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About Dr. Richard L Makowiec
Dr. Richard L Makowiec, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Indianapolis, IN, with other offices in Warrenville, IL and Warrenville, IL (and 1 other location). He has 24 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Makowiec is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Makowiec has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Richard L Makowiec has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Richard L Makowiec has the following 12 expertise
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Sports Medicine
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Tennis Elbow
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
- Sports Injuries
Dr. Richard L Makowiec has 2 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Richard L Makowiec is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I saw Dr. Makowiec about 4 years ago. I was misdiagnosed and almost had unecessary surgery. I paid over $1000. in tests and office visits that were not covered by insurance. The "patient advocate" assigned to me was a doctor advocate and more interested in seeing my insurance coverage than helping me prepare for upcoming surgery. Thankfully there was a month wait time before the scheduled surgey because within that time my dissablity corrected itself and has been clear ever since. Dr. Makowiec also advised that I get the surgery asap because I might suffer miscle lose. The whole experience left me very distrustful of doctors.
Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2017, 2018)
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.
Dr. Makowiec is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
24 Years Experience
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1994
Mcgaw Medical Center
Dr. Richard L Makowiec accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- Coventry IL PPO
- Coventry MO HMO POS
- Coventry MO PPO
- Coventry PPO Platinum
- CoventryOne PPO Network
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National HMO
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Dr. Richard L Makowiec is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Indianapolis, IN.