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

Strongsville Family Health Center

Appointment:
440.878.2500
Desk:
440.878.2500
Fax:
440.878.3010
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Joint Injections
  • Management Of Sports Concussions
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Hand Problems
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
View all 32 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About Kelly Richter, MD

Kelly Richter, MD, became a Staff Physician in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2003. She sees patients at the Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center.

Before coming to Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Richter was Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine, and she was a team physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Additionally, she has served as team physician for Belmont University, Nasvhille, Tenn.

She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, and she has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine.

Dr. Richter is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Richter’s specialty interests include pediatric orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2003

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Nashville, TN USA
2001

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Orthopaedics
Nashville, TN USA
2000

Residency - Indiana University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Indianapolis, IN USA
1999

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA
1995

Undergraduate - Eastern Illinois University
Zoology
Charleston, IL USA
1991

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Non-operative Sports Medicine, Acute and Chronic Sports Related Injuries

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Kelly Richter, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/19/2021, Dr. Richter 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

340 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

113 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Ricter always listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr. Richter spent a great deal og time answering all my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I always have a good experience with Dr. Richter.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

The doctor herself returned my inquiry. Absolutely top shelf care. I cannot say enough about her care and compassion.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr. Richter is a professional, compassionate caregiver. She considered all aspects of what impacted my issue not just the issue itself. She was thorough, knowledgeable and caring, and made me feel confident I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Michelle, LPT, was instrumental in getting me scheduled to see Dr. Richter. She made sure that I saw Dr. Richter so that I could get some relief from my adhesive capsulitis pain!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. Richter was wonderful. She was so empathetic and offered me several care options, explaining each thoroughly! Her care provided me with great relief!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr Richter is awesome and I gave referred many people to her

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

I truly cannot say enough good things about Dr. Richter. She listens, Is kind, helps, answers questions, gives options and truly cares about your well being. I am blessed to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

My wife and I have the utmost respect for Dr Richter and her recommendations for treatment

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Richter did an excellent job evaluating the issue I've been experiencing. She also provided great details of options, along with the risks, and benefits expected.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Richter was very understanding and her ability to help me

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr. Richter is a phenomenal physician. I've recommended her to many others and continue to see her even though I no longer live where she practices.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr Richter was wonderful, she was very thorough and gave me multiple options.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

DR Richter is awesome ! Great experience ! And would Highly recommend ! Care , Knowledge was excellent !

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Frustrated with getting an appointment. I don't blame Dr. Richter for not getting me the care I needed. She was professional and gave me options .

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Richter is the best

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Amy and Dr Richter are a great team

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

All good experience with the Doctor

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Dr. Richter is excellent. She always make me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Richter is a tremendous listener and her care, including explanation of options for treatment, are fantastic. I have recommended others and will continue to do so for seeing Dr. Richter. The time and care that she (& Nurse Amy) spend is much appreciated and more thorough than other Orthopaedics I have visited in years past.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

The doctor and I discussed several orthopedic concerns that I have and gave me valuable advise on all of them.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Richter will be my "go-to" orthopedic person at the Clinic. She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Richter is the best! Knowledgeable, kind, caring!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr Richter is always accommodating and. Very helpful in addressing my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr Richter is always empathetic, concerned and provides excellent care

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr Richter always takes the time to explain what is going on in detail and makes sure I understand everything, leaving no questions unanswered

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr Richter is both friendly and through. She is an asset to the staff.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Richter is an incredibly good physician. She gives comprehensive care and truly listens to your concerns. I am always impressed with her.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

BOTH DR. RICHTER AND HER INTERN WERE FANTASTIC!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Richter listened to my concerns and questions and gave me alot of information and time to answer questions I had. I was very pleased with her care.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Richter is clinically excellent in treating me while also being genuinely caring about me as a person. She is so compassionate and time.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

I was able to get an appt in 2 days. even though it was regional location 40 minutes away I was veryimpressed with the provider & grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Great physician. was worth the drive. really took the time to assess & offer explanation & steps for going forward.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Richter is awesome. She takes the time to talk to you and seems genuinely interested and cares about what you have to say. I wish all doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr Richter is always a pleasure to visit. She truly cares about the patient's feelings and opinions and listens to your concerns. I feel like she is not only a doc but also a friend.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

In fact I already have recommended Dr Richter.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

dr richter was very caring

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Dr. Richter takes time to examine my X-rays and my knee. She is thorough and answered all my questions. I feel comfortable with her care and will have a follow up appointment with her if I need more help with my knee.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Richter to a friend or relative.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

always enjoy my appointments with Dr Richter, while I am there and appreciate pain relief when shot settles in.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Very happy with the Good Doctor! very knowledgeable .

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Rickter! top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Richter is awesome. unfortunately I have had to see a number of doctors recently and she is the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Richter is a personable, friendly, knowledgeable and skilled physician. I count myself lucky to have her as my doctor. she is truly a credit to the Clinic!

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr Richter listened and gave explanations. She is very knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I recommend Dr Richter all the time

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Richter is one of the best Drs. I have. She genuinely is so wonderful, listens to complicated things and thinks throughoptions with me together. explains pros and cons and makes you feel like she always has your best interest!

