Dr. Richard Lochhead, MD

Dr. Richard Lochhead, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
41 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Lochhead, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boise, ID and has been practicing for 8 years. He specializes in neurosurgery.

Neuroscience Associates

6140 W Curtisian Ave Ste 400

Boise, ID 83704
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • PacificSource
  • SelectHealth
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lochhead performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 92% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Lochhead'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.

1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Lochhead does not have any board certifications listed.

44  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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20  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2009
  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Complex Spinal Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Skull Base Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Lochhead has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Lochhead has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lochhead's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lochhead to family and friends
31 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lochhead's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (18)

Dr.Lochhead was the fifth neurosurgeon in five states that I saw about extreme back pain. All the other doctors told me they could not relieve my pain,dr. Lochhead was confident that he could. Well I had the operation it was very complex and took along time dr. Lochhead did an awesome job, All...more
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Dr. Lochhead was very good to work with. He explained the options and the process for the surgery and the steps afterwards. In addition he interacted well with my mother who has some memory issues. He handled the related issues that arose with kindness and common sense. I would definitely...more
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Dr Lockhead did a great job on my father's back surgery; fusing vertebrae and opening up space for the nerves. What seemed to me to be a delicate, dangerous operation turned out great, thanks to this doctor.
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Went to Dr. Lochhead with extreme pain in my left hip and down my left leg. X-ray's showed the nerves being pinched at L4 and L5 vertebra. A laminectomy was performed within two weeks. The pain has disappeared totally. Have not needed pain medication other than what I received the one night I spent...more
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less than 5 min in office with him, very egotistical did not listen to one word i had to say or seem to care came in room said is see u smoke i wont touch u tell u quit for 3 months, then said nurse will come in and send u for further test, that it. he did not care what i had to say or what my...more
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