Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

First Choice Medical Group

Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon located in Melbourne, FL

Meet Dr. Harrison

Dr. Richard Harrison is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine practicing in Melbourne and Viera, FL. At First Choice Medical Group, Dr. Harrison's practice focuses on total shoulder replacements and replacement revisions, rotator cuff repair, fracture treatment, sports injuries and hand surgery. 

Dr. Harrison joined First Choice Medical Group (FCMG) in late 2013 following a four-month deployment to Kaiserslautern, Germany as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corp. While on active duty and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dr. Harrison served as Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center, and was twice deployed to the Middle East with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by a Hand and Limb Fellowship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City -- which also included training in Melbourne, Australia and congenital hand surgery training at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. At FCMG, 

Hospital Privileges:  

Crane Creek Surgery Center

Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital (Courtesy Privileges)

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

Health First Palm Bay Hospital

Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center

Melbourne Surgery Center

Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne

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,  Office of Richard J. Harrison, MD, FAAOS

Dr. Richard Harrison is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with additional sub-specialty board certifications in Hand Surgery and Sports Medicine practicing in Melbourne and Viera, FL. At First Choice Medical Group, Dr. Harrison's practice focuses on total shoulder replacements and replacement revisions, rotator cuff repair, fracture treatment, sports injuries and hand surgery. 

Dr. Harrison joined First Choice Medical Group (FCMG) in late 2013 following a four-month deployment to Kaiserslautern, Germany as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corp. While on active duty and stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dr. Harrison served as Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Womack Army Medical Center, and was twice deployed to the Middle East with the U.S. Special Operations Command as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison completed his internship and residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, followed by a Hand and Limb Fellowship at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Center in New York City -- which also included training in Melbourne, Australia and congenital hand surgery training at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas. At FCMG, 

Hospital Privileges:  

Crane Creek Surgery Center

Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital (Courtesy Privileges)

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

Health First Palm Bay Hospital

Melbourne Same Day Surgery Center

Melbourne Surgery Center

Wuesthoff Medical Center Melbourne


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  • Vitals

    "Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."

    Courtney
  • RateMDs

    "HE did the surgery with a plate and 9 screws. I had my follow up care...and the surgeons were impressed with his work. I recovered well enough to be back on the job"

    Lori G.
  • Healthgrades

    "By week three, no pain at all. I don't know how that was even possible, but all I can say is Dr. Harrison is my HERO!"

    Tammy O.
  • Vitals

    "I have already had a great experience....we chose the right office, very impressed"

    Verified Paitent
  • Healthgrades

    "He operated on my husband and now he is up and moving again. His assistant Brittney is adorable she is so sweet and helpful great staff all around."

    Verified Patient