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Richard M. Kirby, M.D.

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Kirby was born and raised in Seattle. He attended Stanford University, where, as a junior, he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In medical school at the University of Washington, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and was #1 in his class. After his orthopedic residency at the UW, Dr. Kirby was trained in shoulder evaluation and treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC. His practice is now focused on shoulder problems, he is committed to the importance of each patient.

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Accepts 49 Insurance Plans

Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Healthy Options
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Apple Health (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Asuris
  • Bridgespan (authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Cigna (all plans accepted)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coventry/First Health (most products accepted)
  • Crime Victims Compensation
  • First Choice Health Network
  • Group Health Cooperative Access PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net Federal Services (CHAMPUS)
  • Healthy Options (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Labor and Industries Washington
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington (all programs accepted)
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
  • Medicaid (zip code restrictions)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Molina Healthcare (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS (all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross Global
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence Blue Shield Federal Employee Program
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Sound Health and Wellness (Puget Sound Health Partners)
  • Soundpath Health
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • United Healthcar Medicare Solution
  • United Healthcare Choice
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • United Healthcare West
  • Veterans Affairs (authorization required)
  • Workers Compensation Federal
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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University of Washington School of Medicine
medical school, 1977
University of Washington
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgery, Orthopedic

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormalities Of The Arms
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Arthritis
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Mass
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthralgia
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Elbow
  • Arthroplasty Shoulder
  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chondroma
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clicking Elbow
  • Clicking Shoulder
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Delayed Union
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Epicondylitis
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Pain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Of Humerus
  • Fracture Of Scapula
  • Fracture Of Shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Joint
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Injury Of Muscle
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Disorder
  • Joint Effusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Sprain
  • Joint Swelling
  • Joint Warmth
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Tear
  • Labral Tear Of Shoulder
  • Labrum
  • Ligament Injury
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture
  • Median Nerve Entrapment At Elbow
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Non-Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteolysis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Overuse Injury
  • Painful Hardware
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pathological Fracture
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Popliteal Cyst
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sequestrectomy
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Slap Tear
  • Sports Injury
  • Sprain
  • Sternal Clavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Synovectomy Of Elbow
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenodesis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Torn Ligament
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Revision
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Personal Interests

Dr. Kirby has a passion for windsurfing and spends much of his recreational time in Hood River, Oregon. He also enjoys skiing, wakesurfing, paddleboarding, and photography. Dr. Kirby lives in Seattle with his wife and their beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs.
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Professional Associations

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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Practice Locations

Richard M. Kirby practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill