Dr. Richards is a resident physician of Samaritan Family Medicine Resident Clinic.
Born and raised in Portland, he earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology from University of California, San Diego and a medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Richards is proficient in Spanish and welcomes Spanish-speaking patients.
He is passionate about preventive medicine and working with society to address alarming epidemics such as chronic illness and childhood obesity. Dr Richards finds working closely with his patients improves both the quality of health for both his patients and the community at large.
Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Richards was a professional percussionist in the Lions of Batucada, a Portland-based Brazilian music ensemble. He performed more than 50 shows with the ensemble, including playing with the internationally renowned group, Pink Martini.
In his free time, Dr. Richards enjoys Latin drumming, playing basketball, swimming, running and spending time with his 2-year-old son.
Medical Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree: University of California, San Diego
Medical degree: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine