Dr. Donald Richardson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 89

Dr. Richardson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southern Pain and Neurological

1200 Pinnacle Pkwy Ste 7 Covington, LA 70433

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Dr. Donald Richardson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Covington, LA. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richardson to book an appointment.

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (9)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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Best neurosurgeon in the southern United states
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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 !!
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Stephanie ROBISON – Feb 19, 2020
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I have been recommending Dr. RICHARDSON for more than 40 years.
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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 wldhrsesrn2me@gmail.com.
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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!
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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
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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. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments....Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1962
Charity Hospital
Residency Hospital
1961
VA Hosp
Residency Hospital
1960
Ochsner Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1958
Charity Hospital
Internship Hospital

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.

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Dr. Richardson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Cervical Spine Myelopathy
may treat

Our data suggests Dr. Richardson may treat this condition. Please call to confirm.

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Degenerative Disc Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 50% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 50% of his peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Epilepsy more than 31% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 31% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
  • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
  • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Familial, Infantile Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Dominant Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Neonatal, Recessive Form
  • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
  • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
  • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized, Susceptibility to
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
  • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
  • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
  • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
  • Infant Epilepsy With Migrant Focal Crisis
  • Intractable Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
  • Pediatric Epilepsy
  • Photosensitive Epilepsy
  • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
  • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
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Herniated Disc
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Herniated Disc more than 60% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 60% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 22% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 22% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Low Back Pain more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Neurostimulation
may perform

Our data suggests Dr. Richardson may perform this procedure. Please call to confirm.

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 55% of his peers

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Richardson treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 12% of his peers

Dr. Richardson treats this condition more than 12% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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normal

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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Scoliosis
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Spinal Stenosis
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Spine Deformities
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Spondylolisthesis
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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 Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylolisthesis

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Dr. Richardson accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Locations

Southern Pain and Neurological

Southern Pain and Neurological - Covington1200 Pinnacle Pkwy Ste 7 Covington, LA 70433
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  • Hours
    • 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
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Southern Pain and Neurological - Metaire3348 W Esplanade Ave S Metairie, LA 70002
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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
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Compare with other Neurosurgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Richardson with our nearby Neurosurgery Specialists at St. Tammany Health System.

Make an appointment at St. Tammany Health System today at (985) 273-5879.

These providers are on the medical staff of St. Tammany Health System.