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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 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

181 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

39 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

Dr. Figler is always very friendly and focused on caring for me!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Figler to others.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr Figler is an excellent doctor. He is vey knowledgeable and communicates in an easy to understand way.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr Figler is wonderful. He always takes time and explains. He had numerous suggestions that we tried before making decisions. He is a great doctor and cares about his patients

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

Dr. Figler genuinely cared about our concerns and listened and gave us feedback without us feeling rushed!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr. Figler is an excellent physician who listens well & partners with me on my healthcare solutions. He shows empathy and has a good sense of humor. He takes time to explain e-rays & diagnosis. Always leaves time for answering my questions. I am very grateful that he is my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr. Figler is very astute and knows my medical history completely and applies theCorrect actions needed for my problems.I have trust in his care. He is totally involved in my care with great respect.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Figler is excellent

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I had wanted 2 prescriptions for both knees and when I came to office to get only got one. When I came today Doctor said to email him in the future and he will make sure U get what I need so I don't need to make extra trips.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Dr Figgler was very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Figler was amazing

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Dr. Figler is a stand out. He is caring, knowledgeable, friendly, and present during approintments.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Dr Figler is everything anyone could ask for in a doctor. Kind, thorough, and willing to take the time to give you the finest care available. All Drs. Could learn from him.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Big fan of Dr Figler. Really spends time with his clients trying to understand the issue (and that's why there is probably long wait times when you see him). I prefer his time and attention and the wait times are worth it.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr Figler is the best. Residents were terrific.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Too bad you can't have a higher grade- Dr. Figler was exceptional in all above categories.I have been passing along his name to anyone who may need his services, now or in future.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr Fiegler is an outstanding physician as are his nurse and fellow

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

The doctor was very attentive and provided all the time I needed. The doctor repeatedly asked if I understood explanations and if I had any additional questions. Dr Figler is a great combination of knowledge, patience and professionalism.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

*Dr. Figler is outstanding!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr Figler is an excellent listener. He does not seem to put his patients in a diagnostic box, but hears your individual concerns and asks excellent questions. I appreciate that so much as I transition from a very active younger person to a very active younger older person. Thank you Dr Figler!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr Figler's assistant, Mary, is always very helpful with answering questions, helping me schedule appointments, and relaying messages to the doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr Figler always spends all the time needed to answer questions & discuss options for treatment with my best interests in mind.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Doctor was professional in addressing my problem and suggestions on what care and therapy would be needed moving forward as a means to assist with pain and discomfort.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

excellent care from Dr Figler

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

dr Figler has been a pleasure to work with and helped Emily make significant healing progress

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

dr. Figler MD his team assistant, Mary, are always, always able to accommodate me and take care of my injuries. Communication is prompt and often. I am so appreciative of these two gems.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

The thoroughness of Dr. figler's exam and his explanation of everything is amazing. I can understand everything he tells me and if I want more details, he patiently provides them and confirms that I have understood what he said. I can't find enough positive ways to say how very grateful I am for this type of care and attention.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

I gush about Dr. Figler every chance I get- especially to other older, long distance runners like myself. He is simply the best.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Figler is an excellent doctor. Thank you for your insightful help with my knee problems.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. F. is great

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