Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
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Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 524-1869

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Broken Neck
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Boyer'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • University Hosps and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Mo Columbia School Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Boyer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boyer's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Boyer to family and friends
23 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (3)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Boyer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Boyer did level 4 neck fusion on me Dec 2016 He did amazing job.Have had no problems at all. Surgery was not easy to recover from but he is a great surgean. My surgey lasted 7 hours. Thank you Dr. Boyer!????
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Dr. Boyer did a discectomy on my dad. After the surgery dr. Boyer appeared to be either doped-up or very much in need of sleep. My dad was in much more pain after the surgery and continued to be that way. Dad refused to go back to have any other procedure done because of being scared of further...more
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Dr. Boyer seems good. There are far too many hoops to jump through to get an appointment. Evidently, business is good for this medical group because the front office staff can afford to treat people rudely and with disrespect! They do not care! They were supposed to refer me to a pain management...more
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Is very nice and talks so you know what he is saying. He helped me, I couldn't walk and he did my surgery. I'm walking now and now my children are grown and they didn't have to help. They were able to be children and I took them to ball games to cheer or play. GOD bless the team of Drs. that do...more
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I met the man once, for about 5-10 minutes right before surgery in March 2014. Other than that I either saw an NP or a PA. I would have liked to have spoken to the actual doctor and asked my questions to him. When I complained that my post op pain wasn't being managed well, I received a letter...more
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