Dr. Richard Sweet, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Sweet, MD
Dr. Sweet was born in Kentucky and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Kentucky. He served his residency at the University of Louisville. He belongs to all the state and local medical societies and is board certified in orthopaedic surgery

Louisville Office

4130 Dutchmans Ln Ste 300

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 897-1794

Dr. Richard Sweet, MD

Dr. Richard Sweet, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Dr. Sweet's Experience

Dr. Sweet's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


  • Arthrocentesis
  • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • University Of Kentucky
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Bowman Gray Med School
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of Louisville
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • New Eng Bapt Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1982

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Sweet has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sweet's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sweet to family and friends
based on 36 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Sweet's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Louisville, KY |
I had a great experience both with my knee surgery and his staff. Lots of compliments on how good and minimal my incision is! Only complaint is wait time in follow office visits. Minimal time was 45 min. Dr Sweet answered thoroughly any and all questions I had
in Owensboro, KY |
Just had my 6 month check-up on my left knee TKR. Everything looks great and Dr Sweet always takes his time explaining my recovery. I have already referred my friends that need knee surgery to Dr Sweet.
La Grange, KY |
Straight and to the point in his finding and recommendations. Listens to patients. Went to him based on his research papers and reviews on line.
Louisville, KY |
Dr. Sweet and his entire team are professional, knowledgeable and caring. Takes the time with patients to properly diagnose and treat each individuals needs. Unusually good treatment in today's healthcare environment. "Old school" care in the best manner.
in Louisville, KY |
I would not have knee surgery with anyone else! Professional, experienced and personable ... And I have had nothing but a great experience throughout the entire process. I am delighted with the results of my surgery and recovery.
in Leesburg, FL |
Seen by Dr Sweet many months. Had a left TKR in 2009 (age 55), and a right TKR in 2011 (age 57). Dr. Sweet did not "push" the surgery--we tried everything else before the decision. Dr Sweet was fantastic throughout the whole process. Very knowledgeable, very professional, and a very nice, caring, and understanding man. I've moved to Florida, and due to genetics, am seeing one, or two, hip replacements possibly, down the road. I will do everything I can to have them done by Dr. Sweet.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Sweet is the best! He did 2 total knee replacements, 4 weeks apart in 2016. My recovery was fairly easy, his office was very responsive when I had trouble with pain medications. I could do everything I wanted in less than 6 months after the 2nd surgery. Then, I broke my hip, Dr. Sweet thoroughly explained my options & I chose a hip replacement, now 3 weeks after surgery, recovery is progressing very well. Absolutely happy with Dr. Sweet, his explanations, follow up, & his surgical skills.
in Willisburg, KY |
Dr. Sweet is very professional, explains what he will be doing, expectations. I would recommend him to anyone for knee replacement surgery.
Louisville, KY |
Wouldn't go to ANY other doctor - Dr. Sweet is the best! Brilliant, compassionate, caring - and only performs surgery if there are NO other options.
Dr sweet & staff thank you for not 1 but 2 new hips the first in 2013 & second in2014. I am doing wonderful you are the best .thanks eric Armstrong
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Sweet and his gave me the attention and service I needed. I had a great experience and I am doing great with my new knee.
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Dr. Sweet accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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