Dr. Richard Anderson, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Anderson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

New England Endocrine and Thyroid Center PC

299 Carew St Ste 323 Springfield, MA 01104

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(413) 732-9600

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baystate Franklin Medical Center and Cooley Dickinson Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Anderson to book an appointment.

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Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Baystate Franklin Medical Center Greenfield, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

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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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Low Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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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
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Anderson treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Anderson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Anderson's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • 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 Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Tufts PPO
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Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare
WellCare PPO
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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Anderson

4.4

Based on 31 ratings

5 Stars
77.41935483870968%
(24)
4 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
12.903225806451612%
(4)
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Dr Anderson is a great neurosurgeon he gives you options before surgery. But when it is something that needs to be done he tells you. He has a great staff and is a excellent surgeon. I have had 3 spine surgeries all done by him. With excellent experience and out come
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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Bill – Jan 20, 2021
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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.
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
7 people found this helpful
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Feb 14, 2019
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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
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
5 people found this helpful
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Linda Paquette RN, BSN, LNC/ Patient in Hampden, MA – Nov 12, 2018
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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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Patricia Potter in Lake Pleasant, MA – Feb 26, 2018
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
5 people found this helpful
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Apr 18, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 22, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
3 people found this helpful
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Springfield, MA – Feb 17, 2017
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Cindy in Russell, MA – Feb 01, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Anderson, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery

Education

West Virginia University Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1987
West Virginia University Hospitals Ruby Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
1986
University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Richard Anderson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Anderson frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Anderson treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Anderson, MD's office located?

Dr. Anderson's office is located at 299 Carew St Ste 323, Springfield, MA 01104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Anderson, MD speak?

Dr. Anderson speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

New England Endocrine and Thyroid Center PC299 Carew St Ste 323 Springfield, MA 01104
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Anderson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baystate Franklin Medical Center

Greenfield, MA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average