Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 55
  
Dr. Boyer
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Neurosurgical Associates

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920

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(865) 524-1869

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Boyer has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Blount Memorial Hospital and University of Tennessee Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Boyer to book an appointment.


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Dr. Boyer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Practice Areas

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Neurostimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer performs Neurostimulation more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Boyer performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Boyer performs this procedure more than 85% of their peers

Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer performs Brain Surgery more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Boyer performs this procedure more than 71% of their peers

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 22 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Spondylosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Spinal Cord Stimulation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer performs Spinal Cord Stimulation more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Boyer performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Typically treats 58% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Traumatic Brain Injury
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

Cerebral Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Cerebral Hemorrhage more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 80% of their peers

Subdural Hemorrhage
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Subdural Hemorrhage more than 62% of their peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 62% of their peers

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Dr. Boyer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Boyer's Reviews

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Could not take a single 1" step without a Walker for a few weeks. I had to learn to walk again. I can't walk far or stand long. I am still in way more pain than before surgery and it's been years. I wish I chose a different doctor.
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Mar 29, 2020
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I've been going to Dr Boyer for many, many years. I would highly recommend him.He cares for his patients does everything he can before he speaks of surgery.
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Pamelia Jane Ogle in Pigeon Forge, TN – May 31, 2019
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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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Angela Nunnally in Chattanooga tn – May 10, 2018
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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 damage. To this day Dad can't walk very far at a time and is deteriorating by the day. I don't see how this man could have a license. I would never recommend this man to anyone for surgery.
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David Wolfe in Morristown Tennessee – Feb 12, 2018
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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 physician and never did.
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Russell in Maryville, TN – May 04, 2017
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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 their jobs to help others.
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Connie Williams in Newport, T.N. – Feb 07, 2017
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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 telling me that HE had told me that I had "pain syndrome"...for starters, I've never even heard of that, secondly, I only spoke to him for a few minutes ONCE...BEFORE my surgery!
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E. Scharf in Oak Ridge, TN – Nov 10, 2016
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His office staff is terrible, They were suppose to call me the next day for an appointment for my husband and never did, I am still waiting......He is so booked ahead it is very hard to get in and see him. As for Dr. Boyer he is very good if you can get in...
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Linda in Lenoir City, TN – Sep 09, 2016
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Dr. Boyer did a 2 level lumbar spine disc fusion for me. He is an excellent communicator as well as an exceptional surgeon. He also did surgery on my handicapped daughter, with great results. He takes a lot of time in each visit. You may have to wait, but its worth it.
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Bill in Knoxville, TN – Mar 04, 2016
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Dr. Boyer performed brain surgery on me in 2010 for a menegeomi tumor. He explained everything he was going to be doing ahead of time to ease my mind. I received the utmost of care by him and his staff. I could not be happier with the outcome considering the circumstances. I would and have recommended him to everyone who needs this type of specialist.
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Biography

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Boyer has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine, and Neurocritical Care than other specialists in his area. ...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
University Mo Columbia School Med
Residency Hospital
1992
University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

Neurosurgical Associates, PC1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)