Dr. Richard L. Wixson, MD

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Dr. Richard L. Wixson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

NorthShore University HealthSystem 680 N Lake Shore Dr # 924, Chicago, IL 60611 Get Directions

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I seek to provide high quality outcomes for hip and knee replacement using modern techniques and approaches.   Read More

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    Dr. Wixson has 1 malpractice Malpractice Claim

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    • Settlement;2014-07-21T00:00:00
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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
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    Dr. Wixson's Review Details
    3.6 based on 10 responses
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    • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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    • How well provider listens and answers questions
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    • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Dr. Wixson's Office & Staff
    • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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    • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      31 – 45 minutes (9)
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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

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    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Ankle Sprains and Strains
    • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Back Pain
    • Baker’s Cyst
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Conditions
    • Foot Fracture
    • Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Pointer Injuries
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Joint Pain
    • Knee Dislocation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Limb Pain
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lupus
    • Myelopathy
    • 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
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Runner's Knee
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Disorders
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger

    Procedures Performed

    • Computer-Assisted Total Hip Replacement
    • Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Fracture Care
    • Hip Arthroscopy
    • 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
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Knee Replacement Revision
    • Knee Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
    • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

    Background Check

    • 1
      Malpractice Claim

      Dr. Wixson has 1 malpractice claim

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      • Settlement  (7/21/2014)
      • Amount or Range: $250,000.00
      • Nature of Complaint: COOK COUNTY, IL
      • State: Illinois
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    • 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

    • Medical School
      University Of Wisconsin Medical School

      Graduated in 1972

    • Internship Hospital
      Henry Ford Hospital

      Completed in 1973

    • Residency Hospital
      Henry Ford Hospital

      Completed in 1974

      Henry Ford Med Ctr-Henry Ford Hosp

      Completed in 1977

      New England Baptist Hospital

      Completed in 1978

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

      Completed in 1977

    Awards & Recognition

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    • Media & Publications

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish
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    Dr. Wixson'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
    • Malpractice claims found
    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Wixson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes

    Experience with Dr. Wixson

    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
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    Dr. Wixson's Care Philosophy

    I seek to provide high quality outcomes for hip and knee replacement using modern techniques and approaches.