Richard Lawley, MD, Bloomingdale Orthopaedist

Richard Lawley, MD

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine

140 Ratings
Practices In: Elmhurst
Patients Seen: Adolescents and Adults

My care phi­los­o­phy revolves around appro­pri­ate his­to­ry and exam fol­lowed by dis­cussing treat­ment options using of best avail­able evi­dence to guide shared deci­sion mak­ing. There is abun­dant high qual­i­ty data show­ing the ther­a­peu­tic and pre­ven­ta­tive val­ue of exer­cise, and my main job is to get patients back to doing the activ­i­ties they love — whether it is high lev­el ath­let­ics or recre­ation­al walks or projects around the house. I am inter­est­ed in using less phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal inter­ven­tion when pos­si­ble, and can incor­po­rate min­i­mal­ly inva­sive pro­ce­dures to treat injuries and allow the body to use its own ele­ments to improve pain and function.

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Board Certifications
Physiatry, CAQ in Sports Medicine, RMSK
Clinical Interests

Sports injuries, run­ning med­i­cine, tendinopa­thy, arthri­tis, nerve entrap­ments, ultra­sound-guid­ed injections

Personal Interests

Run­ning, bas­ket­ball, read­ing and writing

Biologic Association American College of Sports Medicine American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Association of Academic Physiatrists
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Graduation Date: 2014 Degree: MD
Loyola University Medical Center Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stanford University Medical Center Primary Care Sports Medicine
Provider’s Publications
Fredericson, M., Lawley, R., and Raiser, S. An Overview of Sports Medicine. In: Miranda-Comas, G., Cooper, G., Herrera, J., Curtis, S. editors. Essential Sports Medicine. 2nd ed. Springe, Cham. 2021: 3-11.
Marchwiany, D. A., Lee, C., Ghobrial, P., Lawley, R., & Chudik, S. C. (2020). All-Epiphyseal Physeal-Sparing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery: A Study of 3-Dimensional Modeling to Characterize a Safe and Reproducible Surgical Approach. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, 2(5), e435– e442.
Lawley, R., Syrop, I., and Fredericson, M. Vitamin D for Improved Bone Health and Prevention of Stress Fractures: A Review of the Literature. Current Sports Medicine Reports. 2020; 19 (6): 202-208.
Lawley, R., Klein, S., and Chudik, S. Reverse Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Fixation: A Biomechanical Comparison Study of Tibial Cross-Pin and Femoral Interference Screw Fixation. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery. 2017; 33 (3): 625-32.


Peripheral Joint Injections, Ultrasound-Guided Injections


Pain from Sports Related Injuries, Trochanteric Bursitis


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

140 Ratings

Ease of scheduling appointments

138 Ratings

Provider showed concern

139 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

140 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

137 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

139 Ratings


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"Dr Lawley carefully answered my questions. He also looked up a website for me to visit to find out what yoga poses I should avoid. He also showed me some lower body exercises I could do without hurting my hip."
Nov. 1, 2022
"*Dr. Lawley took time to explain everything to me and my treatment plan. He did not rush through the appointment. Very personable. And knowledgeable - I will recommend him."
Oct. 27, 2022
"Dr. Lawley and his assistant Ryan were phenomenal!!!!!"
Oct. 19, 2022
"Absolutely, they were so nice from the minute we walked in till we left."
Oct. 13, 2022
"Doctor took time to do good examination and provided good options how to treat problem. He did not rush me and answered all my questions."
Sep. 8, 2022
"Dr Z is great!"
Sep. 8, 2022
"Excellent physician who cared and answered all my questions and explained my knee diagnosis"
Sep. 1, 2022
"Very Good"
Aug. 19, 2022
"Very good experience."
Aug. 18, 2022
"Dr Lawley spent 45 minutes with me on my first visit and he gave a thorough exam and patiently discussed my questions! Highly recommend"
Aug. 8, 2022
"*Dr. Lawley was the best. Took time to listen, exam, explain and offer options. Very impressive dr. Thank you!"
Aug. 5, 2022
"Dr. Lawley took the time to listen carefully. He showed me my X-rays and pointed out what was causing my problem. He was sympathetic to my concerns about being able to remain physically fit yet firm in his recommendation that I need to rest and perhaps modify my fitness activities once I recover. I also note that he could easily have sent me for an MRI, but deemed it unnecessary."
Aug. 4, 2022
"Excellent doctor, very concerned and helpful."
Aug. 3, 2022
"Very informative"
Jul. 18, 2022
"I got a call from Dr. Lawley and Ryan regarding my health issues and questions. Very impressed, that they took reached out to me on the phone. I know they are both very busy people."
Jul. 13, 2022
"Great dr"
Jun. 30, 2022
"He took the time to listen to all my concerns."
Jun. 28, 2022
"I am thinking about going to Dr. Lawley myself also. He is lovely."
Jun. 11, 2022
"I was very pleased with the doctor,"
Jun. 5, 2022
"First appt . With DR. Very efficient,professional, compassionate overall an amazing DR."
May. 25, 2022
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