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Dr. Richard Needleman, MD

Foot & Ankle Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

Professional statement

Richard Needleman is a skilled and qualified orthopedic surgeon and foot and ankle specialist serving the communities of Farmington Hills and Dearborn, MI. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He completed his internship in general surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at George Washington University. He also completed his fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has earned his bachelor's from the University of Michigan. Dr. Needleman is a part of DMC Sports Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. His medical experience is vast and impressive. His areas of special interest include evaluation of problems of the foot and ankle, treatment with and without surgery, repair of torn or worn-out tendons, management of sports injuries, and painful arthritis. He is a dedicated family man. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Outside of his practice, he enjoys yoga, pilates, walking, and biking. Dr. Needleman gives each patient his focused attention, and he prides himself on delivering the best treatment available. He is sensitive to the uniqueness of each patient's situation and adapts his consultations and treatment options appropriately to accommodate individual needs and concerns.

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  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Foot & Ankle Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Vermont, Doctor of Medicine
  • George Washington University, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • University of Michigan (Bachelor's)
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Internship in General Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Office locations

DMC Sports Medicine

DMC Sports Medicine Farmington Hills

28300 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 200

Farmington Hills, MI 48334

DMC Sports Medicine

23823 Ford Road

Dearborn, MI 48128

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