Dr. Richard George, MD

Dr. Richard George, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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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

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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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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

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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

56  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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23  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 to recommend Dr. George

4.7

Based on 67 reviews

5 Stars
91.04477611940298%
(61)
4 Stars
1.492537313432836%
(1)
3 Stars
2.985074626865672%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
4.477611940298507%
(3)

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What People Say About Dr. Richard George, MD
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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.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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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.
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Rodney Lee in Shallowater, Texas – Jun 02, 2018
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