Richard T. Martin, M.D.

Richard Martin 45 Salem Turnpike Norwich, CT
Dr. Martin leaving hand center*

Dr. Martin attended Hofstra University graduating with honors in Biology, A Dean's list graduate, he then pursued his medical education, in Syracuse, New York at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. He interned in General Surgery for one year followed by a residency in General Surgery at Baystate Medical Center here in Springfield. Following his Baystate Chief Residency year he spent two years as a fellow in Plastic Surgery at the University of Kansas Hospitals. Dr. Martin then spent an additional year of training as a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Martin is licensed in Massachusetts.

He is on the staff at Baystate Medical Center where he takes call as a member of the Hand Service. Dr. Martin also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office and Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts. At the Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield Dr. Martin is privileged as well.

Dr. Martin is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Hampden District Medical Society, and the New England Hand Society.

Dr. Martin is board certified  in Plastic Surgery and has subspecialty certification in Hand Surgery. His training in Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery brings extensive expertise to his chosen field of Hand Surgery. He has written and co-authored numerous papers and studies. He gives frequent lectures to hand therapists throughout Western Massachusetts. He also helps to educate medical students and surgical residents through his position as a Clinical Instructor of Surgery for Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Martin cares for all topics related to the Hand and Wrist. His special interests in hand surgery include Dupuytren's disease, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and trauma including fractures of the hand and wrist. He treats all aspects of hand ailments, whether by non-operative or surgical methods. Dr. Martin is committed to the people of Western Massachusetts by participating in emergency hand surgery call at Baystate Medical Center.

*As of 09/30/2016, Dr. Martin will no longer be  seeing patients at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts.  As a patient of the Hand Center we would like to assist you in continuing with your care by delivering the same attention to detail and level of care and concern that our patients expect. 

 Dr. Wint and Dr. Wintman are available to answer questions regarding your current treatment or scheduled follow-up appointments.  They will continue to be on call for the office and its patients.  When you call after hours no matter what the situation is, you will get one of them to answer your questions.

 We will continue to keep all patient records and x-rays at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts. Of course, if you would like to request a copy of your records or x-rays to bring elsewhere you may do so concurrent with our usual office policy which complies with the laws and regulations of Massachusetts or Connecticut.  Our staff will be happy to assist you.  Dr. Martin will be at the Plastic Surgery Department at Baystate

 If you choose to follow him to his new location or if you decide to stay  at the Hand Center and you have had surgery or been billed for procedural fracture care   know that if  you are within the 90 day global period.   Your evaluation and management care in the current global period for Dr. Martin is free.  You or your insurance should not be charged for a new patient evaluation, a new patient visit, a consult or even a follow-up visit during the 90 day global period for treatment of the same problem of which you have had surgery or procedural fracture care no matter where you are seen in that 90 day global period for issues related to the surgery or fracture procedure. 

 If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office directly.