Dr. Richard George, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 65

Neurosurgery

Dr. Richard George, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Lubbock, TX and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University Of Texas At Dallas in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Covenant Medical Center and Grace Clinic at 50th. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Richard George, MD

Grace Clinic

4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy Lubbock, TX 79407
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(806) 744-7223

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Dr. George's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Dr. George treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Spondylolisthesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. George treats Spondylolisthesis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. George's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Tear
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Paracentesis
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

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(806) 744-7223

Dr. George accepts the following insurance:

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. George

4.6

Based on 74 ratings

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1 Star
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I was surprised to see poor results being reported. I felt my late husband received inferior treatment also. He could stand and walk some until he was treated for spinal stenosis, it was a rapid decline from then until his death in 2019. I have wondered for a long time, if something happened during surgery
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zenda Rose Eby – Jul 29, 2021
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I was referred by 2 Dr's because of DR George's supposed competence, as a neurosurgeon. Boy was I wrong! He comes into the room after a week of testing and tells me my case is unusual, I ask Why? He proceeds to tell me, I've got nothing wrong with me. I know for a fact I've got 3 herniated Cervical disks C-456. I am in constant pain, from my neck to my finger tips, both sides. I cant even sign my name anymore. My hands shake, etc etc. I went back to my pain mgmt DR. I proceeded to tell him everything Dr George told me. Let's just say he was more than upset. I was referred out to another Neurosurgeon, who has received all my imagining, and will accept me as a patient. Funny thing, last week I received a letter from Grace Clinic, DR George. He is no longer going to practice medicine/surgeon, due to a neurologic disorder. KARMA!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Gretchen Cervantez – Mar 15, 2020
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Waited over 2 hours to see him after hearing he was the best in Lubbock he was in there 10 minutes to tell me he would refer me to someone else he couldn’t help me. I have been in severe pain for over 1 year with tingling and numbness in my neck and going up my head and face !!!!!! Horrible experience he gave me no answers. Spent over 1 hour to see PA week before just horrible all around
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 23, 2019
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I went to see Dr. George after years of back pain and the last 10 months with so much pain I had to use a cane at some time and could not even sit long enough to go to Sunday School and church. After seeing Dr. George I had a cyst removed and disc clean out. I can walk without pain for the first time in I don't know when. Dr George and his staff are so caring and understanding. They re very thorough in explaining the procedure and the instructions for after surgery. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing surgery. He will even say a prayer for you, which I think is the best thing. Norma Kilgore, Lubbock, Tx. - Oct 2, 2019.
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
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Norma Kilgore – Oct 02, 2019
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Dr. George performed a minimally invasive spinal fusion and the procedure has eliminated all of my sciatic pain. He is a great surgeon and I would highly recommended him!
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
5 people found this helpful
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Tim Jolly – Aug 08, 2019
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I have been able to resume an active life style after lumbar fusion under care of Dr. George. He researched and planned my surgery based on my needs. Giving me confidence to undertake such a risky procedure. My outcome has exceeding all expectations.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Deborah Canon in Wolfforth, TX – Nov 30, 2018
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Not only is Dr. George an outstanding physician/surgeon, but he is also an outstanding person. Very caring of his patients' needs and concerns. He was openly willing to answer any and all questions. He also offered information that we didn't even know to ask since it was our first experience with back surgery. Since completing the surgery, I have been pain free for the first time in years.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Benny Ball in Spur, TX – Oct 22, 2018
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I have so much less pain than I had before surgery. I have virtually no pain. I had a decompression and fusion surgery and 27 hours later I walked out of the hospital under my own power. My recovery is going very well. I'm extremely pleased with my outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Swain – Sep 20, 2018
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As an ag pilot I found myself with a decision to make due to my ruptured disc. Getting out of the plane was difficult, as this was going to be income lost for my family but turned out to be the best decision I have made. Dr. George and his staff not only eased all of my back pain but had me flying again in weeks after the surgery, I am now able to enjoy my job and the gorgeous scenery this area has. Thank you Dr. George and Staff!
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
1 person found this helpful
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Philip Kitten in Lubbock, TX – Aug 22, 2018
