Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Needleman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and surgery.

311 Mack Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Foot Conditions
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more than 67% of peers
Osteochondritis Dissecans
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more than 62% of peers
Achilles Tendinitis
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more than 61% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dropfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Injury
  • High Arch
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • University of Vermont / College of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Med College Va
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Needleman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Needleman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Needleman to family and friends
3.0
based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Needleman's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in Taylor,MI
He does come across as arrogant as stated before. I feel like he doesn't listen but instead already has the answer ready in his to spit out when you finish talking. With that said, I broke my heel. He told me my life would never be the same and that this is a serious injury. He did a surgery...more
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in Sterling Heights, MI
His bedside manner could be better, he comes across as very arrogant, that he can fix everything. His surgery only helped temporarily and he believes any problems are my fault. He never listened to me about all my knee surgeries which obviously affects the way I walk on my feet. He did not provide...more
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in Taylor,MI
I had my left ankle crushed to the point where 4 doctors said amputation was my only option until I had Dr.Needleman ,he was able to save my foot and get me back to standing and walking on it again.it has been a long process over the last 6 years and with three surgical procedures all done by him I...more
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The worst doctor I have ever had. I have had nothing but complications since my surgery and he REFUSES to check it out. In debilitating pain and still unable to work. Some days I can't even walk! He just says he did his part so I should be fine now. Clearly I am not. Got a second opinion and doing...more
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