Stephen Richardson, DO

Accepting new patients

Patient Rating:

4.9 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Family Medicine, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Family Medicine






Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Dr. Stephen Richardson was born and raised in the Vancouver area and is committed to giving back to the community as a compassionate physician. He listens to and partners with individuals to help them achieve their health goals, using the most up to date and evidence-based medicine available. He enjoys the breadth that family medicine can offer to people of all ages and walks of life. Stephen and his wife, Megan, enjoy spending time together pursuing their hobbies, and being actively involved in their church and community. Some of these hobbies include hiking, weightlifting, architecture and design, botany, music, art, running, traveling, reading, cooking, woodworking, and probably more to come.

Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Rural Training Track
Residency: Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Rural Training Track
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-NW Doctor of Osteopathy
Medical School: Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-NW Doctor of Osteopathy
Bachelor of Science: Brigham Young University
Year I Started Practice: 2022
Hospitals Served: Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  4.9 out of 5.0

  Jun 24, 2024
He made me feel well listened to, cared about, comfortable and I was at ease with him

  Jun 13, 2024
Scheduling appointments and get a primary care doctor takes forever as you know. Once you get in, the staff is excellent. The apothecary at Salmon Creek is great.

  May 23, 2024
Incredibly happy to be back with Dr. Richardson as I went elsewhere when I thought Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield was not going to settle with Legacy.

  May 22, 2024
Dr Richardson has been amazing, I actually did recommend him to my adult child.

  May 21, 2024
Good service than Kaiser

  May 20, 2024
I worked in the dental practices in my younger years. I recognize excellent team work quickly and this practice definitely has it. All the way from the back to the front. Legacy is fortune to have this team a part of the health business.

  May 20, 2024
Good interaction with the provider to address my needs and concerns.

  May 16, 2024
Overall a very good experience.

  May 16, 2024
Started seeing Dr.Richardson [date removed] and appreciate his knowledge and insight on my condition. Allowed me to explain my history and future treatments.

  May 15, 2024
Dr Richardson always listens and treats me with dignity and respect

  Apr 23, 2024
Dr. Richardson is polite, professional, and proficient. Medicare annual exams are very minimal.

  Apr 18, 2024
Always listens to me and answers my questions

  Apr 18, 2024
During the exam, I asked Dr. Richardson about my right heel pain I have, and he said it sounds like I have Plantar Fasciae. He explained what it was, and I asked if I could get a referral to see a Podiatrist, but never got the referral as of yet. It's been 2 months since my visit, and I will contact the office to see if they can give me a referral soon.

  Apr 16, 2024
This was my first visit with this provider and his office. Lost my previous PCP and Dr. Richardson was accepting new patients and is a network provider.

  Apr 8, 2024
It was very hard to find a PCP who was taking new patients.

  Apr 1, 2024
Very good

  Mar 29, 2024
Best doctor I've had in years.

  Mar 28, 2024
If blood is being drawn, or tests done, they should be done BEFORE I am put in a room to see the doctor. We can't discuss results if tests are done after my visit. Doctors usually run late, why not use that time to run tests or take blood.

  Mar 28, 2024
Excellent phlebotomist... I wanted to refer a friend looking for a doctor in the area; however I was told this location was not taking new patients.

  Mar 20, 2024
Good overall experience

  Mar 18, 2024
Dr Richardson is very thorough and caring.

  Mar 12, 2024
Dr great

  Feb 27, 2024
No bad experiences all very good

  Feb 26, 2024
Skilled and professional MD

  Feb 22, 2024
The doctor didn't have all my health history from Kaiser and this hampered the effectiveness of the visit. Not certain if this is a Legacy issue or a Kaiser problem.

  Feb 22, 2024
He's very thorough and explains things well

  Feb 20, 2024
This was my first time visit with Dr. Richardson. It went very well and I am looking forward to my next visit scheduled in six months.

  Feb 20, 2024
Outstanding service and care.

  Feb 20, 2024
All experiences good

  Feb 19, 2024
Legacy no longer works with Blue Cross. I will be finding a new provider

  Feb 15, 2024
Great service from first phone call to exiting the office. Short wait time and very personable.

  Feb 12, 2024
Excellent care, thoughtful and attentive. This is a great provider, clinic and team.

  Feb 8, 2024
Dr Richardson was very personable and easy to talk to. I like him very much!

  Feb 8, 2024
The issue I brought up was treated like it was not an issue and brushed over. I still have no answer. The doctor seamed to be uninterested in my problem.

  Feb 7, 2024
Good visit. Discussed medication and conditions.

  Feb 7, 2024
Clear and concise. Friendly and respectful.

  Jan 30, 2024
Very professional and courteous.

  Jan 24, 2024
Clean reception area and examination room. Great feeling of team work and all staff members were friendly and helpful.

  Jan 24, 2024
Great young doctor who is thorough, efficient and flexible.

  Jan 22, 2024
The doctor was friendly and answered my questions. I felt like he wasn't familiar with my last visit concerns. He didn't renew my prescriptions or ask if I still needed them. I sent a message in my legacy and it got done the same day so I was happy about that

  Jan 11, 2024
I had a really nice and comfortable visit with Dr. Richardson

  Jan 11, 2024
Dr Richardson showed the utmost respective and concern.

