Dr. Richard George, MD

Dr. Richard George, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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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

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

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

Dr. George's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. George "We treat all patients like our family members."

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

4.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. George to family and friends
50 total reviews (19 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (51)

  • 5
    (45)
  • 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 (19)

DR. GEORGE DID A FANTASTIC JOB IN EXPLAINING ALL PROCEDURES AND MY SURGERY WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL. I WOULD RECOMMEND DR. GEORGE TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING BACK PROBLEMS.
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I was referred to Dr. George because of severe and chronic lower back pain. He performed a new lateral entry procedure. I spent one night in the hospital and was up walking the next day, and also went home that same day. I'm now 6 weeks out and I'm so glad to be feeling better than I have for...more
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January 4, Dr. George did surgery on my back. Prior to surgery, I had severe pain shooting down my legs, tingling and numbness in my feet and hands. It hurt to walk down hills and stairs. Last summer our family went on vacation and the last day I was in a wheelchair. Thank you Dr. George for my...more
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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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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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