Richard Whipple M.D.
Hand and Upper Extremities, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, General Orthopaedics
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Whipple.
“My experience with Dr. Whipple was great.”
– Dave B.
“Dr Whipple is one of the kindest and nicest of people in this world. Dr Whipple Is one of the best Dr.s in Orthopedics and I'm lucky to call him my Dr.”
– Daniel W.
“I saw Dr. Whipple twice over the last two months, both times to get a cortisone shot in my left hand which satisfactorily alleviated the pain/trigger-finger effects I was having in that hand. Overall I'm quite pleased with the care I've received from Dr. Whipple.”
– Henry K.
“I have been treated by Dr. Whipple on and off for over 25 years. He is knowledgeable, patient, easy to deal with, and the consummate professional. Every time I see him, I walk away with the confidence that my problems are well understood, and that I'm getting the best possible care.”
– Rich A.
“My experience with Dr. Whipple was wonderful. Everyone was friendly, efficient, and ready to assist.”
– Pamela R.
“Dr. Whipple is a wonderful Doctor. He is very kind and compassionate. Every time I have had a problem with my hands, he has seen me right away. He always gets me out of pain. He performed carpul tunnel surgery on both hands with excellent results. I have recommended Dr. Whipple to many people. He is the best !”
– Kathleen W.
“Every thing went very smoothly and fast. Each step was explained to me and you all then did it so quickly that I didn't have time to be nervous - thank you!!”
– Nancy A.
“Dr. Whipple and the staff are great. Everyone is so friendly and take the time to explain everything to you. You couldn't ask for better. If you have any hand issues, go and see Dr. Whipple. My bilateral carpal tunnel surgeries were both tremendous successes. I am pain free after years of suffering. I couldn't be happier.”
– Richard M.
“I think Dr Whipple has a very nice beside manor. My surgery went fine. I cant believe how small my incision is. He's a fine and experienced surgeon.”
– Barbara S.
“Very friendly and clear. Told me about options, and was very apologetic when the needle hurt. I like that he was not in a hurry to operate.”
– Joy S.
“Thorough and transparent options explained.”
– Donna S.
“Dr. Whipple was very comprehensive in his explanation of my problem and the treatment options. The support staff was all fantastic.”
– Mario C.
“ Dr. Whipple was very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you for all that you are doing in your field and for the exceptional care I received!”
– Tiana O.
“Dr. Whipple is a caring, competent, and exceptional physician!”
– Carolyn W.
“Efficient, understanding, knowledgeable.”
– William F.
“Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release. Dr. Whipple explained the procedure, reassured me and made having surgery a non-event. Staff on the 4th floor Ambulatory Surgery level was high. Signed in at 8:30 a.m. and ready to go home by noon. Dr. Whipple is a class act; you won't be disappointed!”
– Richard R.
“Dr. Whipple is the best, most caring physician/surgeon. I have been a patient of his for many years. He is friendly, takes time with his patients and makes them feel comfortable. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Whipple. I would highly recommend him.”
– Dawne B.
“Very friendly, informative and helpful. I had an excellent experience; I would highly recommend it to my best friend.”
– Julia K.
“I thought it was very efficient! Dr. Whipple was excellent, answered my questions and explained everything to me.”
– Valerie M.
“I wished I had gone to see Dr. Whipple sooner. I had not been sleeping for months with the pain in my shoulder, and after seeing him and having a cortisone shot, I am without pain, unbelievable! I would highly recommend Dr. Whipple to anyone looking for a great Doctor.”
– Linda D.
“Very good! He explained everything to me, what needs to be done to determine how to fix the problem in my hand. I'm glad he speaks in layman's terms. I've had many doctors that haven't.”
– Lindy C.
“Very easy to speak to, thorough and efficient. I would recommend it.”
– Dawn R.
“Dr. Whipple is very thorough and does a great job. He takes the time to explain the diagnosis and answer all questions.”
– Joan M.
“The best Dr. appointment I’ve experienced. Top notch staff from check-in, to the nurse who accompanied me to my exam room, and Dr exam. Dr. Whipple was candid, straightforward, and compassionate. The exact quality of a patient in pain needs.”
– Anthony M.
“I had my second experience in February at the Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center. I give high praises to everyone employed at the center, from the check-in staff, Dr. Whipple and his team. Great job to all and also for the follow up call the next day.”
– Patricia D.
“He is the BEST! Caring, competent and so knowledgeable. I love this guy! He did two injections, one for my elbow and hip and the pain has subsided, and that was a short time ago. I would recommend him to all!!”
