After completing his undergraduate studies at California State University, Chico with a major in Biology, he was accepted to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. After completing 4 years of medical training he earned the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine.

Dr. Richer completed a 3-year residency in foot and ankle surgery in New York City and Washington, D.C. His first year was spent rotating through various medical specialties including Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Neurosurgery. His last 2 years of residency focused on medical and surgical care of the foot, ankle and leg, with an emphasis on reconstructive surgeries, wound care, and diabetic limb salvage. He served as Chief Resident during his final year of training, which he completed in 2001.

Following his residency, Dr. Richer studied techniques in peripheral nerve surgery and nerve decompression at the Dellon Institute for Peripheral Nerve Surgery, under Dr. A. Lee Dellon at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Richer relocated to Scottsdale to join a group practice and join his family once his training was complete. He worked in group practice from 2001-2006 before founding the Foot, Ankle & Leg Center. He strives to provide exceptional care of the foot, ankle & leg in a friendly, comfortable and relaxed environment where we treat everyone like family.

Dr. Richer has received the following memberships and accreditations:

  • Member, American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
  • Member, Arizona Podiatric Medical Association
  • Fellow, Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons (AENS)
  • Member, American Professional Wound Care Association

Outside of the office, Dr. Richer enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, woodworking, and scuba diving. He also enjoys photography—mostly on land, but he’s been exploring with aerial drones and underwater shots as well. He is married and has two wonderful rescue canine companions: Gus and Koda.

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