Dr. Richard Pelker MD, PHD Patient Reviews

  • Orthopedic Surgery New Haven, CT

Overall Rating

3.0
  • 17 patient ratings
  • 8 comments

Last 12 months:

2.0 (-1.0)

17 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    29%
  • Great
    6%
  • Good
    18%
  • Poor
    18%
  • Bad
    29%
  • Friendly Staff
  • Promptness
  • Wait Time 13.8 minutes
  • Appropriate Followup
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Bedside Manner
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

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4.0 of 5
August 18th, 2015
Wait time
5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Patients
Recommended.
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1.0 of 5
April 18th, 2015
Easy Appointment
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arrogant snob
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2.3 of 5
June 18th, 2012
knee replacement
Wait time
5.0 minutes
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He did a total knee replacement I saw him for 2 min. in the hospital the morning after my surgey only to tell me he was going away for the weekend.so I never saw him the whole time I was in the hospital. I went to see him because after 4 weeks my leg swell up and was hot to touch and was running a fever he toldme it was ok.would not do a blood test or x rsay told me to wait for 4 more weeks. Well let me tell you I have a bad infection in my knee and in my bone ,would not of had this if he would just listen to me. Not very happy with this Doctor.
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1.0 of 5
April 12th, 2012
Pelker has no compassion
Wait time
35.0 minutes
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My experience with Dr. Pelker was sub-par. He didn't show up at appointments after the surgery even after I had sent a letter expressing my concerns. He is cold, uncompassionate and can't see past his own ego. I have to have another surgery due to the problems that I experienced that Pelker would NOT address during follow up visits. Yale should be ashamed to have him on their team.
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2.3 of 5
October 14th, 2011
Wait time
10.0 minutes
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Appropriate Follow-up
Sullen, dismissive but skillful
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5.0 of 5
July 7th, 2011
Surgeon for knee(s) replacement
Wait time
10.0 minutes
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I went into finding a doctor to replace my knees with almost forensic detail. I talked to lots of people.....patients, nurses, physical therapists etc. I watched people walk and move after surgery. I chose Dr. Pelker because he had a very good track record. Is he warm and fuzzy, no. Is he good....yes he is. Other professionals have recommended him to their patients after seeing my results.
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1.0 of 5
February 18th, 2010
Wait time
10.0 minutes
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spent 5 min. with me. did not listen to my explanation of my problem. Looked at the x-ray and mri that had been done by my primary care practioner and said that there was nothing wrong and sent me away eventhough my knee and leg still continues to hurt. In short is was also, very RUDE and acted like I wasted his time.

5.0 of 5
February 3rd, 2010
Wait time
5.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
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Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up
Knows what he is talking about, tells it like it is, yet doesn't jump into surgery
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2.0 of 5
August 27th, 2017
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3.0 of 5
June 8th, 2017
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1.0 of 5
March 14th, 2017
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5.0 of 5
July 13th, 2015
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