Richard E Erickson, M.D.

187 Ratings45 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

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


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(187 Ratings, 45 Comments)
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I feel well prepared about my up coming surgery with Dr.Erickson. Everyone has been so helpful.
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Dr Erickson always takes the time to listen to my concerns.
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He apologized that no one had informed of the X-ray but was sweet as usual and treated me with an injection into my knee to help with the pain and then gave me a script to ... He's an awesome doctor! Very educated, wants you to feel included and is very kind and calming.
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Could not complain
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Dr. Erickson is awesome!
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They don't come any better than Dr Erickson! I have every confidence In Dr Erickson's knowledge, medical analysis, treatment and patient compassion. I am so happy that he is my orthopedic doctor.
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Dr. Erickson is the BEST! Concerned, caring, never rushes and explains everything in detail.
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I have been under Dr. Erickson's care for many issues over that past 30 years. He has advised, treated and performed... surgeries or me as well as treated my daughter .... Before any ortho related surgery I always try to consult with Dr. Erickson.
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Dr. Erickson demonstrated he was there to treat my condition and gave me a number of options for treatment.