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Dr. George has established a practice of excellence which includes his entire staff. Each person thoroughly explained procedures and expectations and put me at ease. I recently had an ACDH to correct a problem in my neck. Dr. George, Sixtus, Bertrand, the nurses and office staff were so pleasant and knowledgeable before and after surgery. I was pleased to find that I had increased strength and improved balance within 6 hours of surgery. There is no one better. I highly recommend Dr. George.
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
No results
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G.Q. Nell in Lubbock, TX – Jun 23, 2018
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easy to understand and he explains everything very thoroughly. He is careful to answer all questions. He gave me literature which was very helpful. He is conservative and does what is best for me. Most of my pain is gone and I am starting therapy.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Thelma Phillips in Lubbock, TX – Jun 21, 2018
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Dr. George was very professional through the complete process. He kept me informed with everything that was happening. He showed concern to make sure I was completely taken care of. I would recommend Dr. George and his staff to any with back issues.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Rodney Lee in Shallowater, Texas – Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. George was very informative and made me feel confident in the medical decisions that I was making.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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kellyann romero in Clovis , NM – May 17, 2018
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I was referred to Dr. George with a ruptured disc with severe pain and numbness. At my initial visit, it was determined that I needed surgery. I was immediately scheduled within a few days. Dr. George performed the surgery and I instantly noticed relief and the numbness was gone. I appreciated the professionalism and skill from him and his office. I would definitely refer my family and friends.
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
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May 12, 2018
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Could not have been more pleased. Everyone was so pleasant, responsive and helpful. Would highly recommend Dr George
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
No results
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James Lanham in Carlsbad NM – May 11, 2018
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When I came to Dr George my pain level was a 12. I had a spinal fusion of L4-5 L5-S1. The day after surgery my pain level was a 8. By the end of the second week post surgery my pain level was a 4-5. Dr George and his staff are always very professional, compassionate and timely at all times. I would highly recommend Dr George to anyone having back issues. He is truly amazing. I am now pain free. I can honestly say I trust Dr George completely.
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
No results
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michelle Ray in Hobbs NM – May 03, 2018
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I would be more than happy to recommend Dr. George and his entire staff for a procedure to assist you in improving your quality of life.
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
No results
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Sammy Ribble in LUbbock Texas – May 03, 2018
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Dr George was so very kind and caring in his treatment for me......he took the time to explain everything to me so that I understood all of my procedures/surgical treatments..... he took the time I needed to make me feel welcome and comfortable when I was not feeling good at all and I really appreciate him.
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
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David Hampton – Apr 27, 2018
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I have had back problems for over ten years and the doctor I had in San Angelo just kept stringing me along. Finally I heard of Dr, George in Lubbock, TX. He did my surgery and was very good and the surgery was a total success! No more pain after ten years! I highly recommend Dr. George to everyone who has back problems! He is good with patients and highly skilled. Don't wait! Do 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
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Joyce Lyles in San Angelo, Tx 76901 – Apr 26, 2018
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Have had excellent care while under his care. I was able to get in for a quick consult when my incision healing was in question. I have had not difficulty in my recovery. I would gladly refer him to my family and friends. exc
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
No results
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David Tanner in Clovis, NM – Apr 25, 2018
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Care Philosophy

<p>We treat all patients like our family members.</p>

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

1988
Hosp for Sick Chldn
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Baylor Coll
Residency Hospital
1983
Baylor Coll
Internship Hospital
1982
University Of Texas At Dallas
Medical School
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What are Dr. Richard George, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. George frequently treats Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Spondylolisthesis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. George treats.

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Dr. George's office is located at 4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX 79407. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Grace Clinic

Lubbock Urology Associates4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy Lubbock, TX 79407
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Covenant Medical Center

Lubbock, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Grace Clinic at 50th

Lubbock, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average