Dr. Richard Francis, MD

Dr. Richard Francis, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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Age 53
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Dr. Richard Francis, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University Of The West Indies, Jamaica, Faculty Of Medical Sciences in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.Read his story

9301 Southwest Fwy Ste 600

Houston, TX 77074

Contact Information

(713) 383-7100

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Accountable Health Plans of America
  • Advantra
  • Aetna
  • Affiliated Healthcare
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Francis' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Francis treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Francis treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Francis' conditions and procedures:

Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Spine
Arthrogryposis - Severe Scoliosis
Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
Artificial Disc Replacement
Ataxia
Autonomic Neuropathy
Avulsion Fracture
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Disorders
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Cavernous Malformation of Spine
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Disorders
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical Spondylitis
Cervical Spondylolisthesis
Chronic Neck Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Fractures
Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
Complex Spinal Reconstruction
Complex Spine Disorders
Complex Spine Surgery
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Compound Fracture
Compression Fracture
Congenital Spine Disorders
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc surgery
Degenerative Scoliosis
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
EMG (Electromyography)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fracture
Fracture Care
Gait Abnormality
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hip Sprain
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intra-Articular Fracture
Joint Pain
Kyphoplasty
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Kyphosis
Kyphosis Surgery
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Laminectomy
Limb Pain
Lordosis
Low Back Pain
Lower Spine Surgery
Lumbar Disc Replacement
Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Lump
Malunion of Fracture
Mass
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Morton's Neuroma
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Myelopathy
Neck Injuries
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Pain
Neck Surgery
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuritis
Neurological Injuries
Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
Neurostimulation
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Osteoarthritis
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathologic Fracture
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pediatric Fractures
Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Pediatric Spine Surgery
Pediatric Surgical Procedures
Pediatric Tumor
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinched Nerve
Pinched Nerve in Back
Plantar Fasciitis
Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pseudoarthrosis
Radiculitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
Scoliosis Surgery
Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Disorders
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Cord Surgery
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Infections
Spinal Instability
Spinal Internal Fixation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstruction
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Deformities
Spine Dislocation
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondolthesis
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sports Injuries
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Stress Fracture
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Surgery, Trauma
Thoracic Disc Disorders
Thoracic Disorders
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Total Disc Replacement
Tumor Surgery
Vertebral Fracture
Wear and Tear Arthritis

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Francis is engaged exclusively in the care of Adult and Pediatric Spinal Disorders. This involves deformity correction such as scoliosis and kyphosis, treatment of degenerative conditions of the cervical and lumbar spine, as well as tumors, in...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care

Education

  • 2004
    Rice University-Mba Program
    2004
  • 2000
    Baylor University
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 2000
    Baylor College Of Medicine-Postdoctoral Fellow In Spine Surgery
    2000
  • 1999
    Royal College Of Physicians & Surgeons Edinburgh
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
  • 1999
    Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
    Residency Hospital
    1999
  • 1995
    University Of Aberdeen / College Medicine and Medical Sciences
    Internship Hospital
    1995
  • 1988
    University Of The West Indies, Jamaica, Faculty Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School
    1988
  • 1983
    University Of The West Indies
    Undergraduate School
    1983

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Honors in Pharmacology, 11/1995
  • Scholarship to the Faculty of Medicine, 11/1993

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Dr. Francis' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Francis

3.9

Based on 155 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
21.93548387096774%
(34)

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Dr Francis and his staff have been wonderful. I am beyond grateful for the care I have received from him and his staff.
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The staff is always attentive and responsive. Everything I would ask for in a medical staff.
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Dr. Francis is as knowledgeable and capable as any doctor I've been treated by. I have had issues with my neck and back since a rear-end accident in the 1970's. I have been to orthodontic doctors, chiropractors, and pain management specialists since the late 1980's. Te wait time was a little long...Read More
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I was in excruciating pain prior to seeing Dr Francis. When stretching or bending back the pain in my lower back would make me drop to my knees in pain. After being examined by Dr Francis he determined I needed an MRI. This visit was a follow up and to get the results from the MRI. I wasn’t shocked...Read More
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I had spinal fusion about 4-years ago and never thought I would feel this good or be able to do the things I do! I am completely satisfied with Dr. Francis. Sometimes the wait is long to see him but well worth it. He takes the time necessary so you understand what you need to know. Thank you Dr....Read More
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Locations

Spine Associates

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 6:30am - 7:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 6:30am - 7:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 5:30pm
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
Accountable Health Plans of America
Accountable Health Plans of America PPO
Advantra
Freedom
Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Aetna Test POS
Managed Choice Open Access POS
Managed Choice POS
Managed Choice PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice POS
Open Choice PPO
Affiliated Healthcare
Affiliated Healthcare PPO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna EPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas HMO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas POS
Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Commercial EPO
Commercial HMO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna EPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna POS
Healthcare of Louisiana
Open Access
Open Access HMO
Open Access Plus
Open Access Plus PPO
Open Access POS
Select Network HMO
Select Network POS
Select Network PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Care Network
CorVel
Worker's Compensation WC
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Evolutions Healthcare Systems
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Worker's Compensation WC
Galaxy Health Network
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Net
Healthcare Select
Healthcare Select PPO
HealthSmart
HealthSmart PPO
Humana
Humana HMO
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network POS
Principal Life
Texas True Choice
Texas Workers' Compensation
Texas Workers' Compensation WC
Tricare
UniCare
UniCare PPO
UnitedHealthCare
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Premier HMO
AARP Medicare Complete Value HMO
Basic PPO
CarePlus
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
Choice Plus Test
Choice Plus Test EPO
Choice Plus Test HMO
Choice Plus Test POS
Choice Plus Test PPO
Commercial HMO
Community Plan
Compass
Copay Select
Core PPO
Optimum Choice HMO
Options
Options POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare POS
PacifiCare PPO
Select Plus EPO
Select Plus HMO
Select Plus POS
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO
United Healthcare West
Worker's Compensation WC
USA Managed Care Organization
WellPoint
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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