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Richter is Marvelous. While very professional, she was also very personable, caring and obviously knows what she is doing and does it well. I came to her on the recommendation of a family member and I will recommend Dr. Richter to others. She is an excellent orthopedic doctor. She made me feel my care was important to her and so was I.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

awesome dr. she was very gentle and caring about my foot pain. my sisters have made appts with her now. she is great

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I will definitely go back to Dr. Richter if I have a problem. She was great!!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Richter was thorough, professional, respectful as well as kind and compassionate. I had heard very positive things about her prior to my appointment and she met all expectations.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Richter is outstanding. she spent extended time with realizing the seriousness of our situation. she is caring, understanding, and extremely professional. I would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Love Dr Richter

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Richter is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

DR Kelly Richter was AWESOME !!!!. took time to explain all pros/cons of treatment . would Highly recommend to others . Very knowledgeable , Very Kind . My whole experience with Dr Richter was very very good !!!!

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

appts with Dr Richter are always a good experience

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

Always receive excellent care from Dr Richter and her assistant!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Richter was excellent. She listened to my concerns and issues and addressed them accordingly. She was pleasant and professional, and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an orthopedic doctor. I was impressed by her communication skills and ability to put me at ease during the appointment. She definitely gets an A+ rating from me.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

I'm very pleased with my care provider never had a complaint.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Richter always takes the time to address my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Always a comforting and great experience with Dr. Richter. She takes the time to answer my questions even if they are repetitive.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

For Dr Richter's practice.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

No doctor has more understanding and empathy.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr Richter was patient with all my questions and thoroughly explained options available to me. I look forward to our partnership in my health journey.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

The only bad experience was trying to get into the Doctor earlier than my scheduled appointment. Which turned out to be okay due to the medicine I was taking at the time I had to wait anyways.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

One of the most informative health experiences and visits to a health provider that I have had.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Richter is one of the best doctors I've ever had at the Clinic. She cares. She listens. She understands. She explains. She is always able to provide results I need. She's just wonderful!!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

My physician was EXCELLENT! Her entire staff were EXCELLENT! It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Dr was very compassionate & listened to my description of problem with my shoulder. She never made me feel rushed & took the time to answer all of my questions and gave me options. I'm definitely returning here if the need arises again.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

very impressed with how you can get X-rays & they are immediately sent to Dr before you arrive at appointment same day, and LOVE the MyChart.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Dr. Richter is an excellent asset to Cleveland Clinic. knowledgeable, personable, attentive and a true professional.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

My initial appointment with Dr. Richter was scheduled through the Avon Otho Express department and subsequent appointments have been done with ease at the Ortho desk at Strongsville CC, which is a very accommodating and courteous group.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Richter is one of the best medical people I have ever encountered, and is a caring, interested human being and a brilliant doctor. She obviously enjoys her work and her patients and makes sure we are in contact between appointments when needed. She gives the kind of care and caring that makes her one of the best at one of the world's best hospital systems. I am part of an extended family of medical people, doctors, nurses, even a couple of veterinary professors, and know what good medical care should entail. Dr. Richter is a star.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Richter is a caring professional doctor who was very helpful to me. She discussed my concerns with me at length and gave me a treatment plan. She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I'm so blessed Dr. Richter is my Dr. She's such a great Doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Love the care I receive from dr Richter

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Amy and Dr. Richter are so caring and easy to talk to about my concerns. I have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr Richter is one of the nicest and best doctors I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr Richter is pragmatic and very helpful. I enjoy having her as a doctor

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

Dr Richter was an excellent listener and made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Richter to many of my friends!

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

dr richter and her medical assistant Amy. are just the greatest!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Richter is the BEST! Knowledge, caring, concern for her patients!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I've already recommended Dr Richter to everyone!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I like my doctor there. she takes her time with you and is very through

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Richter and the nurse Amy were both great and I would recommend them to others.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

she is an excellent and caring doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Richter is outstanding

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Richter is a Dr. I would recommend to ALL of my friends and family. She listens and explains our problem so we can understand it. Good Dr,

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr Richter is a clinically excellent doctor while also being very compassionate. I truly feel that she cares about me and my well being

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Richter is a wonderful example of a physician who has truly followed her calling. I'm so grateful for her expertise and great care.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Richter's are always an excellent experience with the Clinic. She spends time to explain and never makes you feel like you are taking up her time.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

I wish Dr. R.'s was universal.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Richter and her assistant Amy are caring, knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

have a very good rapport with Dr Richter. she listens and provides excellent care

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr Richter listened to me! She offered to review an MRI disk I had taken at another facility and called me back that same evening with her analysis. Im so appreciative of her compassion, prompt response back to me and referral to a surgeon. She is wonderful, and I wish to keep her on my CCF Care Team as my Ortho Doctor fior future.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr Richter really cares about her patients and makes you feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Richter was excellent and took time necessary to gather information and explain them recommend treatment options.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

great Dr and staff

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

I see Dr. Richter for a chronic condition and each visit she is interested in how I am doing and helpful in improving my quality of life . Offers options and respects my input regarding next steps.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

All good here. Dr. Richter spent a good deal of time with me, she seemed to listen carefully and demonstrated genuine concern. We also discussed the medical issues and treatment options in detail before settling upon a treatment course of action/plan.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Dr. Richter is one of my very best doctors. She is compassionate, listens, explains any questions, gives me options of carewhen needed. I've had some lung issues and during COVID she has helped me get my injections mostly as first appt.so I am not around so many people. I so appreciate her in every way.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr Richter is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

The doctor provided me with multiple treatment options and we discussed each of them. Great!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Richter is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I rated ease of getting care as fair since it is hard to get an appointment with Dr. Richter. Her schedule is full but she is worth the wait.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Richter was very attentive and listened to all my questions and very pleasant.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Richter is a very caring individual and understands how to discuss problems with patients.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Richter is the best! Understanding, caring, goes the extra mile to help!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I wouldn't see anyone else! Doctor and her staff are top notch!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr, Richter and her resident were very professional and courteous as well and am glad she was the doctor I chose out of multiple options.

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