Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD

Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Spitzer, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Pasadena, CA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 49 years.

50 Alessandro Pl Ste 120

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

EEG (Electroencephalogram)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Brain Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
59

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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)
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • A Einstein Col Med Yeshiva Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Montefiore M C H&L Moses Division
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mt Sinai Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Ny and Presby Hp Cornell Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spitzer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Spitzer does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Spitzer and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Spitzer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spitzer to family and friends
2.5
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (10)

Dr. Spitzer's Performance

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

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
FAIR
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in San Rafael, CA |
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...more
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Los Angeles, CA |
Very thoughtful Doctor , great diagnostician
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Spitzer accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Spitzer has admitting privileges

Huntington Memorial Hospital
100 W California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91105
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