Dr. Richard Schram, MD

Dr. Richard Schram, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Schram, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

7900 FM 1826 Ste 100

Austin, TX 78737

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
more than 88% of peers
Knee Disorders
more than 80% of peers
Adhesive Capsulitis
more than 72% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia


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  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Professional Misconduct (2/7/2014)
    Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Texas


    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Tx Med Branch Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Schram has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Schram has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schram's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schram to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (17 with comments)
Dr. Schram's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (17)
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Schram is an outstanding orthopedic surgeon. I am approaching 50, and unwilling to give up my active lifestyle – that includes sports and weightlifting. Over the past few years, I have encountered shoulder issues (both right and left) that ultimately required surgery. Dr. Schram took a diligent approach throughout. After guiding me through attempts at less invasive treatment, I did finally opt for surgery. The results have been excellent. I am so grateful to be pain free!
in Austin, TX |
As a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier, my knees are invaluable. The arthritis in my left knee was so painful, I could barely walk, let alone lift. One month after the surgery, I returned to work at full duty with no restrictions and totally "Pain Free". Dr. Schram ensures my continued success with monthly follow-up exams and x-rays.
in Austin, TX |
First rate doctor/surgeon. Explains, illustrates, and fixes you problem. Makes helpful suggestions for future treatment and/or life-style changes that may promote your future well being and enhance your success at recovery. Highly recommend.
in Buda, TX |
I am writing to let anyone looking for an orthopedic surgeon know, that in my opinion, Dr Schram is a great surgeon. His skill as a surgeon has helped me recover from a detached rotator cuff tear. While I still have work to do on regaining strength, my range of motion is 100%. Even PT is impressed by how quickly I got range back. I also respect Dr Schram's opinion as I consulted him a year before my tear on my hip. He recommended against surgery. So he is interested in what's best for you.
in Austin, TX |
I tore my left ACL 8 years ago and then tore my right one just 6 months ago. I had such a great result with my first surgery that I had great confidence in returning to Dr. Schram again, he replaced them with a patellar graft both times. Both had tremendous results and I would highly recommend him for any sports related injury.
in Driftwood, Tx |
I recently had shoulder surgery by Dr. Schram. Recovery is going great. If you have any concerns he takes the time to explain the answers so you understand. I would have no problem recommending Dr. Schram to any friends or relatives for their orthopedic needs. Dr. Schram is a very competent and friendly orthopedic surgeon. Greg McCord.
in Austin, TX |
This was the second time for my knee, Dr. Schram patched it up 8 years ago and this time did a partial replacement. Everything went very well and was back on my feet in a couple of weeks. Would highly recommend him for Orthopedic needs.
in La Grange, TX |
My experience with Dr. Schram dates back many years ago until just recently. Ten years ago Dr. Schram did a total knee replacement on my right knee and this past December did a total knee replacement of my left knee. Success was achieved on both replacements. I couldn't be happier! Dr. Schram is a very professional surgeon and a very caring person who has his patients best interest at heart. He comes with a strong recommendation from me!!
in Austin, TX |
Terrific doctor! Had both knees replaced by him in the last 3 months. I highly recommend Dr. Schram to anyone who is needing total knee replacement surgery.
Austin, TX |
Dr. Schram is arrogant, dismissive and rude. His huge ego gets in the way of his compassion and ability listen to his patient. There is no doubt that he has a very high opinion of himself by his cocky demeanor. His defensiveness does not exude confidence but rather fear. Please be assured that this review is neither exaggerated or hysterical. He left me speechless after he examined my 85 year old mother. I could not believe how condescending and accusatory he was towards us. Awful person!
in Austin, TX |
Did a great job on rotator cuff surgery and follow up care which is vital to sucess
in Austin, TX |
Dr. Schram was honest open and transparent. I went to him fo a second opinion on my full knee replacements. He was very clear about his recommendation and showed me my X-rays and explained how they supported his recommendation. I have had my first full knee relacement and it turned out great! I highly recommend Dr. Schram if you are in need of full knee relacement.
in Austin, TX |
I'm a 45 year old male that went to Dr. Schram for pain in my left knee from a soccer injury. MRI was negative but Dr. Schram identified the issue through a physical exam (tear in articular cartilage with possible meniscus tear). Surgery a week later went great. He repaired the articular cartilage but meniscus was ok on inspection. The day after surgery I was weight bearing. Two weeks later I was able to run again. Now, three months later it is like it never happened. Great overall expe
in Austin, TX |
He is the best orthopedic dr we have ever encountered! He has operated on my husband and myself...knees and shoulders and he is truly a magician! We would recommend him to anyone!
in Austin, TX |
Phenomenal! Highly Recommend Dr. Schram. I had a torn meniscus and Dr. Schram repaired it quickly. I am back playing tennis again! It was not readily apparent that I had torn my meniscus. The MRI report was inconclusive.Dr. Schram discussed the report and took the time to review the underlying scans with me.It was apparent that there was something wrong with my knee that did not ?show? on the report. During the surgery, the tear was found and repaired. Professional and attention to detail !!
in Austin, TX |
Highly recommend - the service and professionalism from Dr Schram and his entire team was exceptional. Knee pain was a torn meniscus! Surgery on Friday, walking on Saturday evening and playing golf on Tuesday says it all. There is no doubt he is one of the best, capable and competent doctors and would highly recommend.
Amazing ! Caring and friendly
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Dr. Schram accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Schram has admitting privileges

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3003 Bee Caves Rd
Austin, TX 78746
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