Dr. Richard Richards, MD

Dr. Richard Richards, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
(15)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Richards, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Chambersburg, PA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

120 N 7th St Ste 101

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Contact Information

(717) 263-1220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • 12 More

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Arthritis of the Elbow
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more than 57% of peers
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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more than 40% of peers
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
normal
more than 24% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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 Toledo College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of MD Med Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
2.9
based on 15 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Richards' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Needmore, PA |
I saw Dr. Richards after not being in agreement with my original doctor about the condition or operability of my knee. Within minutes it was obvious we were 100% in sync. Surgery next day and the suspected problem was found and corrected. Follow up the next day and I can't say enough good things about the time he spent explaining every detail of what he found and fixed. I'd recommend him, and he will be my choice in the future for any other orthopedic care I may need.
Waynesboro, PA |
I almost fell causing an injury to my right leg and knee. I saw Richard Richards (he does not deserve the title Doctor). He was not very informative, did not explain things, was rude and rushed thru the little exam he did perform. He gave me a cortisone injection. When I returned, he asked how the physical therapy went. I wasn?t sent for any. He asked how the injection worked.I told him it a little, but I was still in pain. He was offended that I would even ask questions.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Richards accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Elect Choice
    Managed Choice Open Access POS
    Managed Choice POS
    Managed Choice PPO
    Open Access Aetna Select
    Open Access Elect Choice
    Open Choice POS
    Open Choice PPO
    Quality Point-of-Service POS
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
    Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
    Devon Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Intergroup
    Intergroup PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Richards has admitting privileges

Chambersburg Hospital
112 N 7th St
Chambersburg, PA 17201
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Waynesboro Hospital
501 E Main St
Waynesboro, PA 17268
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