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About Dr. James Richards

Dr. James Richards, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Idaho Falls, ID. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include General Surgery. Dr. Richards is affiliated with Eastern Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Center, Eastern Idaho Regional Med Center and Mountain View Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

4 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Richards is Excellent. Dr. James Richards has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Richards is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

2001 S Woodruff Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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Dr. James Richards has the following 1 specialty

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

Board Certifications

Dr. James Richards is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Dr. James Lee Richards is a physician with impeccable skills and talent. Our infant son was in need of corrective surgery for hernias. Hernia strangulation was an imminent possibility for our son. As parents we spent four months tending to our fragile son’s cries in the night for relief. Our son tipped the scales at 10 lbs. finally at Christmas time at four months. The physicians in our community were booked and unavailable for even consultation for two months. Dr. Richards indeed a modern day “samaritan” responded to our concern and advised us of the risks involved. We were at peace in knowing that the skilled hands of Dr. James Lee Richards would relieve our son of his discomfort. Our son was lovingly taken from our arms and lovingly returned to our arms. The surgery was successful. Our son was thrived from that point. Dr. Richards embraces his profession with skills, talent and integrity.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Richards is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Eastern Idaho Regional Behavioral Health Center
  • Eastern Idaho Regional Med Center
  • Mountain View Hospital
  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Uc Davis Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Richards accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Altius
    • Altius Provider Directory
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS

Locations & Directions

2001 S Woodruff Ave, Idaho Falls, ID
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