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Dr. Andrew Richards, MD

Colorectal Surgery* Age 65
Dr. Andrew Richards, MD
4.8 (24 Ratings)
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Dr. Andrew Richards, MD

Colorectal Surgery* Age 65
Harrisburg, PA
Accepting new patients
38 years of experience


Dr. Andrew Richards, MD works in Harrisburg, PA as a Colorectal Surgeon and has 38 years experience.

They graduated from CORNELL UNIVERSITY / NEW YORK STATE STATUTORY COLLEGES in 1986. Dr. Richards has has worked on more claims relating to Anal or Rectal Pain and Intestinal Obstruction than other providers in the area. At present, Dr. Richards has received an average rating of 4.8 from patients and has been reviewed 24 times. They are affiliated with UPMC Harrisburg. They are accepting new patients. Dr. Richards practices at Practice in Harrisburg, PA and has additional offices in Hershey, PA.

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  1. 1 UPMC Pinnacle Colon Rectal Surgery
    3907 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
  2. 2 Office
    121 Towne Square Dr Ste 303, Hershey, PA 17033

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Aug 11, 2022
I couldn't recommend a better colon-rectal surgeon or a better person in the entire Central Pennsylvania area. I've always experienced the absolute best care and heartfelt compassion from this extraordinary physician. I would put my life in the hands of no other. I have nothing but positive things to say about him and the practice. I, thank all of them for everything they do, everyday. They make a difference and that matters; it is greatly appreciated.
Victoria L Vogt — Aug 11, 2022
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Dr. Andrew Richards, MD accepts new patients on Medical News Today.

Dr. Richards accepts Aetna, Amerihealth and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as many others. See all of the insurances Dr. Richards accepts here.

Dr. Richards frequently sees patients for Anal or Rectal Pain and Intestinal Obstruction.

Dr. Richards has a star rating of 4.8/5 and has been reviewed 24 times.

Dr. Richards has been practicing as a Colorectal Surgeon for 38 years.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • UPMC Harrisburg

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  1. Hepatitis C Screening: Questions for the Doctor

    Everyone ages 18 to 79 needs to get tested for hepatitis C. (USPSTF)

  2. Protect Yourself from Seasonal Flu

    Get the flu vaccine every year to protect yourself and others from the flu. (ACIP)

  3. Talk with Your Doctor About Depression

    Talk with your doctor about how you are feeling if you have been sad, down, or hopeless. (USPSTF)

  4. Get Your Well-Woman Visit Every Year

    See a doctor or nurse for a checkup once a year. (HRSA)

  5. Watch for Warning Signs of Relationship Violence

    If you think your partner might be abusive, talk with your doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)

  6. Get Screened for Cervical Cancer

    Get a Pap test every 3 years. If you get a Pap test and an HPV test, you can get screened every 5 years instead. (USPSTF)

  7. Get Tested for HIV

    Get tested for HIV at least once. You may need to get tested more often depending on your risk. (USPSTF)

  8. Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

    Get your blood pressure checked regularly — at least every 5 years.  (USPSTF)

  9. Drink Alcohol Only in Moderation

    If you are concerned about your drinking, ask your doctor about screening and counseling. (USPSTF)

  10. Get Vaccines to Protect Your Health (Adults Ages 19 to 49 Years)

    Get important adult shots (vaccinations). (ACIP)

  11. Get Enough Folic Acid

    Learn why women your age need folic acid. (USPSTF)

  12. Quit Smoking

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  13. Talk with Your Doctor About Drug Misuse

    If you’re worried about your drug use, talk with a doctor about getting help. (USPSTF)