Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD

Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD

Orthopedic Oncology Surgery  ·  
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Age 63
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Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD is an orthopedic oncology surgery specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic oncology surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, and more.

15 Presidential Blvd Ste 300

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Amerihealth
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 31 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Knee Disorders
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more than 83% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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more than 78% of peers
Bone Disorders
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more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Schmidt "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."

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11  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

122  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hernia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Cancer
  • Joint Pain
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cancer
  • Limb Pain
  • Lip Cancer
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma of the Bone
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Trigger Finger
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • 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)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray
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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

  • 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schmidt's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmidt to family and friends
13 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Schmidt's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I have been followed by Dr. Schmidt and his professional colleagues for the past 15 years as he performed surgery on me in 2003 which was highly successful. None of the surgeons in my area would perform this type of surgery and I was referred to him. I am so grateful I got such a wonderful...more
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Dangerous. If you are ready to DIE, go to Dr. Schmidt. He is highly irresponsible and doesn't know his job at all. Dr. Schmidt is a really bad surgeon. This guy has no heart or care for his patients. Everything good you hear or read about him is not true, its just all a promotion. Be careful.
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Dr. Schmidt was assigned to repair my mothers fractured hip. He was the rudest physician I ever met. She was in the hospital and hospital rehab and NEVER came to check on her or her progress. She was then released to an in patient rehab and unfortunately due to heart issues was taken back to the...more
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