Dr. Richard Tu, DPM

Dr. Richard Tu, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 42
Dr. Richard Tu, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from California College Of Podiatric Medicine in 2004 and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

4475 University Ave

San Diego, CA 92105

Contact Information

(619) 269-4747

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • 9 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Tu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Foot Conditions
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tu treats Foot Conditions more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Limb Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tu treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Tu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Heel Spur
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tu treats Heel Spur more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Tu treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Tu's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tendon Reconstruction
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Disorders
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Injury
Ankle Instability
Ankle Laxity
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Misalignment
Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle Surgery
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Avulsion Fracture
Back Pain
Bone Disorders
Bunion Surgery
Calcaneus Fracture
Complex Fractures
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Compound Fracture
Compression Fracture
Difficulty With Walking
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Elbow Injuries
Extra-Articular Fracture
Flatfoot Correction
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction
Foot Conditions
Foot Deformities
Foot Fracture
Foot Injuries
Foot Sprain
Foot Surgery
Forefoot Reconstruction
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Fractured Lower Leg
Hammer Toe
Hammer Toe Repair
Heel Pain
Heel Spur
Ingrown Toenail
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Insufficiency Fracture
Intra-Articular Fracture
Joint Drainage
Joint Fracture
Joint Pain
Limb Pain
Metatarsal Fracture
Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
Morton's Neuroma
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Pathologic Fracture
Pediatric Ankle Fractures
Pediatric Fractures
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reconstructive Ankle Surgery
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Disorders
Simple Fractures
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture
Tibia Fracture
Toe Fractures
Ulcer of Foot
Wound Care and Management

About Me

Welcome to University Foot and Ankle Specialists, Inc. where we are dedicated to understanding and solving complex foot and ankle problems that are difficult to understand. We are located in the metropolitan San Diego, North County and Coronado Islan...


  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Podiatry

Board Certifications

  • Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine


St. Mary's Medical Center San Francisco
Residency Hospital
St. Marys Medical Center San Francisco
Internship Hospital
University Of Texas, San Antonio
Fellowship Hospital
California College Of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School
Beth Isarel Deaconess Med Ctr-Harvard U
Cambridge Hosp-Harvard Med
Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School Of Medicine
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • English


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Insurance accepted

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Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice Open Access POS
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
HealthSavings PPO
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage PPO
Open Access Aetna Select
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Traditional Choice POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Traditional PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross of California EPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Plus POS
Prudent Buyer PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) EPO
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Capp Care PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Traditional POS
Blue Traditional PPO
Community Blue PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Preferred Care Blue PPO
Preferred Plan PPO
Prudent Buyer PPO
Trust PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California POS
Select PPO
Choice Fund
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Georgia PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois POS
Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Commercial EPO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Indemnity EPO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care) POS
Galaxy Health Network
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Direct Care PPO
DirectCare America
Interplan Health Group PPO
Integrated Health Plan (IHP) PPO
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan Admar PPO
MultiPlan Formost PPO
MultiPlan PPO
MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
PHCS Network
PHCS Network EPO
PHCS Network POS
PHCS Open Access PPO
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
Pacific Health Alliance
Pacific Health Alliance PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Private HealthCare Systems PPO
Three Rivers Provider Network
Three Rivers Provider Network PPO
Basic PPO
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice EPO
Choice Plus
Choice Plus EPO
Choice Plus PPO
Core PPO
FlexPoint PPO
Freedom Plan Metro POS
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
MAMSI Alliance PPO
Medicare Supplement PPO
Navigate POS
Options EPO
Options POS
PacifiCare Arizona PPO
PacifiCare California POS
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Secure Horizons PPO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus POS
Sierra Choice POS
UHC Illinois POS
UHC Illinois PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare West
UnitedHealthCare HSA
USA Health Network
USA Health Network PPO

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