Richard Figler, MD

Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center

Appointment:
216.518.3444
Desk:
216.839.3734
Fax:
216.839.3720

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Concussion Evaluation & Testing
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Nonsurgical Orthopedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Fracture Treatment
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Second Opinion
  • Shock Wave Treatment
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Hand Problems
  • Heel Spurs
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
View all 41 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Richard Figler, MD

Richard A. Figler, MD, is a staff physician in the Center for Sports Health and Co-Medical Director of the Concussion Center. He is also Team Physician for Solon High School and John Carroll University. Dr. Figler is board-certified in family medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Sports Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
2002

Residency - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
1999

Internship - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
1997

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Certifications

  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, acute and chronic sports related injuries, pediatric and adolescent sports-related injuries, medical problems in athletes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/16/2016, Dr. Figler has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

156 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2016

recommended physical therapy but didn't explain anything

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016

Dr Figler is awesome in every respect.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

I felt so much better about my daughter's plan of action to helpher get better after meeting with Dr. Figler.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Figler is very good, professional, & caring.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2016

Very thorough treatment and follow-up plan!! Exvellent experience!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

Great rapport with this doctor! His genuine concern for my health is apparent!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016

I consider Dr.Figler an expert in his field. He is open, honest, and provided excellent feedback and advice for my chronic condition. Dr. Figler was understanding of my frustration with my condition. Being a very active individual and previously a high performance athlete, I have found it difficult to cope with my physical decline. I work nights as a floor nurse at Southpointe Hospital which is often brutal on your body and overall health. Dr. Figler provided great suggestions which have been working out for me thus far. I will continue to see Dr. Figler as I know that my arthritis will always be with me, but I can also find effective ways to cope.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2016

Medications were not discussed. Brief discussion about getting injections in both knees, and doctor immediately began the pre-approval process from my insurance. He did also set me up for physical therapy and had me fitted for a knee brace. He was very thorough with his exam and took the time to examine both knees and one foot. He also took the time to answer my questions about stem cell therapy.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2016

Dr. Figler and his staff are the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2016

Dr. Figler is very knowledgable in his field. He ordered tests needed right away. Inatead of telling me the results over the phone, he respected me enough to tell in person in the office. He was so very kind and compassionate when telling me the bad news. He consulted his colleagues about me diagnosis. He offered help in any way, including talking to me in person when I had questions or concerns. Dr. Figler is the best!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2016

very good!

Reviewed on May 18, 2016

Dr. Figler spoke very fast and being older and having slight hearing problems, it was a bit difficult to catch everything he was saying.

Reviewed on May 4, 2016

REally excellent communication

Reviewed on May 2, 2016

Dr. Figler was concerned about everything about my child's injury - both mental & physical, which was awesome to watch.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2016

Dr Figler is extremely knowledgeable, and is outstanding at listening/including, and both explaining complex situations and what to do about them. He is a wonderful combination of a great listener and a great healer!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2016

Very helpful!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2016

Good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2016

Dr Figler took a lot of time with me. Actually he always gives me the I need. He is thorough in his explanations.

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