Dr. Richard George, MD

Dr. Richard George, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 60
(47)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard George, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Southwestern and specializes in neurosurgery.

4515 Marsha Sharp Fwy

Lubbock, TX 79407

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. George performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. George "We treat all patients like our family members."
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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
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • 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
  • Ear Disorders
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Southwestern
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Baylor Coll
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Toronto Faculty Med Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hosp for Sick Chldn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. George has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. George's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. George to family and friends
4.6
based on 47 total reviews (16 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (47)

  • 5
    (41)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. George's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

in Lubbock
Dr. George did my fusion of the L 4 and L 5 it is the best thing I have ever done health wise. He is so kind and he will tell you exactly what is going to happen every step of the way. He entire staff is willing to help in any manner possible.
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in Lubbock, TX
Dr. George has performed 2 surgeries on my back in the last 10 years. Prior to that, he recommended a special type of PT that kept me out of the OR for about 12 years. He is kind, honest and gives a straightforward diagnosis and then explains it using MRI's, etc. Understanding exactly what the...more
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in Alamogardo,N.M.
We live in Alamogorodo,N.M and traveled to Lubbock because Dr.George and his staff was excellent. I had back surgery and have never felt better after surgery. He’s an excellent dr. The nurses at Grace hospital was great, too. I had suffered a very long time with back pain and was afraid of having ...more
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in Slaton
I would readily recommend Dr. George to my family and friends. He is very professional but yet makes you feel at home. He explains procedures if you are in need and also tries to use as non-invasive procedures as possible. He also tries to use other methods to treat your problem such as different...more
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in Lubbock, Tx
Best experience with surgery ever! This man knows what he is doing and made me feel better instantly. Although I have a little residual pain after 6 weeks the debilitating, miserable pain is gone. I would recommend Dr. George to anyone who needs help. Old school but up to date practice. Love the...more
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