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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Kearns is Excellent. Dr. Kearns has been reviewed by 20 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 5.0
Promptness 5.0
Courteous Staff 5.0
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 5.0
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

Education & Awards

Dr. Kearns graduated from Georgetown University, Washington. He has 4 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2012, 2014)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Kearns has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital 
  • The Methodist Hospital 


  • English
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard J Kearns MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 36 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard J. Kearns practice?
Dr. Richard Kearns has 1 office location.
Dr. Richard Kearns practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Houston, TX.
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