ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON JOINS LRMC MEDICAL STAFF
Nicholas Richardson, M.D., has joined the LRMC Medical Staff and will now be available to assist new patients every Thursday. His office is located in the LRMC Medical Office Building, Suite 205, in Hinesville. Appointments can be made by calling 912-265-9006. A patient can self-refer as long as his/her insurance does not require a pre-authorization. [Referral documents can be faxed to 912-265-7200.]
Dr. Richardson is fellowship trained in foot and ankle conditions, but will also take general orthopaedic patients, provide consultation for ER patients, as well as trauma coverage. In addition, he will perform surgical procedures at LRMC. Dr. Richardson is a member of Southern Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, based in Brunswick, GA.
On a personal note, Nicholas is a Georgia native, born and raised in Macon. He married his high school sweetheart, Beth, and now has three daughters ranging in age from 6 to 11. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys golf, wing shooting, and spending time with his wife & daughters.
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