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Dr. Paul Richards, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery*
4.9 (100)
Map Pin Small Fort Myers, FL
Accepting new patients
32 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Paul Richards, MD

Dr. Paul Richards, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Fort Myers, FL. They specialize in Orthopedic Hand Surgery, has 32 years of experience, and is board certified in Hand Surgery. They graduated from University of Florida College of Medicine and is affiliated with Lee Memorial Hospital, Cape Coral Hospital and Hendry Regional Medical Center. Dr. Richards, completed a residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Richards an average 4.9 star rating.

Dr. Richards works at Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida in Fort Myers, FL. They frequently treat conditions like Limb Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida 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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Dr. Richards' Office Locations

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    Orthopedic Specialists of SW Florida
    14601 Hope Center Loop, Fort Myers, FL 33912 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (239) 334-7000
    Monday
    07:30 - 16:30
    Tuesday
    07:30 - 16:30
    Wednesday
    07:30 - 16:30
    Thursday
    07:30 - 16:30
    Friday
    07:30 - 16:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Cape Coral Hospital
  • Hendry Regional Medical Center

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    4.9
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    Based on 100 ratings
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    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 32 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 Heersink School of Medicine
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Orlando Regional Medical Center
    Residency
    Medical Education
    • University of Florida College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    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.

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    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 Limb Pain, 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.

    100 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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