Richard Schulz

Richard Schulz, D.O.

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  • General Surgery

Provider Type: Physician

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Richard Schulz, D.O., M.B.A., is a board certified general surgeon, performing many aspects of general surgery, including: breast, small bowel, colon, gallbladder, hernia repair and more. Dr. Schulz has a special interest in breast cancer surgery, including sentinel node biopsies, mastectomies, lumpectomies, and providing would care.

When asked why he was attracted to general surgery, Dr. Schulz replied, “Like others before me, there was a life altering occurrence that placed me on the path of becoming a surgeon.” While in college, he was working in a hospital and was fortunate to be allowed to attend autopsies and observe the pathologist at work. During one of those sessions, a young man who passed away in a motorcycle accident was brought into the morgue for evaluation. “The young man turned out to be a friend of mine that I had seen only two days prior,” he said. “As a result, I felt myself feeling vulnerable and unaware with what had taken place. Because of this experience, I became more aware of the tenacity of life, its fragility, and overall its importance. As a result, I decided to concentrate on becoming a surgeon.”

Philosophy of Care

“I believe a strong physician and patient relationship to be a vital component in providing optimal care,” said Dr. Schulz. “These relationships are one in which we work together to accomplish a common desired goal and are built on the foundations of mutual respect and dignity. Working together as a team not only includes working with the patients and their families, but also by developing interprofessional relationships with other providers to incorporate all aspects of the patient’s care and their recovery.”

Special Interests and Procedures

Dr. Schulz performs breast surgery (biopsies sentinel node biopsies, lumpectomies and mastectomies), small bowl surgery, colon surgery, gallbladder surgery, hernia repairs, vascular access device placement, upper and lower endoscopies, skin biopsies, wound care, and more.

Dr. Schulz and his wife, Dawn, live in West Branch with their 2 children, while their oldest attends college in Michigan. He enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and solving puzzles. His free time is spent supporting their children who are Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do, as well as being involved in Travel Soccer and High School Softball. Dr. Schulz’s personal interests have been in multiple sports over the years, with weight training as his most predominant. He has held state titles in powerlifting and continues to train regularly.


  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 2002

Board Certified

  • General Surgery


  • English

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Hernia Repairs
  • Lower GI Endoscopies
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Vascular Access Device Placement
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Wound Care
  • Lumpectomy
  • Mastectomy
  • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Breast Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal & Endoscopic Surgeons


"I believe a strong physician and patient relationship to be a vital component in providing optimal care."

Participating Insurances*

  • Morbark
  • United Healthcare Commercial
  • TriCare WPS - Prime
  • TriCare Humana Standard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plus Blue (Medicare Advantage)
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • HAP - Preferred
  • HAP - PPO
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • Medicare Railroad
  • US Health and Life
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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  • General Surgery

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MidMichigan Physicians Group

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