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Joshua C. Richards, M.D., M.P.H.Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Specialist

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Dear Valued Patient,

Dr. Richards would like you to know that he is leaving Golden State Orthopedic & Spine to open a new practice with locations in Pleasanton and Emeryville.

Starting February 1st, 2023, Dr. Richards will be seeing patients at the Stanford Orthopedic clinics located at:


5275 W Las Positas Blvd
Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Stanford Orthopedics

6121 Hollis Street
Suite 900
Emeryville, CA 94608

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Dr. Richards would be honored to continue providing you orthopedic services at his new Pleasanton and Emeryville locations. If you wish to make an appointment to see Dr. Richards, you can call 925-272- 2860 or 510-974-2800.

If you decide to stay with Golden State Orthopedic & Spine, our team will be happy to refer you to another physician who can continue to manage your musculoskeletal care.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your appointment for registration and to fill in a health questionnaire.

When you come for your appointment please remember to obtain and bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or a valid ID
  • Insurance information
  • Referral Letter (if required)
  • Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans etc. and any other relevant information
  • List of medications (if any)

If you need to cancel an appointment

Telephone the office during business hours and allow at least 1 days’ notice so that we can offer your appointment time to patients on our waiting list.

We recognize that your time is valuable, and we make every effort to run on time. Occasionally emergencies or patients require a little more time, and these cause scheduling delays beyond our control. We apologize if we keep you waiting.