About Dr. Richard R Whipple

Dr. Richard R Whipple, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Albany, NY. He has 37 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Dr. Whipple has received 4 awards.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard R Whipple is Great. Dr. Richard R Whipple has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard R Whipple is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions CAPITAL REGION ORTHOPEDICS
1367 Washington Ave Ste 200
Albany, NY 12206

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Specialties

Dr. Richard R Whipple has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard R Whipple has the following 3 expertise

  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis

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Poor communication- unprofessional

I saw Dr Whipple for a bump on my finger. He took x-rays at our first appointment, and deemed that surgery was necessary to get the bump removed. He said that his secretary, CiCi, would be in contact with me within the next two weeks to schedule the surgery, but if she didn’t touch base with me that I should contact the office. I waited two-three weeks, never heard from CiCi so I called the office. When I made the appointment, I specifically said I was making it for a surgery. When I showed up for (what I thought was) the surgery appointment, it was clear that no one had looked over my file to realize that Dr Whipple was not doing surgeries that day. I was spoken to very unprofessionally by his secretary, CiCi. I was never apologized to, and I was blamed for THEIR mistake. Also- I had already arranged to take the next 7-10 days off from work as that what was discussed at the first appointment when Dr Whipple indicated I needed surgery. I will not be returning to this office, and I truly hope they can get their office more organized so other people are not inconvenienced by this.

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He did something that had never been done before.. the Impossible!

Saved my right forearm and hand which was amputated by a shotgun blast at pointblank range. Reconstruction time took ten surgeries and healing time...1.5 years. Awesome work and true dedication!

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Great Doctor

I am greatly impressed with Dr. Whipple. I usually don't deal well when meeting new people, and especially new doctors. Dr. Whipple made me feel at ease, as soon as we started speaking. He is knowledgeable and listens to what I have to say. I trust him to preform surgery on my wrists, which is saying a lot, coming from me.

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amazing and knowledgeable doctor

I had a full elvulsion of my finger and he saw me at very short notice he diagnosed fixed and sent me on my way with not a worry in mind ..everything turned out better than he had said and I couldn't have a higher praise for him!

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Best Hand Surgeon for Carpal Tunnel!

Dr. Whipple is an amazing doctor and performed orthoscopic carpal tunnel release for me. I had previously had open carpal tunnel release with a different surgeon in another practice - and it was horrible! The difference was amazing. Dr. Whipple told me what to expect and he was right one. I would recommend him to anyone!

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017)

    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.

  • 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 (2012, 2015)

    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 (2016, 2017)

    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.

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University Of Connecticut
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Richard R Whipple Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
    • CDPHP HMO
    • CDPHP New York State of Health - Small Business
    • CDPHP PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MVP Health Plan
    • MVP HMO
    • MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Richard R Whipple

A Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Whipple is well known for his work in Hand and Upper extremities. He is also trained and skilled in arthoscopic and shoulder and knee procedures, and enjoys arthroscopic shoulder and knee, and general orthopaedics. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine in 1981. His internship in general surgery and his orthopaedic residency work was completed locally at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Dr. Whipple then completed his fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Reconstruction at Loma Linda University, in Loma Linda, California. He returned to Albany in 1987 to begin private practice. Dr. Whipple is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor with the division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Albany Medical College. Dr. Whipple joined Capital Region Orthopaedics in 1998.Dr. Whipple sees patients at the Albany, and Latham and offices.

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