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

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

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Sports Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
2002

Residency - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
1999

Internship - Pitt County Memorial Hospital
Family Medicine
Greenville, NC USA
1997

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1996

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Certifications

  • 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

159 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2017

Dr. Figler is extremely nice to my mom and understanding. He understands how she feels about her care and is sympathetic to her situation. He even takes care of her in the wheelchair rather than making her get out of it. He scoots up to her on a small chair and she feels more comfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017

Dr Figler is very caring and willing to include patients in treatment decisions. He seems to keep very current in his field. I appreciate that although I am 50, he listens to my goals and approaches my treatment in an agressive way to help me achieve them.

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