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
- Pediatric Fracture Treatment
- Prevention And Treatment Of Injuries In The Aging Athlete
- Second Opinion
- Shock Wave Treatment
- Sports Medicine
- Sports Safety
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Acute Sports Injuries
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Athletic Knee Injury
- Back Pain in Athletes
- 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
- Sports Injuries
- Stress Fractures
- Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC USA
Residency - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, NC USA
Internship - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Greenville, NC USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
- Family Medicine
- Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
Sports medicine, acute and chronic sports related injuries, pediatric and adolescent sports-related injuries, medical problems in athletes
Research & Publications
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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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177 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
dr figler fit me in to an already packed schedule so I expected to have to wait a bit longer to be seen
Reviewed on Jul 25, 2018
Dr. Richard Figler is awesome! He always greets me with a smile and a welcoming handshake, takes as much time as necessary to efficiently diagnose the problem, is incredibly talented at finding the problem and making recommendations, is a magician at giving orthopedic and bursa injections that are painless, explains exactly what I need to do, and always makes sure all my questions are answered.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
Dr. Figler hands down is the best doctor I've ever had. He is very intelligent and handles his workload very well! He is always caught up on my history and new updates and explains path forward treatment very well! I also can't speak highly enough about the rest of his staff!
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2018
This care has been the best of several doctors who treated the knees over the years.
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018
Dr. Figler has been absolutely fantastic. I feel I've had the best care with my shoulder pain. We need more like him!
Reviewed on May 16, 2018
Dr Figler was fantastic. I really appreciate him bending over backwards to squeeze me in
Reviewed on May 9, 2018
Dr. Figler took the time to find out what was going on with me after several failed attempts at another Orthopedic office. Thanks to him, I'm on the right track to get myself back on my feet and moving again. His assistant, Kinga, is wonderful. I've called many times with concerns and Kinga always calls me back and if she can't answer at that time, she checks with Dr. Figler. They are amazing! Thank you
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2018
extraordinary care from Dr Fiedler. Many thanks. Debbie very accessible and helpful. A good experience all around.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
Do. Figler is a wonderful Doctor.
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2018
Excellent care from *Dr. Figler and his staff.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018
Dr. Figler always provides a thorough examination and does a great job explaining all follow up measures (meds, PT, self care, etc.).
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018
the staff seems to really be passionate about the health of patients. I felt like I was in the best hands to be taken care of.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2017
Dr. Figler did an excellent job.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017
Doctor explained clearly what path he wanted me to follow in terms of therapy and follow-up.
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
Dr Figler is outstanding in helping me to understand risks vs rewards of medical decisions, as well as understanding medications and his instructions. He always asks if I have any questions, and makes certain all my questions are answered in a quality manner.
Reviewed on Sep 20, 2017
Dr. Figler and the trainee were sure to explain 2x - once to me the parent & once w/appropriate teenage terminology to my daughter.
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