Dr. Richard Simon, MD

Dr. Richard Simon, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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59 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Richard Simon, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Plantation, FL and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine.

Orthopedic Center of South Florida

600 S Pine Island Rd Ste 300

Plantation, FL 33324
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

Runner's Knee
very high
more than 97% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Simon's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simon "You, the patient, are the most important person to our practice. We are committed to providing the best possible medical care. Excellence is our goal. We have worked toprovide a full range of service and have highly trained and knowledgeable staff who have been together for some ten years plus. We look forward to being part of our medical team."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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21  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Albert Einstein Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Albert Einstein Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Jefferson Hand Rehabilitation Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Chld
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Cincinnati Sports Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simon's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simon to family and friends
17 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Simon's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

If your looking for a doctor that communicates well, gives a thourough exam, explaination & plan, GO TO SOMEONE ELSE! Doctors only words “youv’e got a lot of wear & tear on your spine” Later when we reviewed the diagnosis it stated “ traumatic rupture to disc”. Contacted 1 day later for...more
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Operated/Reconstructed both of my knees as a collegiate athlete and I haven’t had any issues since. My ligaments and knees have held up with an active lifestyle for 15+ years later. There isn’t any arrogance about him, just a confidence a physician should have.
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Dr. Simon has been my orthopedic doctor for about 20 years. He is great at fixing various injuries I have had over the years, and is superior at not only diagnosing the problem, but finding a remedy that works for me. At one point I prematurely stopped going to physical therapy and Dr. Simon took...more
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Worst experience I have ever had with any doctor. Had me come in for multiple appointments after we agreed surgery was the best and only option. Spoke to me in a condescending way, and carried himself with an arrogance that would never want me to trust him with performing a surgery. Would under no...more
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