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Richard Christian JR., MD

Dr. Christian is an orthopedic surgeon in the Mc Cormick area. He is affiliated with Self Regional Healthcare and Abbeville Area Medical Center.
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Conditions treated

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90 doctors
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90 doctors
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44 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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35 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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25 doctors
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25 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more weakness patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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84 doctors
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84 doctors
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41 doctors
Dr. Christian saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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81 doctors
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80 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Christian saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more abnormal gait patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Christian saw more bunion patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more drug allergies patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more swelling patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Christian saw more torn meniscus patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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47 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more back pain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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26 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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Dr. Christian saw hammer toe patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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72 doctors
Top 5%
35 doctors
Dr. Christian saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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80 doctors
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80 doctors
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40 doctors
Dr. Christian saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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22 doctors
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22 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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21 doctors
Top 5%
10 doctors
Dr. Christian saw gout patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.
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64 doctors
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64 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Christian saw obesity patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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27 doctors
Top 5%
13 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more sprained joint patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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49 doctors
Top 5%
24 doctors
Dr. Christian saw spine condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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14 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more tendonitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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37 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Christian saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Christian saw more synovial cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more broken arm patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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16 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Christian saw osteoporosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Christian saw more foot condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Augusta area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Christian saw sprained ankle patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Christian saw sprained foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Augusta area. Learn more.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Christian’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Christian’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 1%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Christian’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Christian’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Christian’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Christian’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Christian sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

207 Holiday Rd
Mc Cormick, SC 29835
587 miles away
Orthopaedic Associates Of The Lakelands
102 Gregor Mendel Cir
Greenwood, SC 29646
567 miles away

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Credentials
  • Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1986

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Christian is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Self Regional Healthcare
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Abbeville Area Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • SelectHealth
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield