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Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Boyer

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Boyer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. Boyer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Cord Stimulation
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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

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

Bone Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Boyer treats Bone Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Boyer treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

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
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • 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
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.

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
1992

Awards

Dr. Boyer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boyer

3.9

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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1 Star
17.391304347826086%
(4)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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    • 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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