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

Sports Medicine Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedics
  • Nonsurgical 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 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Concussion
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Hand Problems
  • Heel Spurs
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Medical Problems in Athletes
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Neck 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 Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
View all 39 Specialties +


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About Richard Figler, MD

Richard A. Figler, MD, is a staff physicianĀ in the Center for Sports Medicine and 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 9/22/2023, 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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* 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

249 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

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr Figler went above and beyond expectations

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Figler is truly awesome. Very knowledgeable and effective, warm, personable, great personality, treats me like a good friend, clearly cares about my well-being, very respected by the interns and fellows who have praised him to me for his wonderful teaching and knowledge. My son is an attending phisician at CCF, and when he was injured he asked the residents who had been thru orthopedics who was the best orthopod to see. Their overwhelming choice was Dr. Figler, whose treatment was very effective, so that at different times my son referred me, his wife and son to Dr. Figler.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Figler is the best. We have every confidence in his knowledge and very much appreciate his communication skills.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I had to wait 5 weeks before I could get into seeing doctor figlar

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Figler has been committed to helping me find a diagnosis and treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Figler was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Figler is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

The doctor is great. Spent right amount of time with me and solved the current problem. His needs a new supporting staff.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Figler shows great care in diminishing as much discomfort as he can during our procedures

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Figler and his nurse , Judy, are a great team.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

When I messaged doctor, I got immediate response. Trying to telephone specific area, I was on hold for 40 min. & gave up. Very appreciative that they fit me in immediately!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr. Figler is an outstanding doctor. Doesn't give up until thoroughly finds & solves problem. I have such confidence in him. He explains everything I am very comfortable with him and his care!!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Both Dr Figler and the fellow were excellent, attentive, and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Figler, explained my treatment very thoroughly, and did a great job treating me and explaining follow up care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Medical care - specifically the doctor. Dr. Figler was outstanding. His staff and team both medical and administrative - excellent. The centralized call center and website were an exercise in frustration! Not good - very poor.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

I have recommended Dr Figler !

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Once the dr was in the room I had his undivided attention and concern for my issues

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Figler is a truly great doctor, including in all the above areas.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr figler is a rare combination of highly competent and empathetic. He actually listens and advocates for his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Figler is a fantastic physician - compassionate, extremely knowledgeable & such a good communicator. He truly partners with me on my heath plan & asks for my input.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Figler has consistently made sure that my appointments enable me to meet travel goals which I could not do otherwise.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

In my 25+ years as a Clinic patient, Dr. Figler would, without reservation, rank #1 among my care providers.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Figler took the time to listen all my concerns and address them with respect and options.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Honestly, there is no one better. Dr. Figler is took his time with me to ensure his diagnosis was in line with my symptoms and examinations. He asks a lot of questions which I think is so important. He's the best.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr Figler is quite thorough and offers reasonable options for current and future treatment consideration. His explanations are easy to understand and follow. Fortunate to have him treating me.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

He is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

All caregivers involved were outstanding, and Dr. Figler is absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Figler's office is extremely prompt in returning my call & scheduling an appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Figler has no equal. His gentleness & absolute attention till he finds the precise spot where sports injury emanates from is remarkable. A bonus is that he is compassionate & charismatic. He is so dedicated to getting me back to running each time I have had a running injury. Truly an expert in his field.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Figler gave a very thorough exam. Judy very helpful. Very happy with care

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Fiigler is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Figler collaborates with me on my care and is willing to try different methods to get the best result - he tried the shockwave therapy in a different position this most recent appointment and I believe it was more effective.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Fixler was very excellent! Very professional and thoroughhe showed me and explained what exactly is the cause for my pain with a plan for physical therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Fixler was excellent! Very professional and thoroughhe showed me and explained what exactly is the cause for my pain with a plan for physical therapy.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr figler provides expert care with compassion

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Richard Figler is awesome, voluntarily going above and beyond in helping me. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Figler, his nurse Judy, and his secretary Anita are a great team!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

I am extremely grateful to Dr Figler for his concern, efforts, and persistence for my care.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Figler has and continues to be an excellent physician. On several occasions I have strongly recommended him to personal friends, Indicating he Is a caring, Insightful and knowledgeable physician.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

Both the fellow (Dr. Justin) and Dr. Figler were very knowledgeable, professional, and helpful in addressing my concerns, injury, and treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Overall the fellow and Dr. Figlaer did a good job. Both wore surgical masks. Dr. Figler did speak very fast however, so visit summary was important for me. He was very good at manipulating my leg to find out what the problem might be.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Excellent physician, with respectful manners.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Figler was very compassionate and thorough. He took the time to review my MRI in detail with me, which was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Great Doctor & Staff

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr. Figler ALWAYS takes his time to listen and examine. He has built a trusting relationship with my daughter and I where Dr. Figler says is golden

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Figler is very professional, yet friendly and creates a reassuring atmosphere.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Figler is fantastic, very thorough, and explained everything so well.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr Figler is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic, especially in providing world class care!

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Figler is the best! He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and very efficient. His treatments have greatly improved my quality of life.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Had received missed dx by other health care provider and physician. Was able to make appointment for Tx in one week of contact. Dr provided clear explanation of correct dx. Conservative Tx will be given. Appreciate concern and care of Dr Zigler. Thanks

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Nurse, Resident and Dr provided seamless service.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Figler took his time with Kayla to really dig deep into her symptoms and how she's feeling emotionally

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Best interaction I've ever had with a Clinic doctor. Took time. Listened very well. Feel like we have a plan/hope!

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Figler is always friendly, thorough and very skilled.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Figler is a caring excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

I appreciate Dr. Figler taking the condition seriously and trying to help me return to 100%. I'm probably at 80-90% now after the treatment but I'm confident that continued treatment will help me heal completely.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr.Figler and his assistant were amazing. They were so compassionate and empathetic with Addison. They went above and beyond with her care. We could have seen someone sooner, but waited to be seen by them because they did an amazing job with my older daughter a few years back.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr. Figler is amazing. He is extremely thorough and detailed. He truly cares and is determined to resolve medical issues.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

It is difficult to say enough good things about Dr. Richard Figler. He is outstanding!! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful, wonderful "bedside manner", willing to answer questions and goes the "extra mile" to give very helpful tips.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Figler is very attentive. He does a great job explaining why things happen and treatment options. He listens to my concerns and takes time to answer my questions. He is one of the few doctors I have encountered at the Clinic that does not seemed rushed to get out of the room.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Figler is an amazingly good physician. Extremely knowledgeable, thorough, personable and helpful, offers great tips and explanations, and In many ways shows that he values my well-being.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Figler was very thorough in his exam and explanation. At last two time, he invited me to ask any questions.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Figler was very thorough and emphatic when seeing my non-verbal facial expressions.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. Figler is consistently one of the top physicians I've ever seen. I trust him 100%.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Love Dr Figler he's very patient and Is very thorough I highly recommend him

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

I am not sure that I have her words to describe the great care I received with not only the nurse, but the fellow and especially Dr. Figler. I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Figler with all of my now grown children as well as for myself. He is highly professional, empathetic, caring and I guarantee that I am not alone in that thought!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Figler listened to my health concerns and examined and assessed based on his findings and my input as to the issue.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Figler is such a good, caring, personable, knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

I do recommend Dr. Figler to others, and they are grateful for him!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Figler is a wonderful doctor! He was also being shadowed by an intern. She was also wonderful! Both were very attentive and explained everything very well!!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

The doctor answered all of my questions and explained exactly what he was going to do.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Figler is excellent

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