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About Dr. Richard L Wixson

Dr. Richard L Wixson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Skokie, IL, with another office in Chicago, IL. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Wixson has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard L Wixson is Excellent. Dr. Richard L Wixson has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard L Wixson is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Richard Lynn Wixson Md

9650 Gross Point Rd Ste 9200
Skokie, IL 60076
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North Shore Orthpaedic Institute Llc

680 N Lake Shore Dr Ste 924
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dr. Richard L Wixson has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    18 Expertise

  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Anesthesia
  • Knee Surgery
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Bone Fracture
  • Laminectomy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Surgical Blood Loss
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthroscopy

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Dr. Wixson is no longer capable of performing hip replacements.

Dr Wixson did 3 hip replacement on the right side. He did not diagnose the second replacement was not right after three years of mr reporting pain to him. Finally, after I could Bo longer walk without pain, he paid attention. He did the third replacement, after which he told me that there was no bone growth into the cup, ever, for three years. Hence, the reason for my pain during that time. He then told me the reason this had happened was that he had not seated the cup correctly. He further said that x-Rays are not able to pick up these problems,AND maybe HE HAD DRUNK TOO MUCH THE NIGHT BEFORE,OR MAYBE HE HAD HAD A FIGHT WITH HIS WIFE RHE NIGHT BEFORE!!!! Then he left the room. That was the last I heard from him. My husband was there listening to all this. In my opinion, he is getting old and not able to perform correctly.

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He changed my life!

Dr. Wixson is fantastic! he did my double knee replacement 8 years ago. I had a great result. He is caring and listens to my concerns. The only down side is he is busy- but that is the price you pay to get the best. I recommend him to everyone and know many on whom he has operated, all with good results.

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Five Stars

Dr. Wixson's replacement of my hip was flawless in execution and painless in recovery. I would strongly recommend him for hip replacement. He also performed bilateral knee replacements on my 81 year old mother who thereafter walked rapidly four miles a day without pain.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2014, 2012, 2011)

    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.

  • Education

    46 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 1972

  • Henry Ford Health System


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard L Wixson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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