– Susan U.
“Dr. Whipple was very understanding and explained the surgery and answered all my questions, so I knew what to expect.”
– Patricia D.
“I have seen Dr. Whipple in the past, and I highly regard his expertise and professionalism. He listens to me. He understands that I am a complicated patient with numerous medical conditions. He always takes that into consideration when dealing with my injuries.”
– Marilyn K.
“Dr. Whipple was excellent and friendly. Liked my experience with him. Thank you!”
– Amy L.
“Dr. Whipple was prompt, polite, and thorough. He explained things well and listened to my concerns.”
– Kenneth T.
“One of the finest medical practices I've had to use. Prompt, efficient, professional and courteous in all areas.”
– Dan K.
“Dr. Whipple is an excellent orthopedic specialist. His sweet, gentle disposition puts one right at ease.”
– Barbara L.
“My experience from the time of my appointment at the front was pleasant and thorough. My visit with Dr. Richard Whipple is always knowledgeable, friendly and wholeheartedly. I felt at ease.”
– Naomi S.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Whipple for many years. He has always been very thorough and professional. I would highly recommend him to others. I also had the experience of seeing Dr. Fuchs in July, and he was also charming and made my visit an enjoyable one. I would also recommend him as well.”
– Joanne J.
“I was so happy and relieved that Dr. Whipple could schedule surgery so quickly to speed my recovery after an accident.”
– Diane V.
“Dr. Whipple was both courteous and informative on my condition. He is very approachable and easy to talk to. He explains everything and takes his time.”
– Carol S.
“Dr. Whipple was excellent, and I was very comfortable with him.”
– Haydee R.
“The doctor was quite pleasant and seemed to know me, even though I haven't been there in over two years! Made me feel relaxed and comfortable! I look forward to having my procedure done sooner than I expected!”
– Mirian M.
“Dr. Whipple is the best.”
– Paul D.
“Explained everything he is going to do and answered all my questions.”
– Richard W.
“Very efficient and straight to the point and for the first time in many years I was offered a solution to my wrist pain.”
– Karen T.
“I can only recommend doctors that genuinely care about their patients and thoroughly explain the best surgical options without pushing surgery. Dr. Whipple is that doctor. I could tell he actually took an interest in my medical situation and cared enough to explain how each option would affect my life. You need to have trust in your surgeon. I know I can trust Dr. Whipple. Highly recommended.”
– Kenneth E.
– Bozena B.
“Excellent. Listen diagnosed and provided treatment with no issues. Highly recommend him.”
– Maryellen R.
“Dr. Whipple is one of the most thoughtful, kind, knowledgeable doctors I've ever seen. He listened to my concerns and gave practical advice. You can tell he is very passionate about his work. Hopefully, I don't have to go back but if I do I know I'll be in good hands.”
– Caitlin L.
“The office was hard to find at reception directory did not list Dr. Whipple. There was an extra piece of paper taped on the side of the directory which contained the doctor. I had to ask for help was told: "oh he's on third floor today." Elevators very slow, no public stairs. Long wait at reception but very helpful and courteous staff once I got there. Very short delay to the exam room. The exam room was clean and comfortable. The Physician (Dr. Whipple) was very knowledgeable and courteous. He has excellent communication skills and relates very well to you as a patient. He took the time to answer my questions and explain fully. At x-ray First Tech ( blond hair) did not introduce herself and was rude and abrupt with directions. I had pain with positioning she did not seem to care. I told her so. She then left. Second Tech was much more courteous and professional. The check out area had quite a wait, but once there the staff was helpful and polite.”
– Jeffrey C.
“Dr. Whipple is a beautiful doctor would highly recommend him. He is very caring and answers all your questions!”
– Robin G.
“Very professional. Took the time to answer my questions and educate me on the condition of my hand!”
– Jim F.
“Every time I see Dr. Whipple, I leave with total confidence that he has given me the best medical care possible. Can’t imagine going elsewhere.”
– Sandra T.
“This is the only doctor I would let work on my hand. Skilled, informative, humanistic. I can’t say enough. I trust him.”
– Lael D.
“I don’t typically enjoy doctor visits, but always enjoy meeting with Dr. Whipple. He is excellent at explaining things and making me feel comfortable. Hands down my favorite doctor. The staff is very professional and pleasant as well. Thanks.”
– Herman W.
“Dr. Whipple is a great doctor. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable he is a friendly, down to earth, pleasant person. I wasn’t just a hand to him. He listened to me and explained what was going on with my hand. He gave me good practical advice. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Whipple.”
