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 +
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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 School - 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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/19/2017, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

187 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017

I love Dr. Richter! She is not only a very professional, thorough and detailed practitioner, she is very personable and explains things thoroughly to my husband and I. I especially appreciate her personal concern for her patients and how they are treated, making them feel relaxed and very well cared for. She and Amy handled an insurance appeal for treatment with my welfare in mind, getting the denial for treatment overturned. She and her nurse, Amy, make a wonderful pair!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2017

Dr Richter was very courteous and professional and answered all questions in detail.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2017

Dr. Richter was amazing. She spent time assessing my daughter's condition and gave good options. She follows through on what she says she'll do and is pro-active. I would highly recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2017

good

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2017

Dr. Richter gives great information and answers questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Richter is wonderful. very efficient, caring/compassionate and helpful.

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

Dr. Richter is OUTSTANDING at making me an active participant in my healthcare! She listens and she cares - she's the best!

Reviewed on May 12, 2017

Good conversation about my issue

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017

Dr. Richter is great!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017

She is a wonderful doctor and made it so comfortable to talk about my knee issues. She checked it out and gave me options and future options. I never felt rushed and I could tell she really cared about my health and well being. I would recommend her to anyone in need of an orthopedic.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017

I always have a good experience with Dr. Kelly Richter and her nurse.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

Dr. Richter was so kind and easy to talk to. She described options for my plantar fasciitis and described them all in detail. Very knowledgeable and explains everything

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016

When Dr. Richter orders an MRI, she asks to know when he MRI is scheduled and always calls very quickly with the results.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Dr Richter has a very caring professional manner! would highly recommend her!

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