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Dr. Richard Layfield, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

A native of the Washington D.C. area, Dr. Layfield was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in biology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Layfield then attended the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida, where he was elected to the membership of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his orthopedic training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and was chosen as Chief Resident during his fifth and final year of training. Dr. Layfield then chose to complete a fellowship to further his knowledge in the care of athletes, sports medicine, and arthroscopic procedures. He spent a year at The Orthopedic Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked closely with the athletes and the athletic trainers of the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Wild. Dr. Layfield continues his commitment to athletic care in Prince William County by serving as head team physician for the Prince William Courage Soccer Club. He is also an orthopedic and sports medicine consultant for many of the local high schools including Potomac, C.D Hylton, Gar-Field, Forest Park, Freedom, Woodbridge, and Osbourn Park. Dr Layfield is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Layfield is married and has three children. When he is not taking care of his family or local athletes, he enjoys playing basketball and golf. Professional Affiliations: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America(AANA), American Oprthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the Medical Society of Virginia(MSV).

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Sports Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery)

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of South Florida, Doctor of Medicine
  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Vanderbilt University (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Awards and publications

  • Northern Virginia Best Doctors
  • Team Physician Prince William County highschools
  • Washingtonian Magazine Best Doctors

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1326133893

Office locations

NoVa Orthopaedic & Spine Care

14605 Potomac Branch Dr, Suite 300

Woodbridge, VA 22191

NoVa Orthopaedic & Spine Care

1515 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 202

McLean, VA 22101

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As always Dr Layfield is very pleasant and gives you his honest opinion.
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Very nice. Very professional. Very good! Highly recommend him to everyone.
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Excellent support from admin staff. Dr Layfield is an outstanding physician -- listens well, great "bedside manner", thorough -- one of the best physicians I have ever consulted.
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Liked the dr. Thought wait time was too long considering I had a 9 a.m. appt.
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Great customer service and care for patients .
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Very nice Doctor he took his time with me. And I like how much information he gave me just by let me know everything is going to be fine it will take it's time to heal.
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Dr Layfield has the best bedside manners and very knowledgeable of his profession. I have been with him for almost 20 yers and will not go with anyone else.
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Always nice to visit, very personalble, good bedside manner
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Dr. Layfield and the other doctors, nurses, and staff at this office are very thorough and as someone who's a little accident-prone, I have visited this office several times over the past decade. I came in with a problem, got X-rays,and was seen rather quickly. Dr. L explained the issue in terms I could understand and recommended the least invasive treatment to start. I would recommend him to anyone who has orthopedic issues or concerns.
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Dr. Layfield showed me what was going on in my knees on my x-rays. He then referred me to another orthopedic surgeon in the practice that handles knee replacements in case I decide on that surgery in the future.
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Very professional, direct and to the point!! Great Doctor would absolutely recommend.
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Dr. Layfield listened carefully to the problems I'd been having with my shoulder. He looked at x-rays and then did an exam himself. He was patient with the questions I asked and let me be a part of the decision onhow best to move forward. The x-ray technician, nurse and front-desk folks were all very friendly, efficient and professional. Only my second visit but both have been 5 star visits all the way!
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Great doc. Communicates well.
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Dr Layfield is very personable, thorough and professional. He answers all questions and explains everything as he is doing his examination. Outstanding visit!!
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Great doctor. Very thorough. First of three different orthopedic surgeons who took the time to properly diagnose me. Also great office and nursing staff.
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Dr. Layfield is a wonderful caring doctor who talk to you as a person as well as a patient. His bedside manners is outstanding. Enjoyed my visit and the attention he gave me. Thank You Dr. Layfield
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Dr. Layfield was professional and timely. He had an excellent bedside manner, communicated well and understood and valued our concerns.
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Dr Layfield rocks! Mari S.
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Appt took a long time 1:45, but I needed X-rays and a shot as well.
Less than 1 year ago
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Positive. Dr. Layfield asked the right questions, was patient, explained procedures throughly.
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Great doctor very knowledgeable
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Layfield and his staff are great!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Layfield is very professional. Explained everything in simple words and spent the necessary time.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Layfield and his staff are great!
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I liked that he explained my options in detail so I could make an informed decision on treatment.
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Dr layfield is very knowledgeable and has a very good bedside manner. All of the office staff is very professional too. I particularly like that the Village therapy is right there as well. I feel that it's helpful to have themcoordinated and able to be in touch with each other if necessary. I would recommend Dr Layfield to anyone who needed those services.
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Very informative meeting. He went in details over my condition and took the time to explain in details what I need to do. He is definely an expert in knee injuries and related surgical procedures.
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Excellent work on the knee with minimal pain or discomfort.
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Very positive visit.
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Very friendly and made you feel like your his only patient .
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He gave honest opinion and advice !! will surely be visiting back for follow ups in future.
More than 1 year ago
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He is wonderful.
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My son and I had a good experience with Dr. Layfield. Dr. Layfield examined my son's broken arm and covered it with the cast.
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Up front, through, not dismissive, explained procedures well and lives up to his reputation.
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Dr. Layfie is very pleasant and polite. He has given his time to explaine all options regarding my condtions. Then we decided together what need to be done.
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His recommendation for my son's shoulder injury was effective.
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Excellent Doctor. Good communicator. Good advice/follow up
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He was thorough and didn't make me feel that the pain I've been feeling for over ten years was all in my head.
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Very professional and fully explained the ailment and remedy very well.
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Loved it. He is very good. Focused on what I was concerned about but also checked anything else he notices.
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I trust him and his staff. They are personable and professional.
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Other than the long wait time, visit was great.
More than 1 year ago
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I had an excellent visit. I was surprised by how fast I was checked in and seen. The Dr. was very professional and thorough in his assessment of my situation and recommendations going forward. i would definitely recommend. Five Stars!!
More than 1 year ago
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Staff was very proficient and accommodating. They took time to explain the options for us. Dr. Layfield explained the injury, what to look out for and the healing time.
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Dr. Layfield was a breath of fresh air relative to other Orthopedic doctors in the area. Very thorough, took time to explain what was going on and didn't rush the appt.
More than 1 year ago
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Excellent service. Very complete in his explanations and answers to questions.
More than 1 year ago
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The office was fast and efficient.
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Dr. Layfield was recommended to me by a longtime friend and I found him to be personable, willing to answer all of my questions and explain the plan for treatment
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Very pleased with Dr. Layfield. I like his easy communication and his straightforward information. Very comfortable with the Good Doctor.
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Dr Layfeild was knowledgeable and professional and very nice man. I know the next time I have an orthopedic problem he will be the first one I call
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