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Dr. Richard Whitman, MD

Dr. Richard Whitman, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 69


Dr. Richard Whitman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in general surgery.


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(480) 899-0060

Dr. Whitman accepts the following insurance:

Accountable Health Plans of America
Aetna
Aetna PPO
Ameriben
American Republic
AmeriPlan
Discount Card
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Motorola Health Plans
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
American Indian Health Plan
Arizona Medical Network
Arizona PHCS
Assurant Health
AZ Benefit Options
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) EPO
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC) PPO
AZ Health Concepts
Bankers Life and Casualty
Bashas Benefit Trust
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Concepts
Benesight
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Care 1st Health Plan
Caremark Pharmacy
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
City of Mesa Health Plan
CNA
Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
Concentra
Conseco
CopperPoint Mutual
CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company
Worker's Compensation WC
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EBMS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Gila River HealthCare
Global Assistance
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Group Health Cooperative
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
Healthcare Connect
HealthSmart
Humana
Gold
Humana HMO
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Integra Physician Network
Ironwood Cancer and Research Center
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
LifeWise
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Maricopa Foundation For Medical Care
Maricopa Health Plan
Maricopa Managed Care
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MedPartners
MedPartners PPO
Meritain Health
Administrative Enterprises
MetLife
Midwest Life
Monumental Life Insurance Company
MultiPlan
RAN/AMN
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
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New York Life
Northwestern Insurance Company
One Health
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PHCS
PHCS PPO
Physicians Mutual
Pinal/Gila LTC
Premier Group Insurance
Principal Life
Private HealthCare Systems
Private Small Business Insurance
Prudential
Secure Care Indemnity
Self Pay
Sliding Scale
Southwest Service Administrators, Inc.
State Farm
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
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UniCare
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS Medicaid
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
CarePlus
PacifiCare
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PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons
UMR
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Worker's Compensation WC
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Dr. Whitman's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitman treats Ulcer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Whitman treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitman performs Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Whitman performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Debridement
  • Knee Debridement
Appendectomy, Open
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Whitman performs Appendectomy, Open more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Whitman performs this procedure more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Whitman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hydrocodone Withdrawal
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • May-Hegglin Anomaly
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mental Retardation - Short Stature - Deafness - Genital
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Whitman, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chandler, AZ and has been practicing for 41 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Sinai Hospital of Detroit
Residency Hospital
1978
Sinai Grace Hospital
Internship Hospital
1977
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
1978
1978
1977

Awards

Dr. Whitman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whitman

3.7

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
(8)
4 Stars
14.285714285714286%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(4)

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Dr. Whitman is an incredible surgeon and very knowledgeable! Had to have exploratory surgery in July of 2018. He was extremely thorough and found and fixed multiple items within my digestive system. Follow-up care was good and he carefully explained everything he had encountered and repaired. His...Read More
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If you happen to get this surgeon assigned to you in the hospital demand a different surgeon. He has horrible bedside manner, is more enamored with the person in the mirror, and will not communicate anything to you. Very poor follow up care as well. Run away! There are much better surgeons at the...Read More
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