himself. He spends time with you and seems genuinely invested in your care. I would highly recommend him! He has taken care of my shoulder (torn rotator cuff), wrist (carpal tunnel) and elbow (Tennis elbow). The staff at both locations is always helpful and courteous.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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@luckyimliving in McDonald, PA – Sep 15, 2018
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This guy was a total jerk. The first thing he asked me was “what pills are you taking” and he said “I’m not giving you pain meds”. I had just met him and just wanted him to look at my shoulder (which he still hadn’t done at this point) and tell me if I have a rotator cuff tear or if it was something benign. He treated me as if I was a junkie off of the street trying to get narcotics. He barely looked at my shoulder and insisted on an injection. He also had horrible breath that stunk the room up.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pittsburgh, Pa – Mar 27, 2018
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Dr Mitchell is probably the best Dr in Pittsburgh. He treated my Mom for hand problem. His personality is sometimes misunderstood for not caring but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. He is one of the best surgeons here and I for one am glad we have him. I would recommend him to anyone St Clair Ortho also has a wonderful staff who made my visit all the more enjoying.
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Patient in Pittsburgh – Mar 02, 2018
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Dr Mitchell told me @ my visit that if the injections didn't help to call in & they would order an MRI. When I called in & they checked his notes he had written I should come in for a follow-up. No mention of an MRI. What a scam to charge my insurance for another visit! Not to mention a waste of my time! I have moved on to another Dr that doesn't lie.
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Casey in Monongahela pa – Aug 11, 2016
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Quite good..
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Bubu in Pittsburgh, PA – Apr 29, 2016
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Dr. Mitchell has operated on both of my elbows for Ulnar Decompression with Transposition late in 2015. Surgery wise, Dr. Mitchell has been great, and he did everything possible to correct the issues. Sad to say that I am the one that will take a somewhat lengthy period of time to properly heal. I highly recommend Dr. Mitchell-his skills are about as good as they get!
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Tomm in Bentleyille, PA – Feb 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2011
Washington Univ
Fellowship Hospital
2010
George Washington Univ
Residency Hospital
2006
University Of California San Francisco
Internship Hospital
2004
University Of California, Davis
Internship Hospital
2003
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
Duke University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Mitchell frequently treats Joint Pain, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, and Fracture. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mitchell treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD's office located?

Dr. Mitchell's office is located at 1145 Bower Hill Rd Ste 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

The Orthopedic Group

St. Clair Orthopedic Associates1145 Bower Hill Rd Ste 301 Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jefferson Hospital

Jefferson Hills, PA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Monongahela Valley Hospital

Monongahela, PA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2021, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Uniontown Hospital

Uniontown, PA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average