Dr. Richard A. Biama

Doctor (MD)

Location:
Redlands, California Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Orthopedics / Sports
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Practice: San Bernardino Medical Orthopedic Group
Hospital: Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
Redlands Community Hospital
Phone:909-557-1600
Med. School:University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas
Grad. Year: 1980

Answers Email: Unknown
Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 11 reviews. Dr. Richard A. Biama has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Orthopedics / Sports-related: hand surgery, arthritis surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, spine surgery, scoliosis, athletic injuries, sports injuries, sprained knees, back strains, broken bones, torn ligaments
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RID: 5591636
01/07/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Richard Biama is my hero. It took 5 doctors before i got mi hip replacement. Im so bless And lucky he took my case. I cant thank him enough. He is fast, direct, very professional , he gave my life back:) thank you Dr Biama, and staff!:) 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 5551188
09/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Biama definitely is the best surgeon in the state of California 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 4757660
05/02/14 4 5 5 5 I would recomend Dr Biama to anyone, anytime. Great Docter. Hoping he can replace my other knee before he retires. His personality may be alittle different, but he knows his stuff.  Respond
RID: 3636706
20/12/13 1 3 1 3 This doctor is one of the worse doctors I have ever come across He was not rude like many comments said, but he was so freaky, like he was on drugs. He seemed to know his work, but what you told him might as well be ignored, as his opinion only seemed to matter and he downplayed my injury to basically old age and wear and tear, when I'm not that old, and clearly my health problem was caused from something other than simple wear and tear. If I had something more serious I would never let this doctor do surgery on me. I will not return to this doctor, nor will I recommend him to anybody, or where he sometimes works, Arrowhead Orthopedics. 
Insurance: BC Med
Paid (or co-pay): $25
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20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Richard" to "Richard A." 
RID: 2383594
24/07/12 5 5 5 5 Best orthopedic surgeon you could ask for! Has been our doctor for about 20 years and treating my husband's many breaks and on of mine. Perfect recovery, even when the surgery was difficult. Total confidence and trust in Dr. Biama. 
Insurance: Anthem
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RID: 1718448
21/02/12 5 4 5 3 Dr. Biama lies to patients. Hides the fact that he sees cancer on the right kidney of patient, operates twice on shoulder, still did not repair the original breaks. Exposed patients body open tto the air. Which has been know to spread cancer. Dr. Biama was wrong and in not telling patient was he saw on MRI's and read what was written by the specialist. Doctors need to learn to listen to patients. Dr. Biams should not be allowed to operate on humans.  Respond
RID: 1276747
21/10/10 5 4 5 5 I would not let any surgeon operate on me besides Dr. Biama (Dr. Graham is a close second). He is a true professional and spends his vacation time in medical conferences learning new/better techniques. I've had a total left shoulder arthoplasty (joint replacement), a hip replacement, and numerous minor foot surgeries. This man's surgery work is comparable to an artist. Yeah, his bedside manner does need work but he is a great guy once you get to know him. I'd much rather have an extremely talented surgeon with an attitude working on me rather than a "nice guy" doing average surgery work. I know he is supposed to be retiring soon but I have one other surgery to done. Please do not retire quite yet, Dr. Biama. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 1156523
25/04/10 2 2 1 5 This is a very capable surgeon with the worst bedside manor of any doctor I have ever met. He is arrogant and nasty, unreasonable and throws temper tantrums if it soots his mood. I don't care how good he is he is not without his share of post op complications. He does not listen to you he only expects you to bow down and treat him like the god he thinks he is. I would not recommend this guy.  Respond
RID: 1090618
27/01/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Biama is our hero. In his own unique style and verbiage he was able to convince our stubborn 88 yr. old mother to have her hips replaced. Even though she was extremely reluctant she wisely chose to trust him when he told her he could restore her life. He knew how much pain she was enduring which motivated him to help her. With much joy and happiness we are happy to report he accomplished what he said he was going to do. And approximately a year later her life and mobility has resumed in a pain free manner. He took wonderful care of her; along with his medical knowledge, skills and attention she will not be wheel chair bound. We will always be grateful, thank you, thank you, thank you…. 
Insurance: Secure Horizons
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RID: 809056
04/03/09 5 5 5 5 This man re-assembled my leg after an especially severe tib-fib fracture resulting from a rock climbing accident. He is an exceptionally skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Biama. Because of him I can not only walk but I can climb again! 
Insurance: Pacificare
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RID: 660407
07/08/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Biami seems to be a no non-sense kind of surgeon. He might not have the best bedside manner, but I believe that he really cares for his patients.  Respond