  Jan 9, 2024
Dr. Richardson and staff are outstanding!

  Dec 26, 2023
Good visit, test completed quickly. All staff were great.

  Dec 20, 2023
Lab gal was very good. I'm not always an easy draw. She had no problems. Very professional and friendly

  Dec 11, 2023
Provider was around 30 minutes late to to an emergent condition that happened in the clinic I had the day off so I wasn't bothered but the entire visit seemed rushed and didn't seem like he truly cared about me as a patient it was very very brief and with my anxiety I didn't feel comfortable pursuing additional care, I had mentioned augmentin hadn't worked for me in the past and without any questions I was just prescribed augmentin again. I feel like there's a possibility I went while he was having a stressful day or something but I'm not brave enough to go and keep trying I'll just go somewhere else

  Dec 7, 2023
First visit with this provider.

  Nov 30, 2023
This was my new patient visit. I received friendly, compassionate care from entire care team. I am very happy I chose Dr. Richardson as my PCP.

  Nov 29, 2023
Polite, efficient Dr and staff

  Nov 22, 2023
My visit was good. I called day before with UTI symptoms have hx. Receptionist didn't try to help with a nurse triage had to wait 20 hrs for appt. Suggested urgent care. I felt very let down

  Nov 22, 2023
Only bad comment is that the cost is prohibitive without health insurance. Over $400 for a 30 minute doctor appointment is quite frankly appalling. I have been going to this clinic for 25 years and am currently shopping for a new place due to the excessive cost.

  Nov 21, 2023
The provider quickly skipped over my blood results, did not ask how I was doing, feeling. Made no attempt to learn about who I was or my history. I was shocked as it seemed his only interest was the pain meds I am prescribed to help me deal with my diagnosed ailments. I do understand the need of the medical community to monitor pain meds and how they are prescribed but I believe this conversation should take place at a later date as this was my 1st appointment with this provider.I don't want to leave Legacy Medical. I would very much like to find a doctor within Legacy. My search for a different doctor is as a result of my previous doctors retirement.All I would ask is that my perscriptions not be changed. I would not object to having a conversation about possible alternatives after getting to know the provider and the provider getting to know me.As I said earlier I was shocked by this first visit lack of a "good bedside manner".I now have concerns about all my perscriptions being a problem. Will someone refill my prescriptions while I make another appointment with another doctor? Are there other doctors taking new patients?Ive tried to the best of my abilities to convey my concerns about this unfortunate first appointment.

  Nov 15, 2023
I complete the online pre check in but then when I checkin at the appt I'm asked to fill out a form that asks the same questions. Don't feel that's necessary. Just a FYI

  Oct 31, 2023
It was one of the best doctors visits I have had

  Oct 24, 2023
Excellent experience with all those involved with my visit.

  Oct 24, 2023
Very good doctor. He is very near the top of my doctors over the years and I'm [age removed].

  Oct 23, 2023
I did refer a friend, however, they were told they were not accepting new patients.

  Oct 23, 2023
All staff members were very courteous and helpful. There were issues with incomplete medical records from last provider, but I don't think this staff is responsible for that- past colonoscopy and Pap smear results could not be found in my record.

  Oct 16, 2023

  Oct 16, 2023
Visit went good helpful to keep checking blood work..

  Oct 10, 2023
Very good

  Oct 4, 2023
ALL good!

  Sep 21, 2023
Dr. & patient have developed a very good working relationship in addressing health concerns.

  Sep 20, 2023
Very positive experience for my first visit

  Sep 20, 2023
Dr Richardson is a great addition to the staff. I have been going to this clinic since the beginning and I have always enjoyed my providers there. His assistant Melinda is awesome. I can't say enough good things about them both.

  Sep 20, 2023
Dr. Richardson exceeded my expectations. He was very kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He demonstrated empathy and encouragement in reference to my recent health journey. He was very thorough in reviewing my chart and acknowledged that I've have been through a lot. He was very patient and made me feel comfortable.

  Sep 19, 2023
Not consistent and not informativeMostly not thorough - never examined me

  Sep 18, 2023
I have already recommended him to one of my adult children and a friend. He listened and responded and took action with recommendations on meds and blood tests

  Sep 18, 2023
Thanks for your professionalism!

  Sep 14, 2023
Dr Richardson is very compassionate & Very Understanding to my needs I would Definitely Recommend to any of my Family & Friends

  Sep 12, 2023
When you call in, it's often difficult to get a response. Especially difficult to get prescription refills for a controlled S substance like Ritalin

  Sep 11, 2023
Doctor running late but personally came in to say he would be in shortly. Great service!

  Sep 11, 2023
Excellent care from this provider. I wish I was allowed a bit more time with doctor, I do tend to feel rushed. I'm very aware of their busy schedule. But sometimes I wish it was possible to book 2 appointments back to back as to allow extra time. Especially for a patient with chronic pain. It would help keep the pain level down. But the doctor was extremely helpful, kind, and professional-in the time allotted. Thanks!