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Richard L. Wixson, MD

  • Orthopaedics

BIOGRAPHY


Dr. Richard L. Wixson is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, concentrating in total hip and knee reconstruction and replacement. He is a Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine and serves as the Chairman of the Resident Research Committee within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and as the Director of the Journal Club for the Department.

Dr. Wixson is proud to have served on the Health Policy Committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and is currently on the Board of Directors of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Among his many honors he has been named to Chicago Magazine's annual list of Top Doctors.

Dr. Wixson received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, and completed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he was Chief Resident in Orthopaedics. Subsequently he completed fellowships in Hip and Knee reconstruction at Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

He has been a member of the American Medical Association, the Chicago Medical Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the Illinois Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Wixson has done extensive research in the subject of bone cement and joint fixation. He has been published in the Journal of Arthroplasty, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and the Journal of Biomechanics.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine - 1972
  • Residency
    New England Baptist Hospital - 1978
  • Fellowship
    Massachusetts General Hospital - 1977

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


NOI Northshore Orthopaedics

680 N. Lake Shore Drive

#924

Chicago, IL 60611

312-664-6848
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Hlth Mrktng Inc (Super PPO)
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS EPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)
  • Unicare PPO
  • Unicare PPO(Wellpoint Network)
  • Wellmark/Healthnetwork PPO