Dr. Richard Foltz, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
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Dr. Richard Foltz, MD
Dr. Richard Foltz, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boca Raton, FL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Foltz is affiliated with West Boca Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center, Westside Regional Medical Center and Broward Health North.

670 Glades Rd Ste 200

Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Dr. Richard Foltz, MD

Dr. Richard Foltz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • 46 More

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 69% of peers
Herniated Disc
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more than 68% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
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more than 65% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Foltz "At Florida Spine Associates, our mission is to provide our patients with comprehensive neurosurgical and specialized spinal care utilizing best practices and the latest technological breakthroughs to ensure the best outcomes. Our highly trained staff and award winning Physician are committed to providing a patient centered experience that provides a continuum of care in collaboration with our referring physicians."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • 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
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • 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

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/20/2014
    Amount or Range: $150,000.00
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

  • University of Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Duke University Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Duke University Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Foltz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foltz to family and friends
4.2
based on 42 total reviews (16 with comments)
Dr. Foltz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (16)
in Delray Beach, FL |
Excellent surgeon and diagnostician
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Do not use this surgeon. This foul mouth braggart operated on my back and injured the nerves in my left leg and I now have drop foot. This causes me to have to use a walker and cane for the rest of my life. I called him about this problem with no return calls to help me. This is not the first time this guy has had complaints against him. I have contacted lawyers about this situation and they are very aware of this surgeon and of his poor operating skills. Again stop, beware of this surgeon.
in Delray Beach, FL |
My name is Diane C. I found that Dr. Richard Foltz is knowledgeable, courteous, compassionate, has a good sense of humor makes you feel relaxed. I have a lot of faith in him. I would definitely refer him to my neighbors and friends. I was referred to him by Delray Beach Hospital. He sent me for an MRI and found out the problem with my back was a fractured vertebrae.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Fabulous experience. I have never met a doctor as knowledgeable and compassionate. Don't have spinal surgery until you have a consultation with Dr. Foltz.
in Delray Beach, Florida |
my wife had serious spine surgery. Dr. Fold was her surgeon. I'm certainly not an expert on spine surgery but from the results of her operation and his caring, plus the information and nature of the operation he explained to us before and after the surgery I can certainly state that he is one great doctor. If you or any family member needs this type of surgery be sure to talk to Dr. Folk.
Pompano Beach, FL |
Staff is just horrible. No return calls and appointment scheduling is the worst. Front desk staff is really a joke. After visit no follow-up.
Pompano Beach, FL |
The office staff at this office are completely disrespectful. They cancel appointments and don't have the decency to call the patients and tell them . Trying to get someone to call you back is impossible, and then finally after calling 4 times to speak to office manager, she hung up on me once I tried to discuss this with her. Patients should be respected and this office doesn't allow for that at all. The doctor should really do something about the way his office is run.
in BOCA RATONN, Florida |
I marked 5 stars, not 4. Please correct it.
in FL |
18 months and 4 Doctors later God Sent me Dr. Foltz. Within 30 minutes he found my diagnoses and on 2/27/17 I had ACDF Fusion Surgery. After my surgery he as well as myself was very emotional. He reported my conditional was worse then he thought. He was emotional because I have been in pain and no one took the time to care for me. Amazing surgeon and now a part of my family. He is God sent. If you do not see him in this light you never were a patient of his or your not use to the truth.
in Deerfield Beach, Florida |
Without question, Dr. Foltz is the best doctor I have ever dealt with! He spent over an hour explaining my condition and his plan to rectify it. The complicated surgery he performed was successful. He has an amazing bedside manor and phenomenal sense of humor allowing him to put the patient at ease in the most difficult of situations. I highly recommend Dr. Foltz.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Dr. Foltz is amazing! He has an outstanding "bedside manner" and spends enough time with you to actually listen and address your concerns. I spent years in pain before finding Dr. F and wasn't really living, just existing. In April, he completed a lumbar spinal fusion for me and there has been no looking back. I am truly grateful to have found Dr. Foltz.
in miami fl |
I believe this is one of the best doctors around and I would recommend Dr.Foltz to any who needs a good doctor he spends lots of time with each patient and has made me feel very comfortable because before seeing Dr Foltz I hade lost hope that there were any good doctors around
in Parkland, FL |
Terrible experience with the doctor and his office. couldn't get my records when I needed to switch to a more competent doctor.
in Delray Beach, FL |
Dr. Foltz operated on me twice for cervical fusions. Once in 2000, and the 2nd time in 2013. I was in agonizing pain in 2000 for 8 months before I was referred to him. He spent 2 hours with me and I knew immediately that I could put my life in his hands. When I woke up from the surgery. I thought I died and went to heaven because I was totally pain free. That's why I searched him out so many years later when I realized I needed another cervical fusion. I trust him with my life!!
in Ft. Lauderdale, FL |
He is amazing. he saved my life.
in Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Unfortunately, this (dare I call him) doctor performed surgery on my father. Now in chronic pain and essentially incapacitated. Uncaring and callous about the terrible outcome. Would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
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Dr. Foltz accepts 60 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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    Choice POS
    Choice PPO
    Commercial HMO
    Elect Choice
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nevada POS
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    Beech Street (Multiplan) POS
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  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Foltz has admitting privileges

Broward Health North
201 E Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
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Northwest Medical Center
2801 N State Road 7
Margate, FL 33063
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West Boca Medical Center
21644 State Road 7
Boca Raton, FL 33428
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Westside Regional Medical Center
8201 W Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324
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