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Dr. Richard Atwater Balderston MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 33 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine.
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Dr. Richard Balderston has 4 office locations.
Washington Square West
Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Locations and availability (4)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

2.5
  • Currently 2.5 of 4 stars
(19)
Patient comments (13)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Balderston is Good. Dr. Balderston has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 13 comments. The rating is 2.5 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.9
  • Currently 2.9230769230769 of 4 stars
Promptness 2.9
  • Currently 2.9166666666667 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 3.1
  • Currently 3.0769230769231 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 2.7
  • Currently 2.7333333333333 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 2.7
  • Currently 2.7142857142857 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 2.6
  • Currently 2.6428571428571 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 2.8
  • Currently 2.8461538461538 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Balderston, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 14 areas:
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Diskectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Education & Awards

Dr. Balderston graduated from University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia. He has 6 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Spinal Fusion
DeForrest Willard Award for Outstanding Senior Resident
Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc
Yale National Scholar
Top Doctors, Philadelphia Magazine
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)

Affiliations

Dr. Balderston has 21 hospital affiliations:

  • Graduate Hospital 
  • Main Line Hospital - Bryn Mawr 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Balderston accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • United Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield - 2 plans
  • Independence Blue Cross - 2 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey - 3 plans
  • Unicare - 2 plans
  • Evercare - 3 plans
  • Oxford Health Plans - 2 plans
  • Humana - 3 plans
  • USA H & W Network - 1 plan

Languages

  • German


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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Richard A. Balderston practice?
Dr. Richard Balderston practices Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine near Philadelphia, PA.
Additional practice locations include: Wynnewood, PA and Mount Laurel, NJ.
See Philadelphia Surgeons and Philadelphia Orthopedic Surgeons.