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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 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 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

197 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

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Figler is a joy to have as a Doc. Very kind, extemely nice and all around glad he is my Doc--and same for his assistant

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021


Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

very smooth process and at first we were put with a different dr but Jason from dr figler's office called to discuss our situation and moved us appropriately....that was so helpful!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

love Dr. Figler and his team.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

Always a very positive dialogue with Dr. Figler. He is a great listener and takes the time to explain and discuss treatment options.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

What a wonderful experience. I have been struggling for 2 years and Dr Figler answered my questions and concerns in a proactive way.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Figler is simply the best at the Clinic. My son has had chronic issues for approximately 3 years and needed surgery. Post surgery, Dr. Figler was the only specialist who really took the time to understood my son's issues and provide viable solutions.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Figler is very thorough in his examination. I appreciate his measured approach to therapeutic treatment. When a more invasive treatment is called for, he can deliver that with expert skill as well.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

*Dr. Figler was very patient & kind.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr. Figler was exceptionally accommodating. Debbie was wonderfully helpful with helping me to schedule.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

He is a great doctor

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

He is a very caring doctor, explains all and allows one to question all. The staff is great

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

The greatest Doctor ever

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

I really enjoyed Dr. Figler and the doctor that was assisting him. They were both extremely thorough and caring. My injury feels so much better already within a week from their help. I would gladly visit him again!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Figler was very thorough and knowledgeable with my situation. I have already spoken to at least three individuals recommending Dr. Figler. Looking forward to next appointment and process to my healing.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Both of my daughters see Dr. Figler for sports related injuries. He really tends to them well and refers them to other specialists as needed. I would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I haven't had anything but good experiences so far. Dr. Fogler bgoes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Figler deserves "10" on the aforementioned qualities!!! At age 64-1/2, I had almost lost hope about being able to walk/exercise (as I'd prefer) again. Between the shockwave therapy and his caring (mental health therapy), I HAVE HOPE AGAIN! I'm thankful for such a "go-the-extra-mile" doctor/man!!!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

excellent doctor, bedside manner is amazing, patient educator- overall the best doctor experience I've had at CCF

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Have recommended Dr. Figler to a number of friends. He is an excellent insightful caring doctor, a real asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Filgler is wonderful. I respect his care and experience.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

outstanding physician. far higher attention to detail than other providers in this specialty.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

Dr Figler is great !

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

If you had a rating higher than 5, Dr. Figler would get it. HE LISTENS!! He did such a thorough exam/eval and I felt like he not only listened, but understood SO well my concerns as a runner with an injury that made me put my running on hold. Empathetic, compassionate, professional, showed me my x-rays, discussed what we were looking at, ramifications of what we saw, how to best recover from my injury--so much more, including looking at all that related anatomy in the area and what all was happening there. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Figler. I am so grateful to have him as a sports med MD; I KNOW FOR SURE when I go to see him, he's going to do whatever it takes to help me and it's going to be the best thing(s) possible.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I've already recommended Dr. Figler to family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

dr Figler is the best

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Figler was the greatest doctor I have ever seen. He was extremely attentive and helpful with all my questions. I am so grateful!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Figler is so good with people! He explains everything he is saying/doing thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

first time seeing Dr. Figler and he reviewed x-rays with me and explained options. Great experience.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

my family has been going to Dr Figler for the past 11 years. He is our first choice for anything orthopedic/sports medicine.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Figler is just wonderful. gets to the heart of the diagnosis and orders appropriate treatment. that is why we come from Dayton to see him.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Figer genuinely cares about my well-being, appreciates that I face daily thigh pain/knee discoloration and occupational/recreational challenges, is highly detail-oriented and is clearly a seasoned expert in his field. Most importantly, he looks at patients on a case-by-case basis and never generalizes. I'm grateful to have found him!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Figler is great, wonderful caring Dr. I would never go to anyone else. I would recommend him to anyone who would need his services.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

i have been seeing Dr Figler for a year and a half about my right knee pain. X-rays were ordered at first but no other test was taken until last week. i have complained about pain the entire time, Dr Figler suggested Physical Theraphy over and over even though it wasnt helping. i tried to get a 2nd cortisone shot earlier this month and he refused and tried to get me to go back to physical therapy. i refused so he finally said i could get an MRI. When my results came back i had a partial tear in my ACL, a partial tear in my meniscus, no cartilage between my bones with significant bone bruising. He said he was surprised that i had so many issues in the knee. i think his care was substandard to make me wait a year and a half before more tests were taken and only then because i refused more physical therapy. He is now hand picking my surgeon and i have misgivings on his recommendation since he was so wrong on my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

My son, a physician, recommended Dr. Figler to me, and I have recommended Dr. Figler to many people, all of whom were very pleased with his treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr Figlar is amazing! and he talked to a 16 year old in a way he understood

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

dr Figler is an amazing compassionate physician! he's kept me in one piece for years

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Admen Staff, Health Care and Dr Figler.... highly Professional.Dr Figler talks to me long enough.. to help me understood... not to push the envelope at this time for Knee injection sad I just received a Kidney Transplant 5/5/20.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

the phone conversation was good...dr FIGLER is a very warm & friendly & caring doctor!!!

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

excellent, caring doctor. informative snd helpful

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

The concussion specialist and the doctor both are amazing. We will recommend them to everyone

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

it's about trust, demeanor, and experience when it comes to the care of the patient's perception of their care provider. I respect Dr Figler's treatment plan!

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