Dr. Richard Chua, MD

Dr. Richard Chua, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 52
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Chua, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Tucson, AZ. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Chua is affiliated with Northwest Medical Center.

5860 N La Cholla Blvd Ste 100

Tucson, AZ 85741

Contact Information

(520) 742-7890

Insurance Accepted

  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Spine Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Indiana University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chua has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chua's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chua to family and friends
3.6
based on 21 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chua's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • 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
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Tucson, AZ |
Bad experience, went to see him for severe back pain and left foot tingling and decreased sensation. I was told he did not know why. A couple of years later I saw another provider and novel bvwith difficulty walking, surgery was done but the damage may not be reversed. He did not listen or try to make a diagnosis. I was very disappointed.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Chua does not give out second option. He was highly recommended from his colleagues
in Rodeo, NM |
After trying steroids, PT and finally getting the insurance company to let me have an MRI, I found Dr. Chua after a careful and thorough search of the Internet. After reading the MRI, he found I had a ruptured disk in my lower back. I really can't give enough praise and appreciation to Dr. Chua's expertise and skill. My back pain was instantly gone with about an inch-long scar on my lower back. With no hesitation, I highly recommend him. He's honest, plus just being a neat person.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chua accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chua has admitting privileges

Northwest Medical Center
6200 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85741
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