Dr. Richard M. Singer, MD

Dr. Richard M. Singer, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 64 years old

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Dr. Singer specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Dearborn, MI. He practices at 1 location.

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    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (15)
in Dearborn, MI |
Dr. Singer is a great surgeon, doctor and person. How can he only have 4 stars in these ratings? Years ago he pinned a broken pinky finger for me, and this year he is helping with my broken wrist (surgery to put in a plate, screws and pins & casting & next year a surgery to remove the hardware). Super smart, no beating around the bush about what I need to do, but kind about it. Nurses I've met (they see my cast) say they would have Dr. Singer do their wrist/hand surgery if they needed it.
in Farmington, MI |
I cannot stress how competent and caring Dr Singer has been in my ongoing care.
in Windsor, ON |
Dr. Singer quite simply is in a class of his own. To be this dedicated to his craft at this stage of his life and career is testament to the attention and detail he gives to every patient. I wish I would have met him before I let another Dr. operate on my wrist, only to have Dr. SInger redo the procedure and correct what was initially wrong with it. Great person and Doctor!!
in Southgate, MI |
He cares about you as a person and a patient. He's an advisor, caring, interested friend first, a Physician second, and a Hand surgeon Third. And he's darn good surgeon, as is evidenced by his repeated listing in Detroit's top docs. He clearly communicates your situation - straight...not sugar coated, but always delivered with care and a focus on getting YOU the best possible outcome. Unlike others He's NOT going through the paces, he's understanding, thinking and communicating. Love Him!
in Taylor, MI |
Dr. Singer was very personable and explained why and what he was going to do prior to doing it. He outlined my condition and explained all the possible options. I would definitely, enthusiastically recommend anyone who needed to see an experienced, well qualified hand surgeon!
in Rockwood, MI |
Dr. Singer is a very conscientious physician. He spent alot of time with me. I also was told by my workmen's comp Dr not to consider any other surgeon to do surgery on my hand except Dr. Singer. He was very knowledgeable about my overall health and how it can aggravate joint issues. He made me feel at ease about the surgery I needed and his aftercare was very compassionate and reassuring. I would highly recommend Dr. Singer to anyone I may find who is in need of a hand surgeon.
in Northville, MI |
He is a very smart, friendly, and down to earth person. Waiting time to get in was at least an hour each time because he has many patients to see. He is very personal and caring about his patients. I recommend him.
in Southgate, mi |
Very nice guy and very helpful
in Rockwood, MI |
He is fantastic, very informative and caring. He operated on me and explained everything I needed to know. I felt extremely confident in his ability to correct my issue through surgery.
in Detroit, MI |
I had an extra tendon in my wrist that affected my thumb after I snapped it. During the surgery he found there were actually 3 extra tendons instead of one. My surgery was done on 12/17/15, I did my own PT at home and as of 01/27/16 my wrist is fully functional with a scar that is almost invisible. He is Da Man! Ikr!
Dr. Singer is a no holds bar doctor. He will tell you like it is but is compassionate for his patients. He is far superior to other doctors in his field. I had a fracture of the wrist that was missed diagnosed which would have left me crippled and I would not have been able to return to work if not for him. I would highly recommend him and would not want to go any else. If you are ever in need of a hand surgeon/specialist this is the man for you.
in Dearborn, MI |
Dr. Singer is very friendly and easygoing. His professional manner and knowledge inspires confidence, and his explanation of my surgery and follow-up treatment was thorough and easy to understand.
in Allen Park, MI |
Excellent surgeon, kind and caring
in new baltimore MI |
#1 Hand surgeon this side of the Mississippi!!!
in Dearborn Heights, MI |
I would recommend Dr Singer to anyone he is an excellent dr. He has done surgeries on me and i was very satisfied. He is the best
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Dr. Singer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Top Doc, 2012
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne St University Affil Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Louisville

    Completed in 1984

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery