Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD is an orthopedic oncology surgery doctor who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Schmidt is affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center, Saint Francis Medical Center, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center, Einstein Medical Center - Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center.
Dr. Richard Schmidt believes in helping patients fight through cancer through a combination of putting their care before the demands of business and hospital administrations, and by encouraging them to foster a sense of optimism and independence when it comes to both treatment and recovery. Dr. Schmidt doesn't just help patients walk again surgically, he helps them move forward emotionally. He is dedicated to helping his patients become the "heroes" in the stories in their own lives.
For all the respect he's accrued over the years, when it comes to his patients, Dr. Schmidt sees himself not as an authority, but an ally. He firmly believes that it is his role to inform his patients about their choices and possible outcomes, and to let them take the lead in decisions affecting their futures. For all his other achievements, it is his ability to protect, preserve and restore patients' independence and dignity that he values most.
Dr. Schmidt's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Orthopedic Hip Surgery
Orthopedic Knee Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Schmidt's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Bile Duct Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Head and Neck Cancer
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Lymphoma of the Bone
Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Polycythemia Rubra Vera
Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Salivary Gland Cancer
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sickle Cell Disease
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Total Hip Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Malpractice Claims not available
Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
St Joseph's University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1980
Hospital Of The University
Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
Hospital Of University Of Pennsylvania
Residency Hospital | Completed 1985
Hospital Of The University
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982
Shands Teaching Hospital
Other Education | Completed 1986
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Schmidt has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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