Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD

Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD

Orthopedic Oncology Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(12)
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Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD is an orthopedic oncology surgery doctor who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

15 Presidential Blvd Ste 300

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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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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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
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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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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 Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • X-Ray

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schmidt's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schmidt to family and friends
3.5
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Schmidt's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
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.
in Broomall, PA |
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 hospital. I saw Dr. Schmidt in the hallway where my mothers room was and asked him to see her and check on the healing of her fracture. I am still waiting and its 2.5 years ago! He sucks!
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Dr. Schmidt accepts 40 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Amerihealth
    Personal Choice PPO
    Regional Pref Network EPO
    Regional Pref Network HMO
    Regional Pref Network HMO+
    Regional Pref Network POS+
    Regional Pref Network PPO
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    Coventry Health Care of Delaware PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Advance EPO
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Keystone Health Plan East
    Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Meritain Health
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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Hospitals where Dr. Schmidt has admitting privileges

Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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Einstein Medical Center - Philadelphia
5501 Old York Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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Lankenau Medical Center
100 E Lancaster Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096
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Saint Francis Medical Center
601 Hamilton Ave
Trenton, NJ 08629
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St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124
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