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About Dr. Richard I Kirkland

Dr. Richard I Kirkland, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Kirkland is affiliated with St Vincents Hospital. Dr. Kirkland has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard I Kirkland is Great. Dr. Richard I Kirkland has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard I Kirkland is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Surgical Associates

513 Brookwood Blvd Ste 501
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Dr. Richard I Kirkland has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Surgery

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Four Stars

Dr. Kirkland came recommended by other clinical staff at Brookwood. For my surgery, Dr. Kirkland met or exceeded expectations with excellent care. All my questions answered. I was made aware of every step of the pre op and post op process. Wait times were minimal. Getting follow up appointments were easy.

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Would not use again

After a recent surgical experience with Dr. Richard Kirkland, I can assure anyone reading this review that I would seek out other surgeons. He may be skilled in the OR (questionable as well) but his bedside manner is horrible. A surgery that I consulted him about and he stated I would be in the hospital for 2-3 days turned into a 2 week hospital stay. I required a second surgery and also had to spend many days in ICU. His only explanation was to quote percentages.....I was not at all prepared by Dr. Kirkland for the recovery nor the potential for so many complications. It was traumatic to say the least and 90% of that experience I blame Dr. Kirkland.

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56 minutes
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I recommend Dr. Rick Kirkland !

Spring of '10, Dr. Rick Kirkland diagnosed my having stage 2 breast cancer. Upon diagnosis, he immediately scheduled my surgeries within 3 days. He was one of the most thorough physicians, with a GREAT bedside manner, and offered as much time as I needed to discuss any questions I had. I attribute my success in getting thru this ordeal to his being so knowledgable, being so proactive, and caring so much about his patients.

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Five Stars
Five Stars
  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • University Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard I Kirkland accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Alabama
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate POS
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Locations & Directions

Surgical Associates, 513 Brookwood Blvd Ste 501, Birmingham, AL
  • Nearby Doctors

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