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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (3)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Wixson is Good. Dr. Wixson has been reviewed by 15 patients who have provided 3 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.9
Promptness 3.3
Courteous Staff 4.3
Accurate Diagnosis 4.3
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.0
Follows Up After Visit 3.8

Specialties & Research

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

  • He has special expertise in 8 areas:
  • Anesthesia
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Surgical Blood Loss

Education & Awards

Dr. Wixson graduated from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has 2 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2012, 2014)


Dr. Wixson has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Skokie Hospital 
  • Evanston Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Lynn Wixson MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 39 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard L. Wixson practice?
Dr. Richard Wixson has 1 office location.
Dr. Richard Wixson practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Chicago, IL.
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