Dr. Kathleen French, MD

NeurosurgeryFemaleAge 71

Neurosurgery

Dr. Kathleen French, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from BOSTON UNIVERSITY in 1974.

Dr. Kathleen French, MD

French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC

3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104 Fairfax, VA 22031

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3.8

Based on 22 ratings

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My daughter was born with a hematoma pressing on her brain, which was causing her to have severe convulsions. Although that was now 18 years ago, it is because of Dr. French that my daughter is alive and living a normal, healthy life. I have and will recommend her to anyone that I come in contact with. I am eternally grateful for skills and professionalism of Dr. French.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Shannon Allen in Stafford, VA – Nov 07, 2016
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She did a poor job fixing a herniated disk in my lumbar area, what should have been an easy proceedure kept me in the hospital for 8 days, the pain was incredible, when I complained about the pain during a follow up visit she said "you should be fine" and refused to give me anymore pain medication, wouldn't order a follow up MRI or CT scan, here it is 4 years later and I'm facing another surgery, she should retire. In retrospect I should have sued her.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Rich in Kill Devil Hills, NC – Aug 11, 2016
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Dr. French performed an anterior cervical fusion (C3 to C7) and corpectomy (@C6). The surgical procedure was explained in detail beforehand as was the expected course of the recovery. Everything went exactly as planned and I recovered more rapidly that anyone, including two other neurosurgeons, anticipated. It was an aggressive approach, but served me very well and avoided a second surgery to complete the task. She also has a cool sense of humor, which I found very endearing. She's great!
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
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John N. in Davidsonville, MD – May 05, 2016
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The best with perfect recommendations for family and patients. Excellent experience with surgery and daily care after surgery.
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
  • Long wait times
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Ted Schall in Fairfax, VA – Apr 06, 2016
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Excellent care, very knowledge and listens to what you have to say!! Look no more, you just found the best neurosurgeon in her!!
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
2 people found this helpful
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michelle.seagren in Fairfax, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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Dr. French is a highly skilled Neurosurgeon. She operated on my back for Spinal Stenosis in early Nov as I was suffering from burning leg pains resulting from nerve compression. The pains are gone and now 7 weeks later I feel great. If you have a need for spinal fusion or any type of spine-related surgery look no further then Dr. French. She's been practicing for close to 30 years and her skills are excellent.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Phil White in Vienna, VA – Dec 24, 2015
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Biography

Dr. Kathleen French, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA and has over 49 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from BOSTON UNIVERSITY in 1974.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1974
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Medical School

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Kathleen French, MD treat?

Dr. French frequently treats the following conditions: Degenerative Disc Disease, Low Back Pain, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Kathleen French, MD's office address?

Dr. French's office is located at 3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104, Fairfax, VA 22031. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Kathleen French, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Kathleen French, MD holds board certifications in Neurosurgery.

How much experience does Dr. Kathleen French, MD have?

Dr. French has over 48 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Kathleen French, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.8/5 for Dr. Kathleen French, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. French's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Degenerative Disc Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 95% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. French treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 92% of her peers

Dr. French treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Dr. French's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

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(703) 641-4877

Dr. French accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus

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French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC

French Kathleen Brelsford MD PC3020 Hamaker Ct Ste B104 Fairfax, VA 22031
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