Richard H. Alfred M.D.
Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, General Orthopaedics, Trauma
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Alfred.
“He was friendly and to the point. Very efficient yet thorough. Oh yeah, he fixed my problem, too.”
– Karen B.
“Excellent experience. Dr. Alfred was able to diagnose my problem before the MRI results were available. His bedside manner is a pleasure; He truly seems to enjoy working with patients. Dr. Alfred was also willing to fight with insurance company (the preauthorization for surgery was denied) to ensure that I received the necessary care. My experience was truly exceptional.”
– George L.
“Dr. Alfred is a Great Surgeon.The whole team is great. I am looking forward to having additional work done.”
– Michael O.
“Very well received, excellent response to my concerns. Reasonable Care suggestions and long-term care plan.”
– Joseph F.
“I have been a patient of Dr. Alfred's for well over a decade. He has treated me for a variety of joint-related injuries over the years, including arthroscopic surgeries on both knees and both shoulders. My experiences as his patient have been, without exception, exemplary. I have trusted him with my orthopedic health since my first appointment, and will continue to do so (alas, should the need arise!).”
– Jon L.
“The experience was outstanding, every single person I dealt with was professional and couldn't do enough for you.”
– Ken C.
“The receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful, and Dr. Alfred is a sweet guy. He’s friendly and personable. I was in and out in 10 minutes needed a shot of cortisone in my left knee. The shots he gives me give me relief from the pain.”
– Doreen S.
“I had a great experience today at The Bone & Joint Center. The wait time was very minimal; everyone I dealt with was charming and professional. I was in and out of there in less than one hour. I would give my experience with two thumbs up.”
– Lori H.
“My experience today with Dr. Alfred was what I come to count on with The Bone & Joint Center, top notch, and thorough. Left there feeling relieved and confident that the healing process can now begin. Also, Dr. Sullivan was very helpful and thorough.”
– Carol R.
“Dr. Alfred was charming and very thorough. Answered all my questions and listened, knew why I was there, followed through with instructions, and how to take care of my knee. I would not hesitate to recommend him to family, friends, and colleagues!”
– Darlene S.
“Very friendly. Dr. Alfred knew what he was talking about and took great care of our daughter.”
– Rylee R.
“I experienced a lot of related medical trauma as a child and have had many painful experiences involving the simplest of procedures ever since. I went in for knee pain which resulted in the need for draining of fluid, which I was not all too excited for and went into quite a state of shock. The doctor and staff were exceptional at getting me calmed down. Their bedside manner was superb. They made the procedure fast, painless and easy. I could not thank them enough. I think I was still in too much shock during and after the process. I could not be more grateful for their excellent work. Thank you.”
– Andrew C.
– Steve R.
“The doctor was helpful.”
– Sandra N.
“Dr. Alfred is efficient, good sense of humor and very skilled at his profession. Today's visit took care of two issues quickly. Staff was friendly and respectful while keeping the practice pace up to snuff.”
– Gary A.
“He treats me like a person. Very helpful. I would recommend him.”
– Michele J.
“Very friendly. Informative and made me feel comfortable with future results and information.”
– Dan J.
“My daughter had come to The Bone & Joint Center five months ago, and after five months the issue with her knee was still there. Dr. Alfred diagnosed her quick and got her on the road to recovery. I am so thankful for such a knowledgeable, caring doctor.”
– Heidi S.
“Very pleased with my experience. Professional and thorough.”
– David R.
“Dr. Alfred and the entire staff were excellent.”
– Lucille T.
“Excellent low key reassuring manner. He came highly recommended.”
– Barbara E.
“Dr. Alfred was able to determine that my injury was treatable with physical therapy and not surgery, though it was unclear at the time of injury. I appreciate a physician who thinks beyond surgery and finds the best solution for you without cutting first.”
– Patti K.
“I was pleased with every aspect. The entire staff at The Bone & Joint Center were beautiful and very professional. I was impressed by the follow up calls after my surgery it really showed how much the staff cares about their patients. I will recommend The Bone & Joint Center as the best for care and treatment.”
– Steven G.
“Outstanding, Dr. Alfred is the best!”
– Leslie B.
“Dr. Alfred is very thorough and shows great concern. I would recommend his services.”
– James S.
“Everyone was accommodating and friendly. I was in and out quickly. All the staff seemed to work very efficiently together. Dr. Alfred was great.”
