Dr. Richard Kovar, DO

Dr. Richard Kovar, DO

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(38)
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Dr. Richard Kovar, DO is a neurology doctor who practices in Fort Gratiot, MI. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Kovar is affiliated with McLaren Port Huron and St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron.

3825 24th Ave

Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Priority Health
  • State Farm

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Tension Headache
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more than 99% of peers
Restless Leg Syndrome
very high
more than 97% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • educate each person about their condition so they better understand what is happening to them
  • address the underlying problem as much as possible and not just cover up symptoms with medication
  • work with each patient to develop a plan that works for them
  • treat everyone with the respect that they deserve
  • provide and explain options of treatment for each person's condition
  • avoid unnecessary testing when possible
  • work with and communicate with the patient's other health care providers
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry*
  • Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry*
100

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Head Trauma
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscular Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Neurotransmitter Imbalance
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Nystagmus
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Ocular Myasthenia Gravis
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shingles
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Visual Migraine
  • Weakness

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Procedures

  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Hunter College, Manhattan, Ny
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • State University New York At New Paltz
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Oakland General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Oakland General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University At Albany
    Other Education | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kovar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kovar's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kovar to family and friends
4.8
based on 38 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Kovar'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 (5)
in Port Sanilac Mi |
How lucky for us that our health care provider recommended Dr Kovar. He is professional, engaging, compassionate and kind. He has helped me every time I have gone to see him. He was the only Physcian who could help me with my Occipital Neuralgia. When I was in a crisis with my Occipital Neuralgia and called his office that fit me in right away. I don't mind waiting to see Dr Kovar I know that he has emergencies , as far as I am concerned Dr Kovar walks on water!
Oak Park, MI |
Very pleasant, experienced and knowledgeable physician who actually cares and not only treats his patient's but takes the time to actually listen to them. A rare find a physician with excellent bedside manner and knowledge. I would highly recommend him!
in Port Huron, MI |
Dr. Kovar is a migraine specialist, and will not stop until he finds something that works. As a D.O. he is knowledgeable of how the body works, and seeks some natural resolutions. (Not just a pill pusher) He is kind and compassionate and never rushes through an exam.
in Port Huron, MI |
I have been a patient of Dr. Kovar's for two decades. I am so blessed to have such a caring, kind, gentle, and attentive neurologist. Dr. Kovar always takes the time to discuss and explain everything and dedicates time to you when he is treating you. His office staff are very friendly, kind and compassionate. I have struggled with migraines since childhood. Dr. Kovar has stuck by my side and truly treats me with dignity, respect, and compassion.
Holly, MI |
Doctor Kovar was kind, gentle, patient, compassionate, truthful and put things in a simple language that we could understand. He gave us all the facts we needed to make decisions going forward in our care and treatment.
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Dr. Kovar accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care Network
    Blue Care Network Advantage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred
    Community Blue PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare Plus Blue PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority Health PPO
  • State Farm

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Hospitals where Dr. Kovar has admitting privileges

McLaren Port Huron
1221 Pine Grove Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron
2601 Electric Ave
Port Huron, MI 48060
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