– Anna S.
“Dr. Whipple is awesome! He explains everything perfectly with drawings and explanations, takes his time, and is very respectful. I wouldn’t trust any other doctor!”
– Audrey E.
“I arrived a half hour early to my appointment but to my great surprise, I was seen almost immediately. Dr. Whipple was very thorough and explained exactly what was going on and the action that needed to be taken. Thank you, Dr. Whipple, and thank you to all of your staff.”
– Heather S.
“Dr. Whipple was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend him to everyone with hand issues.”
– Tiffany G.
“Dr. Whipple is a great doctor and person. He cares about his patients and makes you feel very comfortable. I have had several surgeries that all went well. I now need another and I know I am in good hands.”
– John P.
“Dr. Whipple was very kind and approachable. He answered all of our questions and did a great job with my son. I definitely would recommend him to others.”
– Ian H.
“Dr. Whipple was prompt, courteous, kind and understood my pain. He cared about my well being. I thank him for giving me hope!!”
– Barbara H.
“Dr. Whipple is courteous and efficient.”
– Sharon K.
“My experience was good. He listened and gave me good feedback. I felt the examination was thorough.”
– Karen K.
“Dr. Whipple was knowledgeable, professional, pleasant and patient. He treated me with respect without being patronizing. I will definitely refer friends and family to him.”
– Kathleen M.
“I had a great experience. Dr. Whipple was professional, to the point and knew what he was doing.”
– Kimberly D.
“I had a great experience. Thanks Dr. Whipple.”
– Evans O.
“Dr. Whipple is a pleasure to have as my care provider for my wrist injury. He is professional and so knowledgeable in his field. There is never any question in my mind that I am receiving the best care available. I have recommended him several times to friends and colleagues.”
– Diana H.
“Dr. Whipple was very compassionate, knowledgeable of my medical condition, thorough in explaining how to medically treat me and allowed time for me to ask questions. It was refreshing to have a Doctor who didn't come off as rushed or stressed and took the time to make me feel like he was there to help me. Thank you.”
– Donna W.
“Great staff all around from check in desk to Doctor. Dr. Whipple was friendly, polite and very helpful.”
– Lisa S.
“I really feel like I’m in good hands with Dr. Whipple. He explains everything well. I get the feeling that Dr. Whipple will do what’s right when it’s right.”
– Diane B.
“Dr. Whipple is a very pleasant and professional person. His explanation of both my issue and how we would proceed in helping with my condition was clear. I'm very pleased with Dr. Whipple.”
– Joseph C.
“You can feel that Doctor Whipple cares about me as a patient and a person. He takes his time to explain what is wrong, options and then when he does the procedure he explains what he is doing.”
– Kathy B.
“Dr. Whipple is simply the best physicians I’ve ever been to for an orthopedic problem. Fast, efficient and friendly. I have complete confidence that his diagnosis and treatment are the best available anywhere.”
– Paul T.
“Dr Whipple was very thorough with his exam. He explained the plan and treatment. I would definitely recommend Dr. Whipple to anyone who has a hand injury.”
– Gail K.
“Dr. Whipple is the best. He has taken care of my family since he became a Doctor. He's caring and understanding and never let us down.”
– Pamela B.
“Dr. Whipple is super nice. He explains things well. I have complete trust in Dr. Whipple.”
– Tara I.
“Dr. Whipple was informative, reasonable, and kind. We appreciated his honest approach to my injury and health care suggestions.”
– Mary B.
“After not having feeling in my right hand for 13+ years, I’m over joyed that within a day I could feel my fingers again. Thank you all for your help.”
– Michael B.
“I was very impressed with Dr. Whipple. He took the time to fully explain treatment options clearly. I left the office feeling that he understood my concerns.”
– Ron L.
“Dr. Whipple was courteous, professional. He listened attentively and diagnosed an issue that has been bothering me for a while. He clearly described what needs to be done. I feel I am in capable hands. I would recommend Dr. Whipple and the Practice.”
– Elizabeth J.
“Excellent doctor. He did a great job with my shoulder and my two knees, hip and shoulder replacement surgery within the last five years. I had the best doctors and great care!”
– Aidan O.
“Luckily I was referred to Dr. Whipple for a second opinion. Dr. Whipple took the time to listen to me. He sent me for tests to verify my problem. His assistant helped me navigate and coordinate these tests. She was so patient and accommodating. In the end, I am happy to say with their help I am feeling so much better. I strongly recommend them and The Bone and Joint Center to anyone looking for quality, caring health care!”
