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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Jonathan Richards is a highly trained surgeon and podiatrist who is focused on acheiving the best possible outcomes for his patients. An avid runner, his interest in athletics led him to seek a career that would enable him to assist people with the maintenance and improvement of their physical health. As such, he chose to pursue a career in podiatry with a particuar focus on sports medicine. In 2006, Dr. Richards earned a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. He then went on to study podiatry at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, now known as the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, which is one of the most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the United States. After finishing his training there in 2010, Dr. Richards moved to New York City to undertake a podiatric medical rotation (PMR) residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. While fulfilling his residency, Dr. Richards acted as co-chair and board member of the Beth Israel House Staff Committee and board member of the Beth Israel Health & Wellness Committee. During this time, he also increased his knowledge of advancements in the podiatric and surgical fields through continuing education courses on topics including limb deformity and clubfoot correction. In addition, he shared his knowledge with the medical community through presentations such as one on plantar fasciitis that he gave at the TRIARQ Foot & Ankle Symposium in 2011. Due to his stellar performance at Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Richards was chosen to serve as chief resident for a one-year term from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Richards is currently attempting to run at least one full marathon in each of the 50 states.
Verified Patient Reviews
It was great. Both the assistant and the doctor were really professional. The doctor was funny and had a great bedside manner. I came in for one main issue, and also mentioned a few other things. He said well you're here now and took extra time to go over the lesser concerns. Will be seeing him again.
Dr. Richards was reassuring and knowledgable. He had a nice humor about him as well which made me feel better immediately.
Goes straight to the point and keeps it short and simple.Very Professional and easy going.
Excellent podiatrist. Gets to the point and understands the problem and how to treat. No unnecessary tests, etc.
Very Professional, extremely informative.
Very little wait time and Dr. Richards was great. Clearly very knowledgeable and spent the time to listen to my issues / problems. Was very quick to diagnose the problem after some extensive testing, x-rays, etc. Recommend!
Dr. Jonathan Richards what was able to diagnose me by just listening to my symptoms.
He's very knowledgeable and seems to be up to date on incurrent best practices in his field. I particularly like that he shared with me his treatment plan going forward. I felt confident that he understood my foot problem, and had a plan for conservative treatment as a first line of action.
Dr. Richards has excellent bedside manner, is thorough, and deeply cares about his patients. You can tell in his attitude and willingness to explain what is going on in your body and next steps on how to fix it. Highly recommend! - First Time Patient
Made me incredibly comfortable, was warm and explained things in a way I could understand.
Professional, thorough, and was sollution based. Great bedside manner.
Dr. Richards was outstanding!! Saw him for the first time today and was very impressed. His team was extremely nice and took great care of me. I was in and out of there in a timely manner. I HIGHLY recommend him.
Dr Richards and his staff were wonderful! I was taken right in even though i was a few minutes late, the front desk staff was sweet and caring and the DR was attentive to my concerns. I didnt feel rushed and we discussed all my options for treatment. Highly recommend!
Dr. Richards reviewed all my symptoms, reviewed my x-rays, and examined my foot. He discussed treatment options with me and after applying one option he evaluated further to find a significant factor in my particular problem that no one else had bothered to check. Naturally, I am very pleased, relieved and hopeful that my foot problems will greatly diminish and will follow up with him as needed.
He's a fantastic doctor and has amazing/friendly/genuine bedside manner. Only waited 10 mins from my appt time to see the doctor. I got there 10 mins early too. Great nurse staff as well, super friendly.
Dr. Richards was kind and courteous, with a quick explanation he fixed my toenail and we were done. The nursing and office staff were helpful and friendly.
My visit was efficient, quick, and an all around pleasant experience. Dr. Richards was friendly, personable, and expert. I had total confidence in him. His staff was equally helpful and efficient.
Dr. Richards was incredibly professional and knowledgeable, and his friendly and upbeat personality made me feel at ease from the moment that I walked through the door. He was able to quickly and efficiently take care of the issue that I presented, and I plan to recommend him to all of my friends or family.
I was 15 mins late to my appointment so perhaps that had an effect on my wait time (45mins). That said, was a great doctor trip.
He was great. Thorough and efficient. I would highly, highly recommend him if you need a podiatrist.
Dr Richards was great, really friendly, put me at ease and really knows his stuff!
This was probably the best doctor's visit ever.
Took his time with me, explained everything so I could understand and offered reasonable options for my care.
