Dr. Richard McAdam, MD

Dr. Richard McAdam, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
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Dr. Richard McAdam, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Hampton, VA. He has been practicing for 50 years.

2102 Executive Dr

Hampton, VA 23666

Contact Information

(757) 838-2266

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas


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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2015
    Amount or Range: Below Average
    State: Virginia
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.


  • University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • University Cincinnati
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Emory University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. McAdam has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. McAdam has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McAdam's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McAdam to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. McAdam'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 (5)
When having an ACDF 2 years ago, the morning after the nurse began inhooking pain meds, saying I was being discharged. I protested best I could being heavily sedated, as I was experiencing excruciating pain in right shoulder blade area and couldn't find a comfortable position. I was literally yelling out in pain, trying to dress, while being wheeled down the hall and to car to go home. I had a miserable first week still in same pain. Today it appears the plate is tilted. Do not recommend!
in Ft Lee, VA |
Dr. McAdam has to be one of the finest medical professionals I've ever dealt with as a patient and professionally. There are certainly a lot of neurosurgeons out there who can do the job but I doubt seriously if any have as much hands on experience as this doctor. He performed surgery on my back over six years ago and with his gifted hands and sound recovery advise I've experienced a 180 degree improvement in my quality of life. I would not recommend any other neurosurgeon before him.
in Smithfield, VA |
I have rarely met another Doctor so caring, and so qualified...he had tons of experience, knew what was best, prepared me for what was to come, and relieved me from years of pain. I am blessed to have had him as a doctor!
in Williamsburg, VA |
WORST NEUROSURGEON! Do your homework and you will find that he has no lawsuits listed because you have to physically go to the court house to get. He's captain malpractice, has no ethics, and has caused me over a decade of surgeries just to fix what he did. The titanium screws he placed in my lumbar became unscrewed, thus hitting my spinal cord and costing me my health for life. I've now seen some of the best surgeons in the U.S. and theyve all said he never should of had the surgery
in Hampton, VA |
I have been a patient of Dr. McAdam for decades. He did my spinal laminectomy in 1985, and my carpal tunnel surgery in 2016. I have never had a more caring, compassionate doctor. He is professional, and very thorough as well.
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Dr. McAdam accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Southern Health PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. McAdam has admitting privileges

Bon Secours - Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernardine Dr
Newport News, VA 23602
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Sentara Careplex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Dr
Hampton, VA 23666
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