Richard E Erickson, M.D.

86 Ratings14 Comments
Orthopedic Surgery
Edward-Elmhurst Medical Groups
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Arthroscopy; Sports Medicine; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Arthritis; Hip And Knee Replacement; Orthopedics; Rotator Cuff; Joint Replacements; Endoscopic Surgery

This provider is an employee of one of the Edward-Elmhurst Health System entities.



Philosophy Of Care

The individual to whom I am providing health care should feel that the care that is given is offered solely in the best interests of that individual. The individual should feel that they have been “heard” and that I have an intimate understanding of how the health problem for which they are seeking care is affecting their goals and aspirations in life. The individual should have the peace of mind that every effort has been made to deliver to them the best care possible to restore their quality of life.

Education & Credentials

Education: University of Illinois College of Medicine (Chicago), 1985

Internship: University of Illinois Hospital (Chicago), 1986

Residency: University of Illinois Hospital (Chicago), 1990

Society: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Orthopedic Surgery

Insurance Accepted

Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Beech Street PPO
CCN PPO/Coventry
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage
Coventry Health Care
Great West HMO
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Health Care Finest Network
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana PPO
Multi Plan
Private HealthCare /Multi Plan
Pref. Netwrk Access/Hlth Dirct
PpoNEXT (formerly Healthstar)
Tricare (fmrly Champus)
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(86 Ratings, 14 Comments)
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I felt like I was taken seriously.
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Dr. Erickson understood my concerns and was friendly and professional. He provided needed treatment right away. Great experience!
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Dr. Erickson is a great doctor. He answers all questions and I am glad to have him as my doctor
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Doctor Erickson took the time to listen to all of my concerns. He is one of the Few doctors That really seems to care and listen.
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Dr. Erickson explained the procedure I was having and how long it would be before It would take effect. He took the time to answer all my questions and didn't feel rushed.
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Although Dr. Erickson listened to me and seemed very concerned about what I was experiencing, he seemed a bit distracted and rushed.
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Forgot to answer a medication question but overall care top notch as always!
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Dr. Erickson was absolutely the best. He took so much time to explain (in language I could understand) what options I had to move forward with my procedure. I am happy I selected Dr. Erickson to give me a new hip!
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I already said I Dr Erickson is great and so is his staff!
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... like Dr Ericson right away. He listened to his concerns and asked specific questions. He appeared familiar with what ... was describing and asked him additional questions to confirm what he had said. He even added additional facts about his condition. ... was confident he had found a Dr who could finally help ease his chronic pain.