Physician Directory

Physician Directory

Choose a Community Healthcare System Physician or Allied Health Professional!

We are pleased to offer personalized assistance to help you select a healthcare provider. Our free physician referral service is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm by calling 219-836-3477 or toll-free 866-836-3477. Assistance is available in English and Spanish. You may leave a message during off hours.

Ralph Richter, M.D.

Hand Surgery

Ralph Richter

Accepts new patients. (Subject to change at any time. Please contact office to verify.)


Hand Center of St. Catherine's
4320 Fir St.
Suite 303
East Chicago, IN 46312
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(219) 392-1215

Medical/Graduate School:

University of Cincinnati


Meridian Huron Hospital


University Hospital


Detroit Medical Center; Hand Surgery

Number of Years in Practice:



Hand Surgery

Board Certification(s):

Hand Surgery


St. Catherine Hospital
4321 Fir Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
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Medical Interests
and Procedures:

Artery Repair
Carpal Tunnel
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Hand Surgery
Ligament Injury/Repair
Micro Surgery
Micro Vascular Hand Surgery
Nerve Repair
Tendon Injury/Repair
Trigger Finger

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All information you provide by telephone for physician referral is considered confidential and will not be provided to any third parties. This physician referral is a free service. Referrals are made based on your individual needs and we use a rotational selection process to match physicians to your needs. All physicians who have chosen to participate are in good standing on medical staff of our hospitals and have indicated they are accepting new patients. Priority for physician referrals is given to those physicians who are employed by our Hospitals.