Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 47

Dr. Mitchell
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Telehealth services available

St. Clair Orthopedics Associates

1050 Bower Hill Rd Ste 105 Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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Dr. Richard Mitchell, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and has over 19 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:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • 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 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
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • 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 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
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Mitchell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mitchell

3.3

Based on 29 ratings

5 Stars
55.172413793103445%
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4 Stars
3.4482758620689653%
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1 Star
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After getting injured at field training for the Army, I recently have had an MPFL reconstruction along with a few other things and I went to see him for a follow up as my original doctor, Dr. Walker was on vacation at the time. I really don’t know what this guy’s problem is. He treats you as a real jerk and is not welcoming whatsoever. It was only 2 weeks after this major surgery and he treated me as if I was doing something wrong. He provided no good advice whatsoever. When I told him I could not raise my leg on my own yet, he looked beyond perplexed. Everyone thus far has told me it takes weeks for the quad to fully fire up and I have been doing the exercises religiously. Furthermore when I asked for an updated script for physical therapy as I was instructed to do, he was absolutely clueless. Definitely one of the worst doctors I’ve ever gone to, if not the absolute worst. Not sure if this guy just doesn’t know how to interact with people or if he really is just this clueless.
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 09, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • 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
What could be improved
No results
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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
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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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.
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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Dave R in Pittsburgh – Nov 30, 2018
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He repaired my torn rotator cuff. Excellent surgeon and caring doctor.
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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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
No results
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.
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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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • 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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Casey in Monongahela pa – Aug 11, 2016
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Quite good..
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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!
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
1 person found this helpful
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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 19 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
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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 Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Mitchell treats.

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Dr. Mitchell's office is located at 1050 Bower Hill Rd Ste 105, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. Clair Orthopedics Associates

Bragdon-stofman Plastic Surgery Group PC1050 Bower Hill Rd Ste 105 Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Jefferson Hospital

Jefferson Hills, PA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Monongahela Valley Hospital

Monongahela, PA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Clair Hospital

Pittsburgh, PA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)

Uniontown Hospital

Uniontown, PA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average