Dr. Grant Skidmore, MD

Dr. Grant Skidmore, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
(24)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Grant Skidmore, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Norfolk, VA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.

6261 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 200

Norfolk, VA 23502

Contact Information

(757) 625-4455

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Skidmore performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences College Of Medicine, Uams, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • University Ark
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Ark
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skidmore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Skidmore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skidmore to family and friends
3.7
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Skidmore's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Elizabeth City, NC |
Dr. Skidmore did a lamenectomy on my L1/S5 due to a crack, spinal stenosis, Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis. I use to have excruciating pain all up and down the left side of my back and leg. After the surgery I do not have the pain from before but I do have numbness and tingling in my left leg. I guess this is common and will subside/go away over time. It’s only been a few days since surgery so I’m still in pain from the incision. Taking my meds and resting. Not overdoing it.
in Chesapeake, VA |
I went to Dr. Skidmore, and he made me feel comfortable about having the surgery and my surgery was a success! His staff was the best. He was a godsend, considering I was a difficult patient.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Skidmore and his entire team is one of the best. Due to a very serious accident in 1998 (I was stopped on the highway and was rear ended by a large pickup going about 50 mph) I have had to have five separate surgeries. The latest one in April 2017. All by Dr.Skidmore. everyone was a success. I strongly recommend Dr. Skidmore to anyone needing spine surgery. His team works miracles. I am so thrilled he was recommended by my family doctor after I had me accident.
in Virginia Beach, VA |
I had a back injury and when it comes to neurology you need someone who is cautious and that is Dr. Skidmore. He is thorough and provides all options before recommending surgery. Ultimately I needed surgery and I feel I had the best surgeon in the business. I have recovered completely and am grateful to Dr. Skidmore.
in Norfolk, VA |
am rating this a 1 for several reasons. First, it took them almost an hour to call me back for my appointment. The Physicians Assistant I saw told me he was going to give me better medication for my pain, however when I left I had nothing. I called 5-10 minutes later asking if my prescription was sent to my pharmacy, and the lady I spoke to said that the PA never said anything about medication. I could go on and on. WORST DOCTOR'S VISIT EVER. This place is a sideshow.
in Williamsburg, VA |
Dr. Skidmore is a very skilled surgeon and I would not trust anyone else to touch my back. My only complaint are the wait times, but it is because he does take time with his patients.
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Dr. Skidmore accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Skidmore has admitting privileges

Bon Secours - Depaul Medical Center
150 Kingsley Ln
Norfolk, VA 23505
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Chesapeake Regional Medical Center
736 Battlefield Blvd N
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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Sentara Leigh Hospital
830 Kempsville Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
1060 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
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