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Dr. Richard R Whipple has the following 2 specialties
- 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 R Whipple has the following 3 expertise
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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Poor communication- unprofessional
Self-verified patient of Dr. Richard R Whipple - Posted on August 14th, 2018
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.
He did something that had never been done before.. the Impossible!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Richard R Whipple - Posted on August 6th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Richard R Whipple - Posted on August 4th, 2015
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.
amazing and knowledgeable doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Richard R Whipple - Posted on August 15th, 2012
Best Hand Surgeon for Carpal Tunnel!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Richard R Whipple - Posted on April 24th, 2012
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!
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
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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 (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.
37 Years Experience
- University Of Connecticut
Loma Linda University Medical Center
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 Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
MVP Health Plan
- MVP HMO
- MVP Premier Plus HMO Small Groups
- 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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