Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Richard Needleman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and general surgery.

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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Dr. Needleman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Needleman treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Needleman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Needleman treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Needleman treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Ankle Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Needleman treats Ankle Fracture more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Needleman treats this condition more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Needleman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Ligament Rupture
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dropfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Injury
  • High Arch
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Needleman, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University of Vermont / College of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Needleman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Needleman

3.0

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
40%
(4)
4 Stars
10%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
10%
(1)
1 Star
40%
(4)

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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read More
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