Dr. Richard J. Whitman, MD

Dr. Richard J. Whitman, MD

General Surgery | Male | 67 years old

Dr. Richard Whitman
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Dr. Whitman specializes in General Surgery and practices in Chandler, AZ. He practices at 1 location.

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92 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • American Republic
  • AmeriPlan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • Arizona Medical Network
  • Arizona PHCS
  • Assurant Health
  • AZ Benefit Options
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • AZ Health Concepts
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Bashas Benefit Trust
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Benefit Concepts
  • Benesight
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Caremark Pharmacy
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • City of Mesa Health Plan
  • CNA
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Concentra
  • Conseco
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EBMS
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Gila River HealthCare
  • Global Assistance
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HAP Insurance
  • Health Net
  • Healthcare Connect
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 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
  • Meritain Health
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Life
  • Monumental Life Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
  • National Roofers Union & Employers Joint Health & Welfare Fund
  • New York Life
  • Northwestern Insurance Company
  • One Health
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • PHCS
  • 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
  • Triwest
  • UniCare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • University Physicians
  • Unum
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Wausau Benefits
  • Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Zenith Administrators Inc

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Dr. Whitman's Review Details
4.1 based on 11 responses
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Experience with Dr. Whitman
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (11)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (11)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (11)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (11)
Dr. Whitman's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (10)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (11)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (11)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (11)
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Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hydrocodone Withdrawal
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • May-Hegglin Anomaly
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mental Retardation - Short Stature - Deafness - Genital
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Wound Repair

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Sinai Grace Hospital

    Completed in 1978

  • Residency Hospital
    Sinai Hospital of Detroit

    Completed in 1978

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Whitman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Whitman's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Whitman

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients