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Dr. Richard Kovar, DO

Neurology ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Kovar

Port Huron Neurologic Associates, P.C.

3825 24th Ave Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

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(810) 982-0100


Dr. Richard Kovar, DO is a neurology specialist in Fort Gratiot, MI and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990 and specializes in neurology and osteopathic manipulative therapy.


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Dr. Kovar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Tension Headache
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovar treats Tension Headache more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kovar treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Brain Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovar treats Brain Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kovar treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Essential Tremor
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kovar treats Essential Tremor more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kovar treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Essential Tremor

Dr. Kovar's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Botox® for Blepharospasm
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Botox® for Upper Limb Spasticity
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Head Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Head Trauma
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migrainous Vertigo
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Muscle Hypertonia
  • Muscle Pain
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • 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
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Visual Hallucinations
  • Visual Migraine
  • Weakness

Dr. Kovar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kovar

4.6

Based on 45 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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Incredible doctor. Several doctors did not know what was wrong with me. But Dr. Kovar did: severe occipital neuralgia due to cervical arthritis. He spent an hour with me for the initial evaluation. He had a comprehensive plan: phsio, meds and injections. I had immediate short term relief. I had long term relief with injections. Did not need another one for three years. He is a great doctor. He even sent a two page letter to my doctor outlining my condition. Adrian is a great physiotherapist.
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Wait time was the pits but worth it. Dr. Kovar spent as much time as necessary with you to make sure you understood what his diagnosis was and treatment. After suffering from 20 to 25 Migraines a month, having inflamed nerves in my neck and severely tight muscles in neck, I went through a series of shots and PT for months. As of todayI am a very happy camper, thanks to him I am out of bed have my blinds open and out of the last 37 days I have had 5 migraines! I would Highly recommend him.
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I had a 10:15am appt and WAITED for 1 hour 45 minutes to see the Dr. To bad I can't bill him for the other appointment I had to cancel, while I was waiting for him. I am not sure if it is the staff over booking, but very poor business.
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Great doc. Horrible wait time. 1+ hour every time.
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I would strongly recommend Dr Kovar he spends the time on each of his patients and really listens to you.
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

We strive to.. 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 t...

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

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