Richard T. Bouché D.P.M.

 Richard  T. Bouché D.P.M.
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  • English


  • Orthopaedics (Foot and Ankle)
  • Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine


Dr. Bouché is a Sports Medicine podiatrist who specializes in lower extremity sports medicine and foot & ankle surgery. He has been in practice in the Seattle area now for 34 years.

He is a fellow in the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery in 1986 and recertified in 1996. 

Dr. Bouché presently serves as Special Editor (in Sports Medicine) for the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and is a 30+ year member of the American College of Sports Medicine and fellow & past president of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.

He serves on the residency training committee for the Northwest Podiatric Surgical Residency Program at Swedish Hospital. He also serves on the SMC Executive Committee as Chief of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery.

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide patients with the best medical care for their lower extremity problem. This will include accurate diagnosis and efficient/effective treatment options consistent with patient’s goals to allow prompt return to an active/athletic lifestyle.

Clinical Interests

He has special interests in use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for chronic tendon problems, exercise-related leg pain, posterior heel pain, lesser MTPJ instability and sesamoid disorders of the great toe joint.

Present research interests include: new surgical procedures for chronic sesamoidopathy of great toe joint, plantar plate repair for lesser MTPJ instability, conservative & surgical treatment for 5th metatarsal base fractures, chronic muscle soreness (new undescribed leg disorder), running in active/athletic patients w/ 1st MTPJ fusion.


Institution Credential Year
William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine Medical Education 1980
Kindred Hospital - Seattle Residency
Degree Institution Year
DPM Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine 1980

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Podiatry 1986