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About Dr. Richard R Pelker

Dr. Richard R Pelker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in New Haven, CT, with another office in Guilford, CT. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Pelker is affiliated with Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Pelker has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard R Pelker is Good. Dr. Richard R Pelker has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard R Pelker is 2.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Yale School Of Medicine

800 Howard Ave
New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Orthopedic Associates

1445 Boston Post Rd
Guilford, CT 06437
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Specialties

Dr. Richard R Pelker has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    17 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Four Stars

Recommended.

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One Star

arrogant snob

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knee replacement

He did a total knee replacement I saw him for 2 min. in the hospital the morning after my surgey only to tell me he was going away for the weekend.so I never saw him the whole time I was in the hospital. I went to see him because after 4 weeks my leg swell up and was hot to touch and was running a fever he toldme it was ok.would not do a blood test or x rsay told me to wait for 4 more weeks. Well let me tell you I have a bad infection in my knee and in my bone ,would not of had this if he would just listen to me. Not very happy with this Doctor.

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Pelker has no compassion

My experience with Dr. Pelker was sub-par. He didn't show up at appointments after the surgery even after I had sent a letter expressing my concerns. He is cold, uncompassionate and can't see past his own ego. I have to have another surgery due to the problems that I experienced that Pelker would NOT address during follow up visits. Yale should be ashamed to have him on their team.

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Two Stars

Sullen, dismissive but skillful

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  • Awards

    1 Award

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1976

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard R Pelker accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna CT AWH MC OA w/Pediatric Dental
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem CT HMO BlueCare
    • Anthem CT Pathway X Enhanced Ind HMO
    • Anthem PPO Century Preferred CT
    • Anthem Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Connecticare
    • Connecticare Flex Connecticut
    • Connecticare Passage
  • HIP of NY
    • Emblem HIP Select PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Healthy Connecticut
    • HealthyCT
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Liberty
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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