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Dr. Paul Richards, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery
4.9 (99)
Accepting new patients
31 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview

Dr. Paul Richards, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. They specialize in Orthopedic Hand Surgery, has 31 years of experience. They graduated from UNIV OF FL COLL OF MED and is affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Richards works at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida in Fort Myers, FL. They frequently treat conditions like Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands and Elbow Bursitis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida
    2531 Cleveland Ave Ste 1, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (239) 334-7000
    Monday
    7:30am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday
    7:30am - 4:30pm
    Wednesday
    7:30am - 4:30pm
    Thursday
    7:30am - 4:30pm
    Friday
    7:30am - 3:00pm

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Admitting Hospitals

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  • Cape Coral Hospital
  • Lee Memorial Hospital

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    Dec 13, 2022
    Everything good, on time, and all questions answered.
    Terry Nelson — Dec 13, 2022
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    About Dr. Paul Richards, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 31 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1841293065
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Orlando Regional Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • UNIV OF FL COLL OF MED
    Medical Education

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Paul Richards, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Richards is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Richards has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Richards works at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida in Fort Myers, FL. View the full address on Dr. Richards’s profile.

    Dr. Richards has seen patients for Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, Osteoarthritis of Hands and Elbow Bursitis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Richards on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    99 patients have reviewed Dr. Richards. The overall rating for this provider is 4.9. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Richards.

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