Dr. Richard M. Foltz, MD

Dr. Richard M. Foltz, MD

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Neurosurgery | Male | 60 years old

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At North Broward NeuroSpinal Surgery, 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.Read more

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Dr. Foltz's Reviews

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4.1
based on 34 total surveys (9 with reviews)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Foltz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (30)
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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.
Pompano Beach, FL |
His office staff would not even let me talk to Dr. Foltz and I am a surgeon myself trying to do a one on one quick conversation and the staff totally blew me off. Then I said that I would then call a different colleague to refer my patient to and the assistant to Dr. Foltz said, "OK" very flipped as if she did not care one iota. Why does this doctor work in this environment? Terrible staff from the front person answering the phone, to his personal assistant. BE FORWARNED.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
If you are looking for an outstanding surgeon, look no further. As well as being extremely experienced and knowledgeable, Dr. Foltz takes the time to explain your diagnosis, answer all your questions, and prepare you for surgery. I was fearful of having back surgery and put it off much too long. I am very happy with my results. My back is better than new. Don't have surgery without at least having a consultation with Dr. Foltz first. You will be glad you did.
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's Care Philosophy

At North Broward NeuroSpinal Surgery, 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.

Dr. Foltz's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Neurosurgery
  •  Malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 2
    Malpractice Claims

    Dr. Foltz has 2 malpractice claims

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    • Settlement (10/17/2012)
    • Amount or Range: $250,000.00
    • Nature of Complaint: Judicial case 1201199
    • State: Florida
    • Settlement (10/20/2014)
    • Amount or Range: $150,000.00
    • State: Florida
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurosurgery

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
  • 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
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Duke University Program

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Program

    Completed in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Missouri

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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