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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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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

209 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Figler and his nursing staff are excellent care givers one large reason of my continued engagement w CLE Clinic

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

have often recommended Dr Figler to friends

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Figler has always been amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

the doctors assistant was particularly helpful. I very much appreciate her suggesting I shop for shoes at Second Sole. They helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

phenomenal doctor and team! I would recommend him over any other concussion doctor out there. He took an amazing amount of time with my daughter and was very thorough along with us making sure we understood the care plan.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Figler is always attentive. His office does get behind sometimes because he takes his time to explain diagnosis and treatment options. i will always come to him for care

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Figler is a great doctor. He's good-humored, honest, and highly recommended.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr.Figler is great

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Excellent doctor, already recommended to another family member.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Already recommended doctor and PT staff as well

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Figler is a phenomenal doctor and I know I'm in the best hands . He explains things very well and doesn't make me feel like we have to rush so he can get to his next patient. Im very hopeful that Dr. Figler is going to help me more than any other doctor has.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Figler is amazing in his knowledge as a doctor! He listens well. I only had problem sometimes hearing him as he is rather soft spoken and speaks quite quickly. But he got me to thee best PT person I've ever worked with and insisted I see one before he would even consider giving me an injection for my hip! turns out after months in therapy, i don't feel the need for either injection or surgery at this time! amazing. Dr. figler mentions using My Chart but he doesn't seem to respond very quickly. my question isn't terribly important and i felt badly writing to him but he'd told me to anytime. I'm sure i'll hear from him at some time. He is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

*Dr. Figler was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

We were very thankful to see *Dr. Figler.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Figler was kind, thorough and spent a lot of time asking questions and really listening to me. He is really trying to help me become pain free. I really appreciate the time and effort he has exhibited to my care.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

I understand Dr Figler is head of concussion & as such felt fortunate to schedule with him. but my sons appt was at 8:40 & he was NOT seen by Figler until 11:20! that is completely unacceptable & shows no respect or concert or others time. I had to leave for a meeting that I had already pushed back bc of his delay & was unable to stay for remainder of visit. my son said Figler literally gave him 5min, cleared him & walked out. at no point did he apologize nor did anyone come to tell us of a delay & or give us the option to reschedule had we known of a 3hoyr delay. let me also mention my son missed a futhe entire am of school, an exam that needed to be made up & I do NOT see why 2 nurses & an assistant had to come in take vitals & ask same questions. completely disappointed with this last visit. waited 3 hours for nothing

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Figler is a wonderful doctor. He is very concerned about his patient and is so kind to each one. He takes time and explains what the problem is and what needs to be done. I am very pleased with him and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

we have recommended dr Figler to friends

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Figler was excellent as usual! I have recommended him to several friends!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Figler's assistant scheduled our appointment promptly

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Figler is the best. He his patience is beyond amazing and he makes every patient feel understood and cared for.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. Figler is very busy - that's not his fault - however when the earliest date for a painful condition is over a month away, it makes for a very painful long month of waiting.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

dr. figler really understood the problem

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

never return phone calls. could not talk to a doctor for 5 weeks

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

provider apologized for the mess up and was very nice

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

excellent experience with Dr Figler although II have known him for about a year I have found him to be caring and insightful - fully trust him with my care and recommend him to others

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

have recommended Dr Figler to several friends

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

the intern spent the most time with me. Dr Figler spent 15 minutes with me. I was in waiting room from 1:00 to 2:00. Appointment was 1:25. Didn't get out of clinic until 3:30.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

dr. figler is an excellent doctor. he has treated my son for concussions and me for shoulder injury. he always provides the best of care.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Figler was excellent.

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!

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