Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(9)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Needleman, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Detroit, MI. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Needleman is affiliated with Central Maine Medical Center, Beaumont Hospital - Wayne, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Beaumont Hospital - Taylor.

311 Mack Ave

Detroit, MI 48201

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Insurance Accepted

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

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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
1

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
56

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • 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 Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • 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 Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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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
2.9
based on 9 total reviews (3 with comments)
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 (3)
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 me with a scooter for my recovery, just told me no weight bearing for 3 mos...with two bad knees!!! I had to buy my own device to get to my own bathroom..unless I was to scoot on the floor at 51 yo
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 have nothing but good things to say about him and the care he shows for his patients.
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 new scans to disprove this hack. Hope no one else ever sees him again!
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Dr. Needleman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Needleman has admitting privileges

Central Maine Medical Center
300 Main St
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
2333 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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Beaumont Hospital - Taylor
10000 Telegraph Rd
Taylor, MI 48180
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Beaumont Hospital - Wayne
33155 Annapolis St
Wayne, MI 48184
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