Dr. Richard Bedlack, MD

Dr. Richard Bedlack, MD

Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Richard Bedlack, MD is a neurology specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in neurology.

932 Morreene Rd

Durham, NC 27705

Contact Information

(919) 668-7600

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Difficulty With Walking
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gait Abnormality
more than 80% of peers
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Bedlack's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Bedlack "I grew up in a small town in central Connecticut and attended college at William and Mary in Virginia. I returned to Connecticut for an MD and a PhD in Neuroscience. Finally I came to Duke where I completed my medicine internship neurology residency neuromuscular fellowship and masters degree in clinical research science. I am currently an associate professor of medicine/neurology at Duke director of the Duke ALS Clinic and chief of neurology at the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I have won awards for teaching and for patient care including: best neurology teacher at Duke; Health Care Hero; Strength Hope and Caring Award; Americas Best Doctors; the American Academy of Neurology's Kenneth M. Viste Jr. MD Patient Advocate of the Year Award and the ALS Association's Rasmussen Award for ALS Patient Advocate of the Year. I have received research grants participated in clinical trials and published more than 70 articles. I am also a past chair of the North American ALS Research Group and leader of the international ALSUntangled program which utilizes social networking to investigate alternative and off-label treatment options for patients with ALS. I live in Durham with Shelly my wife and two mischievous kittens."
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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

2  Board Certifications

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

40  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Bedlack has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Bedlack's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bedlack to family and friends
6 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Bedlack's 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 (1)

How anyone could leave anything less than 5 stars for Dr Bedlack and the entire Duke ALS Clinic is beyond me. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on ALS and motor neuron disease, his bedside manner is as good as you could ask for, his clinicians and staff are experts, the office is both...more
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