This was so wonderful. He was great. The office was beautiful and I'll be going back in a week for another check in.
Dr. Richards was great! He took the time to listen and explained his findings. I did not feel rushed or as if I didn't matter; my concerns were his concerns. Glad I made an appointment with him. Highly recommend
Dr. Richards is wonderful. Helpful & cheery, he explained everything to me & answered all my questions. So glad I found him as my doctor!
Dr Richards office staff was friendly and attentive. I was seen quickly but I did not feel rushed at all. Dr. Richards was friendly and asked all of the right questions. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Richards diagnosed me almost immediately, was very attentive, and explained with ease how to remedy my ailing foot. I would highly recommend.
He is such a cool doctor. Very amusing!
This was my first visit with Dr. Richards. He was friendly, a good listener, and was interested in my presenting problem . As he quickly and efficiently ran through a battery of manual diagnostic tests he explained what he was doing and why, which ultimately led to a working diagnosis and treatment plan. I left the appt. feeling informed and educated about the cause of my discomfort and understood the treatment plan to be followed, with a return visit in a week to evaluate my progress. It was a positive experience.
Dr. Richards was very attentive and funny. I visited the day after an ankle sprain, hopping in on one leg and he offered relief. I felt confident in his medical opinion and highly recommend him.
Dr. Richards was awesome. Great bedside manner, quick and very friendly.
Great doctor, really liked him. Very quick and knowledgeable. Unfortunately a bit too long waiting time.
Great doctor! Very informative!
He is very nice, explains everything, has more equipment for diagnostic than any other podiatrist I went to in the past. He is very knowledgeable and gives advice and options.
He has very friendly bedside manner and put me at ease with my foot troubles!
The Dr suggested a chemical burn instead of electrocautery for a foot wart. I agreed, but after I had it, he let me know that I will have a burning pain for 1-2 days, gave me pain reliever and told me I will have to visit again in a couple of weeks to check that the point is clear. I would not have agreed to use this technique if i was informed properly from the beginning about these. I would have avoided the second visit and the longer process of taking care of the wart if i have done electrocautery. I have done electrocautery before and I did not have to worry about these.
He took his time and listened to everything that I had to say. He didn't rush me and was very professional.
He was awesome! I look forward to working with him.
Dr. Richards was great. It's rare to have a doctor to not give off the feeling like you're the next number in a line of appointments, but Dr. Richards took time to explain my foot issue and answered my questions. I hopefully won't need to come back but will definitely come back here if I do.
Dr. Richards is gregarious as well as clear about what he's going to do and follow-up actions that need to be taken. A++, would definitely visit again (though hopefully I won't need to!)
Dr. Richards has an excellent bedside manner, was efficient, and thorough. His passion for his work is evident and I'd be happy to recommend him to anyone!
Very clear and caring. Did not seam like a quick visit even though it was! Highly recommended!
Terrific. I have some problems with some things that were written down in the visit summary. I had no idea I had all that stuff beyond a history of gout, and what i came for today. I have a follow up visit next week. I'll ask him about everything that was written. I do have full confidence in him
Professional, personable, and informative. This was one of the finest treatments and physician experience I have had in years. A+
I felt he was very professional, friendly and compassionate.
He was very friendly and attentive. He explained my condition and treatment options very well. Would recommend him to anyone!
Dr. Richards is fantastic. He explained what was wrong with my foot and my treatment options in plain English and was happy to answer all of my questions. He's very relaxed and easy to talk to, and I have never gotten the sense that he needs to race off to the next patient. Highly recommended.
Dr. Richards quickly diagnosed the problem and very clearly explained it to me. His treatment worked very well and he has a great attitude and enthusiasm for his work.
Great experience. I'd recently run a marathon and was having foot pain. Dr. Richards was quick to see me, did a thorough exam with x-rays, and benefited from the fact that he was an avid runner himself. I'd absolutely book another appointment with him for foot issues.
He's great. Friendly, takes time to explain things, great sense of humor.
Very confident and answered my questions before I asked - good explanations/transparency throughout
Great bedside manner and very willing to take the time to answer all questions/concerns
Dr.Richards and his staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend my friends and family to go see him. Dr.Richards is funny, intelligent, knowledgeable, and friendly. There was no wait time and he was very clear about everything he was doing and planning on doing based on how I feel when I follow up in 2 weeks. Highly highly recommended!!
He was very expedient and was very thorough at the same time. Kept me calm and knew the problem right away.