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

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 +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • 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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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 7/18/2018, 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.

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

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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Figler is excellent and really listens to me to understand my goals and issues and then works with me to fix the problem. I appreciate his holistic approach in suggesting a variety of things that might help.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr. Figler always takes time to discuss my other orthopedic concern, not just the one he is treating on the day of the visit. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

very good experience. Dr Figler is a great professional. Listens to his patients, kind & concerned.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Figler is an excellent doctor. Listens to the patient gives great advice and explanations of my medical condition

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Care Provider took adequate time with explanations about my care and my health issues.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

after arriving was informed Dr was running 45 minutes behind. I understand things happen and more times than not can't be avoided. I work at home and the delay cut into my work day. would of been helpful if someone would of called me before I left home and could of arrived at the adjusted time.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

Dr. Figler continues to be a stellar caregiver. I feel he genuinely cares about my concerns and is always fully present during my appointment. He keeps my goals in mind as we work through my care plan. I feel very fortunate to have him as my physician!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

dr Figler and his staff are the best

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

been going to dr figler many years because he's a knowledgeable practitioner that looks at the whole person not just pieces parts.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Figler was the third Dr. that I saw for this diagnosis, he was the first Dr who seemed genuinely interested in helping me and finding the appropriate treatment regime. He was the first Dr to perform an extensive evaluation of my foot and ankle problem. He was able to provide me with multiple treatment options during my first visit where other had failed to offer any options.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Figlers assistant was very kind, knowledgeable and compassionate. I would highly recommend this practice to others. I know that Dr Figler has an extremely busy practice but he never made me feel rushed, he was very open to questions and provided outstanding care. After struggling with plantar fasciitis for over a year he was the only Dr willing and able to provide me with much needed pain relief.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Dr Figler actually took the time to understand how my foot problem was impacting my life, workouts and daily ability to stand and perform my job.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I like Dr. Figler he answered my questions and explained my treatment plan very well.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

He's a fantastic doctor. explains everything carefully. Shows great concern!

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Dr Figler is kind and understanding!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr. Figler is outstanding in every way. He listens well and always takes the necessary time to explain the issue and proposed treatments. He has an excellent demeanor and never makes you feel rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Figler is amazing!!! He focused on improving my condition in a very courteous and extremely professional manner.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

finally someone listened to me and got an answer to my problem! Dr. Figler was very informative. he listened to me. and took me seriously and provided me with ways to prevent things as I get older. I felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Figler listens well and offers ideas on resolving problems. He has suggested that I have knee replacement but he listens to my reasons for not wanting to do that. He explained why he felt I should have the knee replacement but also told me about other options and suggested that I at least talk to a surgeon about my concerns and options.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr. Figler has been an excellent dr and very concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Figler and his staff are always courteous and respectful

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Figler and Jason were completely amazing. They eased my fears for my son's concussion. They were thorough and informative. I know I received the best possible care for my son and I am thankful.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

I have been treated by dr figler for numerous years for different issues. I cannot begin to say enough about his medical care and mental compassion for my issues. I've recommended many others to his care as well. he and his staff including his head nurse, kingha, as well as Debbie, his secretary are terrific and ALWAYS take care of my needs. HIGHLY RECOMMEND them all!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I only saw Dr, Figler one time. He showed an awful lot of care. I cannot say anything negative about him. I think he is one of the best physicians I have ever consulted with.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

I would definitely recommend Dr Figler and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

always recommend Dr Figler

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Figler is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr. Figler is an excellent and caring physician.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2018

I got in the exam room and Dr. Figler saw me promptly. Always very good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Figler and his "concussion team". He has been so helpful and attentive when it has come to my daughters injury and unexpected reinjuries. He is thorough and always makes sure he takes the time to explain everything and checks in to see if we have any questions. Jason has been phenomenal as well, answering my calls post office hours and helping us get in to see the physical therapist. He is only ever a phone call or a text away. This team is amazing and we are so appreciative of the care that we have received.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr Figler is a very busy physician that is under high demand. If we have to wait longer than 15 minutes, that is fine with us. He takes all the time we need with him when it is our turn to see him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Dr. Figler was very informative and spent plenty of time explaining my condition to me and answering my questions

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

Dr. Figler and his team are a true credit to the Clinic and its commitment to excellence.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

dr Figler and his staff are amazing! the appointment moved along at a good pace. all questions were addressed and even some I didn't even I had

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