Dr. Richard Ozuna, MD

Dr. Richard Ozuna, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
55 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Ozuna, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Peabody, MA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Sports Medicine North Orthopedic Surgery, Inc.

1 Orthopedics Dr

Peabody, MA 01960
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Ozuna performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Neck Muscle Strain
more than 71% of peers

Dr. Ozuna's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ozuna "Sports Medicine North is dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of care and treatment for virtually every bone, joint, or muscle in the body. The medical professionals at Sports Medicine North are committed to evaluating, diagnosing, and developing a unique treatment plan on an individual level."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

9  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders

15  Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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.


  • Pepperdine University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Harvard Medical School Combined Orthopaedic Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Boston, Boston Magazine, 2006 and 2
  • Elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in American, 2003-2012
  • Named One of America's Top Orthopedists in "Guide to America's Top Orthopedists", 2009-2010
Media & Publications
  • Closed Cervical Spine Trauma Associated with Bilateral Vertebral Artery Injuries, 1999
  • Alpha-Smooth Actin Expression in Pathological Human Lumbar Disc Nucleus Pulposus In Vivo and In Vitro,
  • A Prospective Randomized Multi-Center Study for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with the X-STOP Interspinous Spacer: 1-Year Results, 2004
  • The Role of Instrumentation in The Degenerative Lumber Spine, 1999
  • A Prospective Randomized Multi-Center Study for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with the X-STOP Interspinous Spacer: 2-Year Results, 2005
  • Regional Variations in Certain Cellular Characteristics in Human Lumbar Intervertebral Discs: Cells Containing Alpha-Smooth Muscle Action, 2001
  • Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitisand Postsurgical Disc Space Infections, 1996
  • Conversion of Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty to Total Knee Arthroplasty, 1996
  • Advances in the biology of Spinal Fusion: Growth Factors and Gene Therapy, 2000
  • Analysis of Guard Cell Viability and Action in Senescing Leaves of Nicotiana glauca (Graham), Tree Tobacco, 1985
  • Biochemical and Histology Evaluation of the Synovial-like Tissue Around Failed (Loose) Total Joint Replacement Prostheses in Human Subjects and a Canine Model, 1990
  • Cervical Laminoplasty for Cervical Myeloradiculopathy, 1996
  • Options in the Surgical Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, 2000
  • Richard M. Ozuna, M.D.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Winchester Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Ozuna's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ozuna to family and friends
22 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Ozuna's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Ozuna helped me out 19 years ago. Spinal fusion L4-L5 , not only is he a caring and talented man but his bedside manner was hilarious. I can only imagine he has gotten even better in his field. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Ozuna is the best in his field of expertise, equaled only by his truly caring for his patients. Dr, Ozuna can truly feel his patient's pain and is able to eliminate most of his patients pain completely or, at the very least, lessens it significantly. Patients come from all over the world to...more
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Dr. Ozuna treated my mother who had been brushed off by several other doctors. He examined her, read her MRIs, explained her condition and how he would fix it. While spine surgery is very scary, Dr. Ozuna was confident and expected a very good outcome - which he provided. He answers all...more
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This was an awful experience. I would not call Ozuna a doctor. I went to him with sever pain and he did not know what I have. I went to a physiatrist after he failed to diagnose me and the physiatrist knew immediately that I need rotator cuff surgery. Not only Ozuna was completely ignorant but...more
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I had a limp with bulging discs in my lower back and Dr.Ozuna was my savior . It brought me back to life and everything since was been fine (knock on wood) =)
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