Dr. Richard Young, MD

Dr. Richard Young, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Richard Young, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

1733 Seaside Rd SW Ste C

Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

Contact Information

(910) 575-9099

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Bursitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

110  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

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57  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (7/8/2002)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Dr. Richard Lane Young, Lic # g-44054

    NATURE OF COMPLAINT

    Convicted twice in North Carolina of driving while under the influence of an impairing substance.

    ACTION TAKEN

    License revoked.

    State: California
  • Substance Abuse (2/7/2000)
    Action Taken: Surrender
    Summary: Dr. Richard Lane Young, Lic #0000-31090

    NATURE OF COMPLAINT

    The physician’s relinquishing of the authorization to practice pending an investigation or in lieu of disciplinary action.

    ACTION TAKEN

    Voluntary surrender of license

    08/16/00: Amended Order

    After involvment in an active recovery program, Dr. Young's license is re-activated with the following terms and conditions:

    1. He is issued a temporary license to expire on 11/30/00
    2. Unless lawfully prescribed for him by someone other than himself, he shall refrain from the use of alcohol and all mind or mood altering substances and all controlled substances
    3. He shall notify the Board within two weeks of any such use and include the name of the prescriber and the pharmacy filling the prescription
    4. At the Board’s request, he shall supply bodily fluids or tissues for screening
    5. He shall maintain and abide by a contract with the NCPHP
    6. He must comply with other conditions

    11/17/00: Temporary license extended to expire 05/31/01.

    03/15/01: Temporary license extended to expire 11/30/01.

    11/15/01: Temporary license extended to expire 11/30/02.

    11/21/02: Reinstated full and unrestricted license.

    01/16/03: Order Lifting Consent Orders. The previous Consent Orders are no longer in effect and Dr. Young is hereby relieved of any continuing obligations.

    State: North Carolina
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Young has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Young has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Young's Reviews

2.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Young to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (16)

Dr. Young's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Hands down - Dr. Young and the majority of his staff are simply rude. He has a flat approach, shows little empathy. His front office and back office staff are equally just as rude. He did my surgery, I had complications afterward - whether surgery related or not, they were not concerned with my...more
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This is the most arrogant and rude doctor I've ever met!! Do yourself a favor and consider another Dr.
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This was a terrible visit. Dr. Young did not even look at the xrays, told my daughter that she has flexible flat foot and said she needs to take ibprofen. She is in so much pain all the time, she can't even make it through 1 visit to the grocery store without riding on the cart, she is 12 . She...more
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My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Young and appreciate his 'laid-back-little-talk' manner which we do not equate with incompetency. Dr. Young performed exemplary surgery on my husband's toe and my knee. As for me and my husband, we will continue to use the medical services of Dr. Young and...more
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Dr. Young was very professional and friendly. He took x-rays of my knee so he knew exactly what he was dealing with. He suggested a number of options open to me without jumping right to surgery. I was impressed with both him and his staff and look forward to working with him in the future.
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