Dr. Richard Simpson Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Simpson Jr, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(13)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Simpson Jr, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

6560 Fannin St Ste 944

Houston, TX 77030

Contact Information

(713) 441-3800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Neurostimulation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • 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
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Baylor Affil Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simpson Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simpson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simpson Jr to family and friends
2.5
based on 13 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

  • 5
    (4)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Simpson Jr's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Rosenberg, Texas |
Saved my life, no he isn't a conversationalist outside of your procedure and how it will be done. I was lucky to have been referred to him after an emergency room admission for a fist sized brain tumor just discovered at another facility outside of Houston, Texas where the MRI was done. That was...more
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Richmond, TX |
I called because I had recent back surgery and he was the on call doctor. This was the worst experience I've had with a doctor he was rude and very short. I highly recommend NOT seeing this doctor. POOR
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in Katy, TX |
Dr. Simpson implanted the Medtronic DBS in me in October 2011 and replaced the battery in 2014. He and his staff did wonderful work , and I recommend him to any Parkinson's patient considering DBS.
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Poor bedside manner. Leaves too much to interns. Doesn't care about the best interest of the patient.
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Dr. Simpson Jr accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Simpson Jr has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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West Houston Medical Center
12141 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77082
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