– Robert D.
“I came in with an extensive list of questions about my upcoming ACL reconstruction/meniscus repair. Dr. Alfred anticipated and answered every question before I could ask. He was very personable and informative.”
– Gerasimos S.
“Dr. Alfred was very friendly with my 12-year-old, putting her at ease. He explained very clearly what was going on with her ankle. We had a very positive experience with Dr. Alfred and with Rachel who fitted my daughter with her boot after removing the cast. A+”
– Alice P.
“We meet him when my daughter was born & found a hip issue with her. So our family has had Dr. Alfred for over 30 years, he has always been a pleasure to deal with. He has operated on both my knees also. Explains everything you need to know & has followed up after operations & treatments. He also puts parents minds at ease when dealing with children too.”
– William P.
“Dr. Alfred is a compassionate and very knowledgeable physician. He always goes the extra mile to do whatever he can to help is patients.”
– Brenda P.
“I am in the Venus Trial Meniscus Study and have been so pleased with Dr. Alfred's skills as a surgeon. He takes his time to explain and answer questions that I have had. For 12 years I have had problems with my knee and was in constant pain. After working with Dr. Alfred I was able to climb two high peaks without the pain. As a teacher I give him an A+ with a gold star!”
– James W.
“I had hurt my knee and decided to go to the Bone and Joint urgent care. Dr. Alfred did a great job and I was in and out in an hour. Thank you again.”
– Dane C.
“I went to The Bone & Joint Center for a second opinion. I was sent for an additional test to further evaluate my knee. I was so happy that Dr. Alfred looked into my concerns. I wasn’t dismissed and told it was something else. Granted I have work to do on my end, but he found that cause of my injury. Thank you for checking things out. Surgery in two weeks will update the review at a later time.”
– William C.
“Staff was very professional and enjoyed how knowledgeable the doctor was. Dr. Alfred explained his plan and how I was going to get healthy again.”
– Joseph G.
“Very pleasant, made me feel comfortable, very down to earth. I was actually there with a friend, for her appt. And ended up liking him so much, asked if I could make an appt for my tennis elbow. He said he would be happy to see me. So I went to make my appt and instead they said I could see him right then, 10 minutes and I was seeing him. It’s was a quick informative appt. I was in and out in less than 20 mins. Very very friendly staff!”
– Corrie B.
“Dr. Alfred was fantastic, and I think I fell in love with Sam for a moment.”
– Jeff B.
“The provider was very attentive and thorough. Also, your workflow was excellent. I was surprised at how fast I was taken care of and released. I complimented the staff at the time I checked out.”
– Elizabeth G.
“I was a patient a few years ago and loved my experience, so when my daughter needed to be seen for an injury I was so thankful to get her seen by Dr. Alfred as well! Staff is so friendly and helpful! Dr. Alfred is an excellent dr. He is to the point and has a great personality!”
– Brittney T.
“Dr. Alfred was fantastic. Very matter-of-fact. I liked his approach and directness. I appreciated his candor and felt very comfortable putting my knee in his hands. I am very satisfied so far and will recommend him to anyone who asks. He and his team were very professional with a touch of humor, which I greatly appreciated, and they helped me when I had an insurance issue with no hesitation. Everyone from when I walked in to the people in the operating room were top notch, and I am very fortunate.”
– Elena M.
“Dr. Alfred was thorough and personable. He listened to my concerns and gave back choices with pros and cons for each. Can’t believe I went someplace else before this.”
– Scott C.
“Dr. Alfred is very thorough, kind and professional.”
– Kali S.
“Simple toe fracture but was given full attention by staff and Dr. Alfred.”
– Fred K.
“Extremely satisfied w/my experience. Any further issues I may have I will contact Dr. Alfred.”
– John A.
“Dr. Alfred is an excellent Doctor. He is a very popular and sociable doctor.”
– Valerie B.
“Excellent. Look forward to getting an MRI and resolution of my knee problem.”
– Ivor M.
“Once I was checked in, I never had to wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. Staff was very nice. Rooms and waiting area were immaculate. Dr. Alfred spoke to me not a recorder. He answered all my questions and put my mind at ease about recovery time.”
– Ronald S.
“Dr. Alfred was personable, timely, and professional. If you need expertise with a shoulder injury, Dr. Alfred is the best in the Albany area!”
– Nancy T.
“Fabulous as always!”
