Dr. Richard Bellacosa, DPM

Podiatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 62
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Dr. Richard Bellacosa, DPM
Dr. Richard Bellacosa graduated from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, completing a two-year podiatric surgical residency at Northlake Community Hospital in Northlake, Illinois. He is a past president of the Texas Podiatric Medical Association and has served on committees for the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, the Texas State Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners and the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, as well as local hospital and insurance committees. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a current member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Texas Podiatric Medical Association, and the Bexar County Podiatric Medical Society. Besides being in private practice with San Antonio Podiatry Associates, P.C., he holds an appointment as a clinical associate professor with the Podiatry Service of the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jody, and three grown children.

14615 San Pedro Ave Ste 160

San Antonio, TX 78232

Contact Information

(210) 490-1871

Dr. Richard Bellacosa, DPM

Dr. Richard Bellacosa, DPM

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Foot Sprain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 96% of peers
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bellacosa "The doctors with San Antonio Podiatry Associates are specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions affecting the foot and its related structures. Our comprehensive care is aimed at foot conditions affecting patients of all ages, including the treatment of such common painful conditions as bunions, corns associated with hammertoes, calluses, ingrown nails, and heel and arch pain. Additionally, our practice offers expertise in the management of more complex foot ailments including flat feet, high arched feet, fractures and dislocations, ankle and sports injuries. Specialized care is also provided for those patients with associated systemic conditions such as diabetes and arthritis."


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  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Podiatry Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot


  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Wilkes University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Temple University / Pennsylvania College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bellacosa has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bellacosa's Reviews

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Dr. Bellacosa's Performance
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  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Spring Branch, TX |
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. B. We are both happy with his patient care. But are very disappointed in trying to get appointments to return to see him. They will NOT make appointments more than 2 months out. Therefore when you are told to return in 3 or 4 months you can not schedule an appointment. You have to call in a month later. Then you have a problem getting an appointment because they are already booked 2 months out. Very disappointing!
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr Bellacosa and staff were great. I received excellent care my foot pain is much better after following all his instructions. Thank you Dr Bellacosa
in San Antonio, TX |
Dr. Bellacosa was great, nice doctor. I complained of heel pain went through all my options. my post op visit were quick his nurse was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Dr. Bellacosa accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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San Antonio, TX 78224
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