Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 57

Neurosurgery

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Boyer has extensive experience in Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. 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. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD

Neurosurgical Associates

1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(865) 524-1869

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Affiliated with University of Tennessee Medical Center Knoxville, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Boyer

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Boyer treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Boyer treats other conditions, please contact the office at (865) 524-1869.

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.

Dr. Boyer is experienced in the area of Cranial Neurosurgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Brain Surgery
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High
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Very High
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Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures

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 Disorders & Surgical Procedures specialists.

Dr. Boyer is experienced in the area of Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 57 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
Low Back Pain
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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High
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Very High
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Neurocritical Care Disorders

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 Disorders specialists.

Dr. Boyer is experienced in the area of Neurocritical Care Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cerebral Hemorrhage
Hydrocephalus
Subdural Hemorrhage
Traumatic Brain Injury
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High
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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
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Brain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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 Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chordoma
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniosynostosis, Autosomal Dominant
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • 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 Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstruction for Craniosynos
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Boyer accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Boyer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boyer

3.9

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
62.96296296296296%
(17)
4 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
3 Stars
11.11111111111111%
(3)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
18.51851851851852%
(5)
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I have used Dr. Boyer on two different occasions for spinal stimulator implants. I can’t imagine using anyone else. He has a great bedside manner. He is one of very few doctors that actually takes the time to answer any and all questions that you have about treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Daphne D. – Feb 22, 2022
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As I sit here thinking about my dad and the ten year anniversary of his accident, I can't help but to think about Dr. Boyer. He took a hopeless case and gave us ten years more. I can't thank him enough for his skill and his professionalism. Ten Christmas', ten birthdays, and it was because of Dr. Boyer. Thank you so much.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 28, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
8 people found this helpful
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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...
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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Terri Davis-Drinnon in terridrinnon@gmail.com – Feb 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Richard Boyer, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Knoxville, TN and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Boyer has extensive experience...Read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Boyer, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Boyer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Boyer frequently treats Cranial Neurosurgery, Spine Disorders & Surgical Procedures, and Neurocritical Care Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Boyer specializes.

Where is Dr. Richard Boyer, MD's office located?

Dr. Boyer's office is located at 1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360, Knoxville, TN 37920. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Neurosurgical Associates

Neurosurgical Associates, PC1932 Alcoa Hwy Ste 360 Knoxville, TN 37920
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Boyer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Blount Memorial Hospital

Maryville, TN

62% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% lower than the national average

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, TN

79% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)