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Dr. Richard Peairs, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Peairs

Desert Orthopedic Specialists

2905 W Warner Rd Ste 23 Chandler, AZ 85224

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Dr. Richard Peairs, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Peairs

4.7

Based on 31 reviews

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4 Stars
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I recently used Desert Orthopedic Specialist (Dr. Peairs) for what I believed was a torn rotator cuff. Dr. Peairs was able to confirm the injury was not a tear but more likely a bulging bursa. He went through the xrays with me and explained exactly what was going on. Quick prescription for anti-inflammatories and ice and I am close to being all better. Thoroughly pleased with their service and would recommend them to anyone. They were able to get me in quickly and I had no wait when I arrived.
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I tore my ACL Oct. 2015 and since I didn't have the greatest luck with surgeons/ insurance, I had to switch surgeons 3 times. Dr. Peairs was fantastic! I felt he took his time explaining the entire process in detail. His office assitant was better on her own than several offices I had been to that had a whole office team. I don't give him 5 stars lightly. I went through a lot of crap with other surgeons before him. He was great & I felt taken care of. I would strongly recommend Dr. Peairs.
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Best experience ever he is the best
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Arizona Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine was established in 1987 by Richard Peairs, M.D., to provide exceptional orthopedic sports healthcare to the Phoenix area. His practice provides personalized care for the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Wash University Affil
Residency Hospital
1980
Washinton Univrsity Affiliated Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1979
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
1976
Washington University
Undergraduate School
1985
1984
1980
1979
1976

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phoenix Magazine "Best Docs", 1998, 1999

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(480) 345-2031

Dr. Peairs accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Basic HMO
Commercial HMO
Open Access Elect Choice
Open Access Managed Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Federal Employee Program
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthPartners
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
Commercial POS
Gold Choice
Indemnity
Medicare PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Premera Blue Cross
Tricare
Standard
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice
Compass
Core
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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Peairs' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Bursitis
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peairs treats Bursitis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Peairs treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
Knee Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peairs treats Knee Disorders more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Peairs treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Peairs treats Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Peairs treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Peairs' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average