Richard E Erickson, M.D.

226 Ratings54 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

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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 Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna NAP
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Ambetter Balanced Care (Silver)
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) PPO
AARP Medicare Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Ambetter Secure Care Gold
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage POS
Ambetter Essential Care (Bronze)
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
Cigna Great West PPO
BCBS-Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage-PPO
BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Gold)
Blue Cross HPN-High Performance Network
Bright Health MA - PPO
Beech Street PPO
BCBS Medicare Advantage PPO
Coventry Health Care
Cigna C5 HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO of Illinois
Imagine Health/Smartcare - PPO
Cigna C5 POS
Cigna C5 PPO
Cigna MA PPO
Cigna One Health HMO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
Great West PPO
Healthlink PPO
HealthLink HMO
Humana Gold Plus Integrated MMAI
Medicare Part B
Provider Partners Health Plan of IL (PPHP)
Sunrise Advantage
Cigna Open Access Plus
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Bronze)
Blue Choice Preferred PPO (Silver)
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna MA HMO
Bright Health MA HMO
Bright Health - HMO
HealthLink PPO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinois Medicaid
Integrated Health Plan
Longevity Health Plan of Illinois, Inc.
MultiPlan PPO
Oscar Health HMO
Three Rivers PPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Core/Navigate POS
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate EPO
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate PPO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate HMO
United HealthCare Core/Navigate PPO
Unicare PPO
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO
United Healthcare Select Plus PPO
Veterans Administration Community Care
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare POS
UHC Nexus ACO - Advocate HMO
United HealthCare Choice Plus PPO
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Select EPO
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
Tricare Prime HMO
United Healthcare Choice EPO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.9 out of 5
(226 Ratings, 54 Comments)
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Dr. Erickson has a wonderful way of communicating with patients and putting them at ease.
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Dr. Erickson is great! I always receive excellent care!
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Very happy and pleased with Dr Erickson.
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Dr. Erickson is very personable and easy to talk to
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Highly recommended! I would not hesitate to refer to anyone
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Dr.Erickson always makes you feel like you are the most important patient and he never rushes through your appointment. He takes time to listen to any concerns. Great doctor/patient communication. I always tell everyone how good he is.
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Highly informed & experienced!
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Richard Erickson is outstanding.
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Dr. Erickson is very thorough, explains everything well and is very patient - I would highly recommend him to everyone