– Sandy L.
“Promptly seen and my discomfort immediately addressed. Although looking forward to, and hoping for an optimistic outcome from the treatment provided, have already been scheduled for a follow-up appointment to be seen by a physician who specializes in the area that continues to cause me discomfort rather than overlooking it. Thank you to Dr. Alfred for being sensitive to how I was feeling and understanding the pain and discomfort I am experiencing.”
– Rosemarie L.
“Kind, respectful, patient and good-natured.”
– Gary T.
– William R.
“Excellent service treated me with ultimate respect care and concern.”
– Dr S.
“Dr. Alfred is a great doctor and a joy to be around. He has a positive attitude and puts you at ease. I have always found him to be very helpful and informative with whatever I throw at him. I would highly recommend him!”
– Nicole S.
“The physician was very quick on time and realize my problem. I am a nurse, and I knew what I needed, and I didn’t have to tell him. He diagnosed me accurately. I knew if I did not get better, I knew what I would need.”
– Michele N.
“I think Dr. Alfred demonstrates the best of the medical profession with expert medical care, professionalism and caring for his patients.”
– Rose K.
“He is truthful and is right to the point. I love this about him.”
– Joseph F.
“Dr Alfred and I have known each other Personally & Professionally for 30 Years. He is and always well be the best of the best! I have sought his treatment for Knee, Back & Shoulder problems and it always ends the same way. He Visits with you, takes x-rays or MRI and then provides you with the diagnosis and ultimately a Solution to your problem! I have referred countless friends and fellow State Troopers and it's always the same result - All healed and back to your Sport or back to work! Of course I would be remiss to not mention his Humor and Countless stories about our Friends in common. Thank You!”
– John P.
“Dr Alfred is not only a great doctor but a great guy! I am a basketball player who had an ankle injury, not only did he take the time to thoroughly explain my injury but he took the time to show me how I can avoid this same injury in the future. Thank you Dr. Alfred!!”
– Jake S.
“Dr. Alfred took my hardware out of my R ankle....yay!! The Bone and Joint Center is awesome! He dd a great job!! Can not thank him enough!! Thanks so much!”
– Ann S.
“I'm a contractor that repairs and remodels homes. The pains and range of motion in my shoulders have been preventing me from doing certain jobs where I have to work over head. On January 23, 2017 Dr. Alfred repaired my right shoulder. (4) weeks later I already have far more range of motion without the pain. Everyone I've dealt with from Dr. Alfred, his staff, the nurses that took care of me before and after surgery, and the receptionist made this process a pleasant as it could possibly be. This is the 3rd time Dr. Alfred has operated (2 left knee, 1-right shoulder) on me. The time he takes with each patient explaining what the problems are, how they can be corrected and the quality of service from the first visit to last follow after surgery has in my case always been a top shelf. It's for these reasons I will be following up later this year to have my left shoulder repaired by Dr. Alfred and his great staff. To Dr. Alfred and the staff at the Bone & Joint Ctr, thank you very much for all you've done.”
– Glenn M.
“Dr. Alfred has a very warm wonderful personality. He operated on my R knee in January 2016. He did a great job and was very nice to me. Loved his sense of humor..”
– Jean R.
“Over the past decade or so, I have been under Dr. Alfred's expert care for a variety of joint-related issues, including injuries to both knees and both shoulders. Most recently, he successfully treated me for pain in my left shoulder. As always, Dr. Alfred provided me with exemplary care, with which I was completely satisfied. I trust his treatment and his guidance implicitly. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a medical professional.”
– Jon L.
“This is the second time I have been under Dr. Alfred's care. He is top notch abd I highly reccommend him.”
– Desiree W.
“Could not have been happier with the care and follow-up I received.”
– Jodi R.
“Very professional, with a great sense of humor. A great doctor that knows what he's doing.”
– Lance F.
“Great experience, from beginning to end. Courteous professional staff, epidural was perfect, and the facility was immaculate. Dr Alfred did an ACL for me in 1990, and a meniscus in August. Hopefully we are good for awhile.”
– Bruce M.
“Dr. Alfred is my favorite doctor. He is wonderful to me and my needs. He has given me injections and surgery. He's the best orthopedic doctor there is.”
– Nancy V.
“Dr. Alfred and his entire staff are extremely professional and thorough. They did a great job on my knee. I only would recommend them to anyone who needs the best!”
– Andre R.