Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 75
  
Dr. Spitzer

Girard & Spitzer MDs

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120 Pasadena, CA 91105

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Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Spitzer has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spitzer to book an appointment.


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2.4

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After waiting two hours the last time I saw him, he spent about 10 minutes with me. I felt like I was just a number and not a person when meeting with him. He has never answered my questions well or took any care about my concerns. Don't waste your time with Dr. Spitzer. His "secretary," as she is referred to, has also been extremely rude to me.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Pasadena, CA – May 18, 2018
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After waiting for 2 1/2 hours , Dr Richard Spritzer spent less than 10 minutes with us. He was flippant and uninterested in our concerns. He was downright dismissive about our genuine concerns about our mom’s rapidly deteriorating mental acuity. We felt pushed around and just another number on a chart to cross off the patients appointment schedule. We will seek another provider. We just cannot see putting our mom’s health under Dr Spitzer’s care. Not a good experience, quite the contrary
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L Jimenez in San Rafael, CA – Dec 16, 2017
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Very thoughtful Doctor , great diagnostician
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Los Angeles, CA – May 24, 2016
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Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Spitzer has more experience with Headache and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Huntington Memorial Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spitzer to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

Montefiore M C H&l Moses Division
Residency Hospital
Mt Sinai Med Center
Residency Hospital
Ny And Presby Hp Cornell Campus
Residency Hospital

Awards

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(626) 449-1814

Dr. Spitzer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
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Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Platinum 90 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Practice Areas

Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Headache
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer treats Headache more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Migraine
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer treats Migraine more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine) more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 63% of their peers

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Typically treats 56% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer performs this procedure more than 82% of their peers

Epilepsy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer treats Epilepsy more than 53% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 53% of their peers

Essential Tremor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spitzer treats Essential Tremor more than 51% of their peers

Dr. Spitzer treats this condition more than 51% of their peers

Check Dr. Spitzer's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Spitzer's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Girard & Spitzer MDs

Girard & Spitzer MDs50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120 Pasadena, CA 91105
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