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About Dr. Richard Lemon

Dr. Richard Lemon, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Madison, WI. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lemon is affiliated with UW HOSPITAL AND CLINICS, Meriter Hospital and UW Health-UW Hospital & Clinics. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

46 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Lemon is Poor. Dr. Richard Lemon has been rated by 46 patients. From those 46 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard Lemon is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


1 S Park St
Madison, WI 53715
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Dr. Richard Lemon has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
    In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.

  • Expertise

    16 Expertise

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

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Hip Replacement Disaster.

He did full hip replacement and I have never had a pain free day since. Worse decision I ever made. I wish I knew you could look up Dr ratings before surgery. Never trust a 2 star Dr. I already need my "new" hip replaced. He ruined my life

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This man should have his license revoked. I had to see him for a workman’s comp claim that they requested. I was rear ended Iin my work vehicle (I am a home health nurse) the driver was going 15-20 miles an hour. I felt ok at the time of the accident but the next day I woke up with a stiff neck that got worse. I saw my doctor and I was diagnosed with whiplash, a concussion, cervical sprain and trapezius sprain and jaw sprain. I went to therapy twice a week for 4 months and had dry needling, neck traction and tens treatment done. I also saw a pain and rehab doctor and was given steroid injections on two separate occasions and Botox on another occasion. I went to the IME with Lemon and his report pretty much said I didn’t have enough damage on my car to have pain still, or at all. I said the day of the accident I was ok, I am magnifying my symptoms and pretty much that I have somatic complaints. He said I do not need anymore treatment effective the day of his exam and I am perfectly fine. All this from a what was maybe 7 minute exam. I haven’t found out anything from my workman’s comp insurance yet but only just read his report today! He is a fraud and a liar and I would steer clear of him.

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One Star

Very Rude... stay away . Has the bedside manner of a pit bull

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Four Stars

Thorough, personable - and most importantly, experienced (5,000 arthroscopies & 2,000 knee replacements)

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One Star

I was sent to see this doctor by my workman's comp. I had to meet him in a airport. Was taken in to a small room with Dr.Lemon's (Portable Table). He had not reviewed my report at the time of the appointment. The exam took a total of 13 minutes. After recieveing a copy of his report from my insurance I found that he had falseified his report. He had measurement in there that were not done and in the report acussed me on multiple occasions of not having a injury. In his final Impression he accussed me of being Narcotic Dependant "and should be rapidly weaned ferom his ongoing use of narcotic pain medications". This doctor is a nut and should not have a license .I have worked with doctors all my life and he is the worse, and he does what the insurance companys want him too. Do not see this doctor, request a different doctor for your exam

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • UW Health-UW Hospital & Clinics
  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • University of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1980

  • University Of Wisconsin Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard Lemon accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Common Ground
    • Common Ground Empower Trilogy
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • Unity Health Insurance
    • Unity Health Ins Unity Network
  • WPS
    • WPS Group
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Locations & Directions

UW HEALTH, 1 S Park St, Madison, WI
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