Dr. Steven Richards, MD

Dr. Steven Richards, MD

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 47
Dr. Steven Richards, MD is an otolaryngology-head and neck surgery specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center in 1998 and specializes in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and ear, nose, and throat.Read his story

4140 W Memorial Rd Ste 116

Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Community Care Network
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare of Oklahoma
  • MultiPlan
  • Self Pay

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Top Care Areas

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Head and Neck Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Richards' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Science, 1994 University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1998 Vanderbilt University, Otolaryngology Residency, 2003 Dr. Richards was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Edmond in 1984. After a general surgery Internship, he completed his residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University in 2003 and was awarded the status of Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2005. Dr. Richards is Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (2004), and is currently active as a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Oklahoma Academy of Otolaryngology and the American Medical Association. Dr. Richards joined Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates in 2003 and has practiced in north Oklahoma City since that time. When not in the office, Dr. Richards enjoys his time with his wife, children and extended family. He has interests in collecting southwestern art, road and mountain bike cycling, large format photography, music and Sooner football. Dr. Richards currently sees patients at our North Oklahoma City Plaza clinic location. Dr. Richards's areas of expertise include: Pediatric and adult ear, nose and throat care Skin cancer removal and cosmetic reconstruction Head and neck surgery Thyroid and parathyroid disorders Snoring and sleep disorders Hearing loss, dizziness and balance disorders Sinus and nasal disorders Voice and swallowing disorder "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Richards "Dr. Steven Richards is a partner with Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates, LLC  which has a dynamic team of exceptional physicians who are knowledge leaders concerning ear, nose and throat medical conditions and are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care and personal attention. With over 35 years of unsurpassed clinical and surgical experience, they understand the importance of listening to their patients and are conservative by nature, to not rush into interventional treatments."

2  Specialties

  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

96  Conditions Treated


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41  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Voice Assessment
  • Voice Disorders Diagnosis
  • Voice Disorders Treatment
  • Voice Surgery
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Oklahoma / Health Sciences Center
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Vanderbilt University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Richards has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Richards to family and friends
21 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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  • 1

Dr. Richards' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr Richards did a great job! This was a sinus surgery and we knew what to expect and the recovery has been as expected. His manner has been great and the follow up appointments have been useful in helping with the healing process. He has had to flush and get stuff out of the sinuses on both...more
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I had sinus surgery over a year ago performed by Dr. Richards. I was skeptical based on other reviews. However, I was miserable, and he convinced me otherwise. The surgery went as expected. A day after the surgery I awoke to a rash from the antibiotics. My wife called the emergency number and...more
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He's the very best!!! Highly recommend!!!
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He is pretty slow to patients. He also did not solve my problem.
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Terrible. Never going back. Waste of time and money for a quote unquote specialist. I was overcharged and the staff...not professional!
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