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 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

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

163 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 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

17 Patient Comments

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

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.

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