New ER Physician Joins DCMH


Carl R. Richards, MD from Parma, OH recently joined the Emergency Department at Delta County Memorial Hospital. He and his wife are familiar with this part of the country as both are from American Fork, UT and fell in love with the mountains and mesas around Delta.

Richards attended the University of Utah earning a B.S. degree Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering, with a Minor is Chemistry. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

From 2011 until his relocation to Delta, he was with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center Emergency Department and Cleveland Clinic Emergency Department. This is one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Northeast Ohio with over 100,000 patients each year. Dr. Richards also served as a Lifeflight physician for Cleveland MetroHealth.

Dr. Richards had an opportunity during his residency in Ohio to work in the only Level 1 trauma center in the area, and cared for patients such as shooting victims or those in auto accidents, as well as the usual Emergency Department patients. Working at Cleveland Clinic, he also saw many once in a lifetime conditions in patients such as a male patient in his mid 40's with unrepaired heart defects that are normally repaired at birth, as well as multiple patients who each had two to three organ transplants.

He also has extensive training in ultrasound and is certified as an ultrasonographer. Dr. Richards was commended for excellence in ultrasound during his residency. He is fluent in Spanish and served in a medical service mission to the Honduras in 2011. Dr. Richards served as a medical translator between physicians and their patients during his college years, and also during medical school as a medical interpreter.

He is a member of the, American College of Emergency Physicians, Ohio Chapter of ACEP.

Dr. Richards is married with one two year old daughter.