Dr. Boyd Richards, DO

Dr. Boyd Richards, DO

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Dr. Boyd Richards, DO is a neurosurgery specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

22250 Providence Dr Ste 601

Southfield, MI 48075

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Richards' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Spondylosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Myelopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards treats Myelopathy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richards treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Autoimmune Myelopathy
Spinal Fusion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richards performs Spinal Fusion more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richards performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Richards' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 2
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 3
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 4
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 5
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 6
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 7
  • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry, 8
  • Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Intracranial Vessel Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenting, Intracranial Vessels
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Dr. Richards values are: Excellence – He maintains the highest standards and achieves them by continually measuring and improving outcomes. Compassion – He demonstrates his commitment to world-class care by providing a car...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University of Alabama
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Michigan State University
Residency Hospital
2005
Michigan State University
Internship Hospital
2004
Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1999
University Of Tennessee
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2005
2004
1999

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Dr. Richards' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Richards

4.5

Based on 95 reviews

5 Stars
85.26315789473684%
(81)
4 Stars
3.1578947368421053%
(3)
3 Stars
1.0526315789473684%
(1)
2 Stars
1.0526315789473684%
(1)
1 Star
9.473684210526315%
(9)

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I was very nervous about having my spinal cord stimulator replaced. The doctor, who originally implanted my first stimulator, no longer performed surgery. Dr Richards made me comfortable from the very start! He is extremely knowledgeable & a very calming nature. I immediately knew I was going to be in great hands! On the day of surgery, he came into my room & spent quality time with my husband & I! I formerly worked in an Operating Room. Many of the surgeons I had worked with did not spend ve
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Samer who is Dr. Richards assistant is the best! He goes above and beyond his duty to ensure my prescriptions are at my pharmacy, referrals are completed in a timely manner and emailed to me and phone calls are returned in a timely manner. Dr. Richards is kind and caring and spends a great deal of time with you.
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Dr. Boyd Richards is a very knowledgeable, caring, compassionate, patient, and skilled surgeon. He is one surgeon that gives you as long as you need to talk and explain your symptoms completely. The staff is very helpful and courteous. I would definately recommend him to other patients seeking neck or back surgery.
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I had back surgery by Dr. Richards in Sept of 2018. He gave me my quality of life back. I think the world of him. He explains your procedure very well and he listens to all your questions, and makes sure you understand his answers. I would highly recommend Dr. Richards. Also his staff are the greatest.
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I had back surgery in October, 2018 and just went for my (3) month checkup. Dr. Richards is an awesome doctor, reliable & explains in detail what the surgery entails. I think the world of him and his staff.
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As a health professional myself, I reviewed, got recommendations from the surgical community, and am more than pleased with the quality of health care I received from Dr. Richards and his staff. My surgery went uneventfully and after many failed conservative treatments by other providers, I awoke from anesthesia completely pain free. Dr. Richards exceptional surgical skill is only surpassed by his genuine concern for each patient. I recommend him highly and have already done so many times.
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Dr. Richards did my back surgery and I felt an instant change. Wonderful and helpful office staff. Life changing! Deborah A
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Had neck surgery by Dr.Richards, he was very thorough in explaining all pros and cons, surgery went well, would definitely recommend him, I am also having back surgery by him soon. He came highly recommended. He has a very pleasant personality.
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Two doctors from separate offices, highly recommended Doctor Richards to me to do my spinal surgery. I did my research and learned that he is the best! He has an easy going personality which I loved. After research on my own, I felt like I was in extremely capable hands. He has great people skills taking his time explaining to me every aspect of my surgery. I never felt he was in a hurry with me to get to his next patient. My surgery was a huge success and I'm excited for my future.
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Dr Richard's is excellent. He listens to all my questions. I would recommend him to everyone.
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I feel confident in him.
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Dr. Boyd Richards was very professional, compassionate and attentive with my care. My surgery was extremely successful and uncomplicated. I have no regrets and would definitely recommend him to anyone requiring his specialty. His office staff was extremely helpful with my surgical scheduling and loads of paperwork that needed to be completed for my short term disability requirements. I cannot thank him and his staff enough for making my quality of life much better.
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Dr. Boyd Richards is by far one of the best doctors/surgeons I've ever encountered. He is extremely caring, interested, intelligent, responsive and the surgical outcome EXCEEDS my expectations. Imagine a doctor who cares about your well-being! My family has been amazed by his care and dedication. This was the best team of medical staff I have been around in a long time.
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Dr. Richards is the most caring and compassionate doctor I've seen. He answered all of my questions and spoke to me like a real person. This, unfortunately is somewhat rare when visiting a doctor these days. Dr. Richards was not in a rush to get me out of his office and on my way. I have total trust in his assessment of my condition and the surgery he has recommended. I am so glad that I chose Dr. Richards as my neurosurgeon.
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Dr. Richards was very thorough and explained everything so I could understand it.
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Dr Richards performed a laminectomy decompression and fusion on my father. Being a rehab RN and knowledgeable of the procedure to be performed I was worried to say the least for the well being of my elderly father. Dr Richards was fanominal with his approach and his “bedside “ manner was impeccable. While being honest about the outcomes he placed us at ease and my father came through the surgery better than expected. He was thoughtful and kind and would highly recommend him.
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I really liked Dr. Richards, he found & repaired my aneurysm. I thought I had finally found a caring nice doctor. Unfortunately when a new problem came up & my Drs. wanted me seen by him asap, I was totally blown off & all attempts to talk with him were ignored. He would only communicate through his assistant, who is incompetent & treated me horribly. If a doctor chooses to keep bad staff, it doesn't reflect well on them. Thanks to the way I was treated by his assistant, he has lost a patient!
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So far not so good. Was told at hospital that they'd fill prescription for 2 drugs recommend after surgery. Baclofen was filled at Providence. Oxycodone was not filled at Providence. Prescription sheet was given to me. My local pharmacy, Rite Aid could not fill prescription because the proper dosage level & intervals was not properly designated on sheet. Surgery on Thursday, sheet given to pharmacy on Friday. they called for clarification. none given as of Monday. Still no drugs. I'm in pain!
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The office in Southfield is just dumpy, the receptionists are abrupt to the point of rude, there are no face masks or hand sanitizer to be found, and I had to sit in the waiting room crowded with sick people, over an hour past my appointment time. But when I finally met Dr Richards, I really liked him. He was kind, patient, and polite, and engendered confidence. I would see him again, maybe in a different office.
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Dr. Richards did my back surgery on October 20, 2017. I have recovered so well?? He is the best!! I promise you that!
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Locations

Michigan Spine & Brain Surgeons, PLLC

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Coventry Health Care
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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