Dr. Richard Orr

Surgical Oncology
Spartanburg, SC
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Spartanburg, SC

Address

101 E Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC
Directions

About

Bio

Richard K. Orr MD, MPH, FACS is a surgical oncologist who specializes in breast diseases, endocrine diseases, colorectal cancer, melanoma and skin cancer. He has wide experience in the surgical treatment of cancer - fellowship trained at the Medical College of Virginia in 1984 after completing his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida in 1982. Dr. Orr practices at the Gibbs Cancer Center with surgical oncologists Barry Hird, MD and Christophe Nguyen MD. He is well versed in minimal access (laparoscopic) and traditional open surgery. Dr. Orr is a clinical professor of surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and has published over 30 articles in the medical literature and presented nearly 100 times at major medical conferences. He is an active teacher in the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center surgical residency (was program director for nine years) and has won teaching awards from the Spartanburg surgical residency and the University of Massachusetts surgical residency. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Orr received a Master of Public Health from the University of Massachusetts - with concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Surgical Oncology

Surgery, Board Certified

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

592 Answers
465 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Depends on 1) overall health and 2) symptoms. Unless a 97 year old is EXTREMELY healthy, I would not work up this goiter unless truly symptomatic. Eve ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
You may be confused: INR is a measure of blood clotting and is often kept at about 2 if you are on warfarin. An INR of 11 would be EXTREMELY dangerous and put you at very ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Not very: On the whole, women who are childless have a higher risk of breast cancer than do women with many children. But that risk is modest. Most childless ... Read More
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Nov 4, 2012
Very thoughtful and erudite answers that that are very helpful in answering patient's questions.
Caring, dedicated, knowledgeable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Orr is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! :) I must have had it a long time! Maybe 30 years ago!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This clarifies things for me. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will see the doctor at the earliest. Thanks a lot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

University of South Florida

Residency

University of South Florida

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Southeastern Surgical Congress
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