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About Dr. Kenneth J Richter

Dr. Kenneth J Richter, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Pontiac, MI. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Beaumont Hospital - Troy, St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and Doctors Hospital Of Michigan. Dr. Richter has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kenneth J Richter is Great. Dr. Kenneth J Richter has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kenneth J Richter is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Oakland Physiatry

44555 Woodward Ave Ste 302
Pontiac, MI 48341
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Dr. Kenneth J Richter has the following 4 specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

    A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
    These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
    It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Pain
  • Chronic Pain

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Dr. Richter is caring, compassionate, explains diagnoses, he has helped me to LIVE. I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS & Completely devastated, the pain is excruciating. I THANK him for adjusting my medications to the point air can walk - I can FUNCTION & LIVE MY LIFE. Often times he does have students he is educating, especially with the less common diagnoses, as it is important to him to educate the students it also is TO ME AS WELL, I want more people to study my diagnoses, in hopes that one day someone studying RSD/CRPS WILL FIND A CURE! I truly appreciate Dr. Richter, he's been my Dr. For 16 years! He has seen me at my worst and thank God he HELPED ME! He helped me to be well again. He remembers everything going on in my life, my parents, children, grandchildren, my job, HE IS ALWAYS INCREDIBLY CARING AND THOUGHTFUL. I think you will not find a more caring Dr. Then Dr. Richter, he's truly the best.

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The best and I've been to a LOT, across a half dozen states.

Dr. Richter pulls no punches... He tells it like it is, but does so (somehow) while remaining compassionate.. He makes you understand that he does care, enough so that he'll make hard or unpopular decisions on your treatment, but for all the right reasons. He is not "fearful" of the DEA like so many Dr's;refusing to prescribe the required level or amount of medicine, but he is no "pill-mill," either. In my case, I was convinced that one medicine was all that kept me able to work and live... He disagreed, noting serious long term health concerns, and the fact that the meds only made me THINK I was doing good, but did not actually help me... that i was existing, not LIVING. The changes scared the HeII out of me, but within a year (I had been taking that medicine for ~14 yrs) I was in the gym on an aggressive weight-training program like in my youth ... and within two years I was in better shape than pre-injury. I'm now capable of doing things that I thought were off my life-menu, forever! Now, I'm able to travel and exercise, able to live, love and just plain DO so much more than I had ever thought possible! He still prescribed the meds I needed to be able to do these things,and is always sensitive to what amour and level may be needed, and now, medicine is no longer one of my stressors! I take fewer meds, and at a lower dosage, but realize a greater impact. I'm a huge fan! Dr Richter is the best of a log line of Dr's I've seen from NY, to Me, Ky to Ca, to Mi as Ivebeen moved by my company. I wot move again, he's that good!

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This is a clinic treating people with pain and they let patients sit for 2 hours or longer waiting to be seen. When finally seen he has at least one student with him and spends most of the time using the patient to teach some basic techniques to the student doctor. It is very frustrating and time to find a better solution to my needs.

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Five Stars

Without Dr Richter I have no idea what my boby would feel like. He truly understands pain and does not push pain medications at me.

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One Star

I had come to Dr Richter with multiple pain I sat in the room wearing only a bra and underwear and a paper apron I sat for two hours.Second visit over two hours.third visit again over two hours.The girls at the desk have their hands full with this kind of behavior and trying to keep ask patients come..I would like to file a complaint.he walks out on you in the middle of your examination to take a phone call over and over again.I hate going to see him.not sure if I will ever return.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2010, 2011, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Michigan State University College Of Human Medicine

    Graduated in 1978

  • Northwestern University


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kenneth J Richter accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HAP
    • HAP Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Oakland Physiatry, 44555 Woodward Ave Ste 302, Pontiac, MI


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