Dr. Donald Richardson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 90

Neurosurgery

Dr. Donald Richardson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Covington, LA and has over 65 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University of Louisiana in 1957. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Donald Richardson, MD

Southern Pain & Neurological

1200 Pinnacle Pkwy Ste 7 Covington, LA 70433
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Best neurosurgeon in the southern United states
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 08, 2020
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Dr Richardson performed a bilateral cingulotomy on me back in 1999 due to severe OCD. My life changed as a result of the surgery. I think Dr Richardson is an incredible, smart, compassionate dr. I am so grateful to him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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KJHF – Feb 25, 2020
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The staff is very friendly and caring. Dr.Richardson is the best doctor ever!! He listens to everything you have to say and Dr.Richardson will do what needs to be done.Dr.Richardson cares a lot about his patients. Melanie Dr.Richardsons F.A. Is the best!! Melanie is the one that has to stick me each visit,she knows what she’s doing. The group are all so friendly and honest!! Thank you all !!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Stephanie ROBISON – Feb 19, 2020
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I have been recommending Dr. RICHARDSON for more than 40 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kort Hutchison – Jan 16, 2020
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Dr. Richardson literally saved my life in 1968, his residency was at Tulane. I was 5 years old then. I had an eosynaphyllic granuloma. At 6 a plate replaced the section of skull removed from my head. He did that surgery, as well. I am certain that I have the right Dr. Donald Richardson. I have a stuffed animal from many years ago with his signature. My name, Jamie Temple from Slidell, Louisiana. I would love to speak with him. I have a medical concern. My email is [email protected]
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Jamie in Lafayette Louisiana – Jun 04, 2018
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Exceptional doctor. Wonderful communication and extremely personable. Would wholeheartedly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sandra Christian in Slidell, La – Dec 22, 2017
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Greatest Dr. I have ever been to for my personal heath care. He like a father to me, and takes his time to explain your conditions and options with you!! HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS. Passionate man, He has treated my Mother and Father also
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ronald Lee Hanks in LAke Charles , La. 70611 – Apr 08, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Donald Richardson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Covington, LA and has over 65 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1961
VA Hosp
Residency Hospital
1960
Ochsner Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1958
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital
1957
Tulane University of Louisiana
Medical School
,

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Donald Richardson, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Richardson has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Donald Richardson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Richardson frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Richardson treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Richardson, MD's office located?

Dr. Richardson's office is located at 1200 Pinnacle Pkwy Ste 7, Covington, LA 70433. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Donald Richardson, MD?

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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Herniated Disc more than 58% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 58% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 56% of his peers

Dr. Richardson's conditions and procedures:

  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neurostimulation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis

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(985) 643-4144

Dr. Richardson accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Southern Pain & Neurological

Southern Pain and Neurological - Covington1200 Pinnacle Pkwy Ste 7 Covington, LA 70433
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Southern Pain & Neurological

Southern Pain and Neurological - Metaire3348 W Esplanade Ave S Ste A Metairie, LA 70002
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Compare with other Neurosurgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Richardson with our nearby Neurosurgery Specialists at Saint Tammany Parish Hospital.

Make an appointment at Saint Tammany Parish Hospital today at (985) 273-5879.

These providers are on the medical staff of Saint Tammany Parish Hospital.