– Paul B.
“Dr. Whipped explained my condition and treatment alternatives in easy to understand manner.”
– Peter C.
“Excellent with everything.”
– Dominick D.
“As always, it is a pleasure to be the patient of Dr. Whipple. He is so kind, professional, and explains the cause of my problem and the solution. The outcome was just as he advised and I feel so much better after his care. I hope I don't have to see him again, but if I need his services I know it will be a positive experience. His staff is also the best in efficiency and availability. Thank you for the opportunity to express my gratitude for their services.”
– Kerstin R.
“My second procedure to address a Dupuytren's contraction issue. Another seamless experience from first phone call for initial appt through surgery day to the followup visit. Dr Whipple and his team has my complete trust. My results both times have exceeded expectations. If/when this genetically predisposed condition reoccurs I will consider only Albany Bone/Joint and Dr Whipple.”
– Charles E.
“Professional, took the time to explain procedure, kind, caring. Perfectionist about his surgical technique - I very much appreciated that!”
– Pat A.
“My operational and post-op experience with Dr.Wipple was excellent. He was very informative and answered all my questions. Post-op he was very concerned and caring. Nothing but good things to say.”
– Steven P.
“This was my third visit w/Dr. Whipple. He is personable and compassionate. He relates to my tennis elbow condition with expertise and relieves my pain. He lets me know what to expect and what my choices are, I leave reassured and comfortable with my experience. Thanks to Dr. Whipple and staff, all very helpful.”
– Maria D.
“Dr. Whipple was very thorough!”
– Andra M.
“I could not have wished for a better doctor than Dr. Whipple. He was compassionate and extremely knowledgeable! By far the best!!”
– Tiffany R.
“Outcome to date is significant improvement, consistent with past experience.”
– Alan B.
“I was very happy with Dr. Whipple and the staff at the Bone and Joint center. I was seen promptly and thought they were very straight forward about the diagnosis and best way to proceed with treatment. They were also conscientious about the time factor. I felt like they respected my time and made an effort to be efficient and friendly.”
– Joan R.
“Dr. Whipple is the best. He is very thorough and really great at what he does.”
– Sarah S.
“Excellent surgeon and very kind man. Would recommend him highly.”
– Alan P.
“The whole experience went very smoothly. Dr. Whipple explained all my options. I was a little apprehensive about getting a cortisone shot but it wasn't nearly as painful as I anticipated and my thumb feels great now - no pain! Everyone at the office was very friendly and I didn't have to wait long to see the doctor.”
– Kathleen V.
“D. Whipple has a warm and caring manner, answers questions head on, and left me feeling like I was heard.”
– Larry D.
“Very kind and professional. Always makes me feel comfortable explaining my options thoroughly.”
– Donna C.
“Surgery center was wonderful. Dr. Whipple explained everything before hand. I no longer have any pain!!!!!!”
– Christine B.
“Dr. Whipple was informative,kind,helpful, and efficient.”
– Lori L.
“I was very pleased.”
– Gail N.
“Caring doctor. Good bedside manners. Excellent doctor.”
– Anja S.
“Great visit- extremely helpful and accommodating.”
– Ryan P.
“I have been seeing Dr. Whipple for almost 2 years now. The times I was scared and he made me feel like there was nothing in the world that he would let happen to me. He's done everything in his power to make my arm better or try too anyway. There's not one person in the medical field I would trust more with my life then him ! Amazing man !”
– Marisa M.
“Very knowledgeable doctor.”
– Linda F.
“I went into Dr. Whipple's office concerned about a surgical procedure. He explained in terms that I could understand and calmed my nerves. It's always a good experience when I see him. Would highly recommend him to anyone.”
– Karen R.
“Dr. Whipple is kind, reassuring, and he provides the highest quality care.”
– June S.
“Excellent when it comes to putting you at ease with your surgeries. My second surgery with this doctor and both went extremely well. Never felt rushed. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. Will surely recommend him and already have.”
– Diana G.
“No long waiting period in waiting rooms or exam rooms. Reception nurses were kind and efficient. Reminder calls are awesome. From start to finish positive experience.”
– Michelle D.
“Dr. Whipple was very knowledgeable, and explained everything to me as progress went on. Would recommend to anyone.”
– Alan R.
“Dr. Whipple is wonderful. He explains everything. Doesn't recommend surgery as the first treatment. I would recommend him to anyone.”
– Lori S.