Dr. Richard Babkes, MD

Dr. Richard Babkes, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 70
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Babkes, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Ellicott City, MD. He is 70 years old and has been practicing for 43 years.

3290 N Ridge Rd Ste 240

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Contact Information

(410) 730-6911

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst 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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Peripheral Nerve Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

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.


  • U De La Republica, Montevideo
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Jewish Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Babkes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Babkes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Babkes to family and friends
based on 41 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Babkes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Columbia |
I misplaced medical card & was willing to come back in morning with $40 copay.They refused and then added that my appointment would be considered a "no show" & a large fee would be added.My husband was able to send me medical card over the phone.The receptionist told doctor.He was rude & rushed me after he gave me bad news.Would not explain what I had.Told me neuro-surgeon would help & not to come back. No beside manner.Spent 2 minutes with me.No care or compassion,only interested in your money
in Millersville, MD |
My first appointment with him in August, I brought my mother with me because I was getting over the flu. He claimed I shouldn't be driving and should be living with my mom even though my seizures were maintained on medication for over 7 months. I go back again in October to have him send a note to my primary care doctor to say I'm ok to drive because I have other health issues and he could have done that on my last visit. He's rude and doesn't listen.
Columbia, MD |
I have been experiencing bad health since 2012 with several abdominal surgeries. In the last six months, I have had weakness on my left side and have to use a cane. On top of the weakness, I seem to be having short term memory loss and trouble speaking. I saw Dr Babkes and tried to give him my whole history, but he interrupted for his own agenda. Also while he was doing some test such as pulling my arm while I tried to resist, he claimed I wasn't trying. I would have loved for him to listen!
in Gwynn Oak, MD |
I would recommend my Dr. Babkes, MD to my friends and family without hesitation. He is wonderful and have helped me with pain control of one of the worst kind of nerve pain(trigeminal nerve pain). I am able to keep my job and have a life. Highly recommend him oh yes. Thank you Dr. Babkes, MD.
Baltimore, MD |
I am very pleased with Dr. Babkes.
Columbia, MD |
He didn't really listen to my concerns, only spent 10 minutes with me and just wrote me a prescription. After researching the Rx he wrote me, I am starting to wonder why it was ever put on this. Now I am having horrible side effects and he did not seem concerned at all. Not super happy.
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Dr. Babkes accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • 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

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Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
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