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Richard Whipple, MD

Dr. Whipple is an orthopedic surgeon in the Albany area. He is affiliated with Seton Health-St Mary's Hospital and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Whipple saw more neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more trigger finger patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more Dupuytren's contracture patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more arthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more osteoarthritis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more ganglion cyst patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more De Quervain's tenosynovitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more contracture patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more sprained hand patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more sprained wrist patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more tennis elbow patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more tendon rupture patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more broken hand patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more golfer's elbow patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw lipoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Albany area. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more sprained shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more broken arm patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more spondylosis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more back problems patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Whipple saw more open wound patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Albany area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Whipple accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Broken finger bone repair (non-surgical) $356 – 1,206
Broken finger bone repair (surgical) $2,895 – 6,957
Broken forearm repair (non-surgical) $833 – 2,012
Broken forearm repair (surgical) $6,946 – 11.4k
Broken hand bone repair (non-surgical) $453 – 1,651
Carpal tunnel surgery $1,872 – 3,696

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Locations

Dr. Whipple sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center
1367 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12206
315 miles away
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Credentials
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1981

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Seton Health-St Mary's Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2016)
  • Albany Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2018)
  • St Peter's Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2018)
  • Ellis Hospital
    D
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Health New England
  • 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
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield