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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 & 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 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

See publications for Richard Figler, MD.

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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 6/7/2022, 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

189 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

40 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Figler was the first Dr who did both shoulders exam and offered great suggestions!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

My family has been seeing Dr Figler for 14 years. He is compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Excellent care - engagement, thoughtfulness, insight and empathy. Thank you Dr. Figler

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Richard Figler to my wife and many of our family and friends, even casual friends at the health club, when they express concern about a problem in his area, always with great results.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Figler listened very well and spent plenty of time with me and addressed my questions and had gave me his suggestions on treatment. Would highly recommend him again!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Figler is an excellent doctor who truly cares for his patient's well being.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr Figler is a listener and kind at the same time. He seems to truly understand the struggles of the active aging person and their search for a way to continue to stay active and never give up!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr. Figler is the best! I'm so happy that he is my doctor. He is willing to offer as many non-surgical options as possible. He is considerate, professional and a great doc!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Figler is the best. Understands concern, diagnosis is always correct, assists with problem, remedies.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Figler has been outstanding and has taken a far more thoughtful, broad view of my issues than any other doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Figler and his assistant was very helpful and friendly. Everything was explained clearly. Dr. Figler was successful at acquiring the proper medication approved by my insurance company.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Dr Figler is excellent. He always takes time to thoroughly examine, explain, and make sure I understand even the most minor of ailments, and treats each issue with the importance is deserves. However small the Issue, it effects the patient's life. I am pleased to say that as an RN at CCF I have the opportunity to know many excellent providers.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

One of the best orthopedic doctor what I ever had .Thank you

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr Figler is an awesome doctor and care provider. Judith is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Dr. Figler is extremely skilled and reassuring. I have great confidence in his treatment of me.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

Going to Dr. Figler's office is always a positive experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing this type of care.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Figler is great at thoughtfulness and thoroughness. He is a true professional and a special talent.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Again, Dr. Figler and his PA were very professional, but the masks prevented us from seeing and understanding facial expressions and critical non-verbal cues that would have given us a more complete understanding of their presentation.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

Appointments are always weeks or months in the future. We waited weeks to see Dr. Figler and now we have waited weeks to see the PT he recommended.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Everything about Dr. Figler and his staff is absolutely outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Figler is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr. Figler really listens to me and walks me through every answer to my questions, addresses my concerns and takes the time to make sure I understand everything. I was very nervous about gel injections for my knee, Dr Figler was very kind and is excellent at administering the shots.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Figler is one of the nicest doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

*Dr. Figler has worked very hard been kind and spent lots of time with my child. Although my child's case has been challenging and he/she may not return to his/her sport, I appreciate the concern & effort *Dr. Figler has given my child.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Physician very knowledgeable, Informative, talked to me as a patient and helpful Instructions

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2022

Dr. Figler was very nice & concerned about me .

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Fiegler has a wonderful bed side manner. Very easy to talk to and his medical opinion is valued by me. Dr. Fiegler is also my husband's doctor. That is why I saw him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

Dr. Fiegler is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Both nurse and doctor were wonderful

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Figler is the best.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Figler has given me knee practically injections. I have received them before from another Dr. They were always painful. He is personable which puts me at ease, very knowledgeable and listens to my needs, which allows me to make choices that best suit me.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr Figler it's always very helpful and has the best ideas for my therapy and well-being!! I definitely trust him with whatever he thinks I need

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Figler is dedicated and understanding. I would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Both Dr. Figler and Jason Cruickshank were wonderful to work with. They took the time to listen to my son and examined him thoroughly. They asked us many questions and took their timeAnsw all of our questions.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

All great experiences. Dr. Figler and staff wereCaring and kind and respected my input. They are very special!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Figler is the 3rd CCF doctor I've seem for this problem. He is light years ahead of the other two!!! He is kind, empathetic, compassionate, patient, wicked smart & extremely thorough. I just wish I would've seem him sooner, which would have saved me time, pain & suffering. I can't say enough good things about him! He's been very impressive.

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