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Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Anderson

Richard P. Anderson, MD, PC

300 Stafford St Ste 303 Springfield, MA 01104

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Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Anderson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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. Anderson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Spondylosis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 92% 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

Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Anderson

4.3

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
76.66666666666667%
(23)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(4)

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I had lumbar fusion surgery with Dr. Anderson he was very helpful and explained the procedure to me and took his time with me. He office staff is very pleasant and helpful. I would recommend him to anyone.
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All staff, DR. A, PA-c, Jim and office person Erica are all excellent to work with. Jim is Excellent and his expertise and caring manner is exemplary. Dr. Anderson is very professional, explains the risks and benefits of potential needed surgeries. I had a neck spinal fusion and highly reccomend Dr A and MrJim. My only complaint is nurses in pacu(post op) are not up to par of nurses in Other surgi centers( Wason Ave), and Baystate. Need some new enthusiastic nurses c good attitudes Lp
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I had surgery several times in my life and this was the first operation, crushed disc in my neck, that I woke up in Recovery feeling like a million bucks......Dr. Anderson was truly the best surgeon I ever had and I would recommend him to anyone.....I am so thankful to him for the great job he did on my neck.....This was approx. 12 years ago and haven't had one bit of pain since....Thank you Dr. Anderson for everything.....
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Dr Anderson did an awful job on my lower back spinal fushion and I was permanently disabled before I even got on the 1 st time. You know what happened. I wouldn't recommend anyone I know to go to him
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I found Dr Anderson to be excellent, very knowledgeable. He was a through in his examination, worked to get me in to surgery before the 6 week waiting period insurance requires. I was very unhappy with the care of the staff from Mercy hospital. Heather can be very abrupt, unprofessional. After experiencing some of the clientele she deals with, I could fully understand her attitude. Only so many pill seekers, insurance scammers, one can deal with patiently.
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I received a phone call today from Dr. Anderson receptionist for a second opinion for my herniated disc, she proceeded to say you have HNE and you have a deductible and copay of $2000 to meet when you go see him, I said that's incorrect it's only a office visit for a second opinion, she then said this is what you have to pay, I said then cancel my appt I will call HNE about this, she then said VERY RUDELEY fine this is how are office works, and hung up the phone on me, unprofessional office.
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One of the most unfriendly physicians I have ever dealt with. However, I found his assistant to be very caring and extremely knowledgeable. Heather at the front desk was condescending and spoke to me like a ten year old. I would not recommend.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

West Virginia University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1986
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School
1986

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average