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About Dr. Richard K Kearns

Dr. Richard K Kearns, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 43 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Kearns is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Dr. Kearns has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

36 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard K Kearns is Great. Dr. Richard K Kearns has been rated by 36 patients. From those 36 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard K Kearns is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Texas Orthopedic Hospital

7401 Main St
Houston, TX 77030
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Specialties

Dr. Richard K Kearns has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Laminectomy
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc

Reviews

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Dr. Kearns replaced both my knees 15 years ago. More than satisfied! As unbelievable as it sounds, everyday since then my Knees have gotten better. My flexibility is outstanding. I am almost 72 years old have have terrific range of motion. I had both knees done at the same time, and preferred that because my rehab on both legs at the same time allowed me to regain a balanced gait. Over the years I have returned for follow ups which were always good. The secret from day one until now is that I have always followed Dr. Kearns's instructions. I may need a hip replacement now, I will be checking again with Dr. Kearns. So much has changed medically with knee replacements since I got mine 15 years ago, so it should be a piece of cake by now! I love Dr. Kearns's dry humor and wit. I always leave his office smiling.
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Left hip total replcement

I love this doctor! He is very professional. My surgery since 2014 has been a total success. I recommend Dr Kearns and his staff for this procedure.

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i had surgery with dr kearns 20 years ago. He put the wrong size joint in my hip. I have suffered lots of consequences from thiis surgery. One plus for the doctor. I am still walking straight today and I thank God for that. I am not sure the doctor really cared.
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Good surgeon, terrible bed side manner

Was abrupt, but knowledgeable. He has a reputation of being sarcastic and acts superior. I went to him for help. He was not helpful, and seemed to only want to operate. Not very likeable. Jumped to a lot of inaccurate conclusions Would rather go somewhere else. Seemed very rushed and made me feel like a number.

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Three Stars

Dr Kearnes did my initial diagnosis. I liked him, but went with another doctor because my insurance changed.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2015, 2014, 2016, 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 (2015, 2012, 2011, 2016, 2014)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • North Shore University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard K Kearns accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Texas Orthopedic Hospital, 7401 Main St, Houston, TX

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