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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (5)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Kirby is Excellent. Dr. Kirby has been reviewed by 16 patients who have provided 5 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.7
Promptness 4.2
Courteous Staff 4.7
Accurate Diagnosis 5.0
Bedside Manner 5.0
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

Education & Awards

Dr. Kirby graduated from University of Washington, Seattle. He has 4 awards.

Dr. Richard Kirby was recognized as a 2011 "Top Doctor" in Seattle Metropolitan magazine’s annual survey
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2013, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2013 - 2014)
Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)
Seattle, WA
Orthopaedic Surgeon


Dr. Kirby has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill 
  • Swedish Edmonds Hospital 

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard M Kirby MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 34 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard M. Kirby practice?
Dr. Richard Kirby has 1 office location.
Dr. Richard Kirby practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Seattle, WA.
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