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John T. Rich, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Rich's Locations

less than  km
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Conditions Dr. Rich Treats

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Services Dr. Rich Offers

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Distal Triceps Repair
  • Elbow Contracture Release
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of the Hook of Hamate
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Extremity Flap Reconstruction
  • Fingertip Amputations & Finger Flaps
  • Flexor Pulley Reconstruction
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture and/or Dislocation Treatment
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
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About Dr. Rich

Philosophy of care

I wish to help patients understand their condition, treatment options, and to guide them through their decision process and treatment.
 

Why I entered medicine

I started working in a hospital at age 16. I loved math and science and became a chemical engineer, but ultimately I found personal fulfillment in combining engineering's problem solving with caring for patients.
 

Personal interests

I enjoy cycling, water sports and woodworking.

Education

Undergraduate
Drexel University, BS - Bachelor of Science, 1984

Medical Training
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD, 1988

Training

Internship 1990
General Surgery, Medical Center of Delaware, Newark, DE

Residency 1995
Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Medical Center, .

Fellowship 1996
Hand Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand Surgery

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