Dr. Richard Head, MD

Dr. Richard Head, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Head, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Saint Louis, MO. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Head is affiliated with St. Anthony's Medical Center and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles.

10004 Kennerly Rd Ste 391B

Saint Louis, MO 63128

Contact Information

(314) 843-8222

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Brain Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 93% of peers

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  • Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital S Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Clarian Indiana University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Head has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Head's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Head to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Head's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Poplar Bluff, MO |
I believe Dr. Head to be one of the finest Doctors I've ever had the pleasure to know.
in Fairview Hts |
I would NEVER go back there! He is rude and seemed annoyed when we had went in to go over test results. When I asked questions about the diagnosis, he told me "I am the doctor, I know what I am talking about". He rolled his eyes at me several times after asking for more information. His office staff is just as rude. When I called to talk to the office manager about 2 very big mistakes that were made I was told to fine another neurologist! I will gladly be doing that!
Elsberry, MO |
Dr. Head is came off cruel and rude. He called to explain the results of my MRI which indicated I had a stroke. He spoke very quickly and said many other things after that and when I asked him to repeat that i had had a stroke, (a very shocking discovery) he was clearly agitated. I don't recommend him to anyone who desires a patient and caring doctor. He may or may not know his stuff, but no one deserves to be treated poorly when going through a medical crisis.
St Louis, MO |
Dr. Head was polite. Took notes about what I said. Scheduled several tests. Felt follow up was poor. By phone call explained one diagnosis. Did not suggest follow up appointment. Was not specific about results of most tests. Office staff was abrupt at times. I got a second opinion as I felt problems were not addressed.
in St Louis, MO |
Seemed knowledgable about my particular & I'm sure rare case. I was told there was something else happening with me. He did not say what it was or what to do other than to see a phycologist & get an MRI "because insurance would pay for it" I liked him until he evidently didn't like what I had said, therefore, he abruptly walked out of exam room and disappeared! Wow!
in St Louis, MO |
walked in the room to do my test, got right to it with out introducing himself ,no name no hello nothing, super rough not friendly at all. Talked to the nurse the entire time about his personal life, didn't feel like he was paying attention to me at all as his patient, paid more attention to the nurse talking about their personal life. Not professional at all doc. Don't recommend.
in St. Louis, MO |
Absolutely awful. He knows absolutely nothing about Chiari, so if that's what you are seeing him for, please go elsewhere and don't listen to his nonsense.
in St Louis, MO |
Dr Head was very polite, seemed caring, put me at ease. Explained my condition, very patient and encouraging. I have confidence that I am in good hands.
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Dr. Head accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Head has admitting privileges

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles
300 First Capitol Drive
Saint Charles, MO 63301
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St. Anthony's Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63128
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