Dr. Richard Whipple, MD

Dr. Richard Whipple, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
(19)
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Dr. Richard Whipple, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Albany, NY. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Whipple is affiliated with Seton Health System - Saint Mary's, Albany Memorial Hospital, Saint Peter's Hospital and Albany Medical Center Hospital.

1367 Washington Ave

Albany, NY 12206

Contact Information

(518) 489-2666

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 11 More

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
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more than 99% of peers
Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 95% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's 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, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • 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
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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

  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Loma Linda
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whipple has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whipple's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whipple to family and friends
4.3
based on 19 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Whipple's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Delmar, NY |
Dr. Whipple is a wonderful physician who is very personable, thorough and kind. He listens and explains the problem and course of recommended treatment. All physicians should take lessons from this man. His nurse is also very pleasant and attentive. They make a great team!
in Woodstock, NY |
Had thumb repair (Ulnar Collateral). I was reluctant to fix my thumb and left it for a couple years. Dr. Whipple inspired so much confidence that I went for it. Everything was very smooth and my recovery/end results surpassed my expectation. Highly recommend Dr. Whipple. Very pleasant fellow as well.
in Schenectady, NY |
Both my husband and I have been helped by Dr. Whipple and have recommended him to several people.
Clifton Park, NY |
Amazing Doctor! Fractured scaphoid bone and he provided the expertise towards a full recovery. Very friendly and trustworthy. Didn't need surgery but if so, he would have been the doctor to do it.
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Dr. Whipple accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EBS-RMSCO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Fidelis Care
    Fidelis Care HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Medicaid
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • PHP-Physicians Health Plan
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Universal Health Network
    Univera Healthcare
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Whipple has admitting privileges

Albany Medical Center Hospital
43 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
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Albany Memorial Hospital
600 Northern Blvd
Albany, NY 12204
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Saint Peter's Hospital
315 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY 12208
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Seton Health System - Saint Mary's
1300 Massachusetts Ave
Troy, NY 12180
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