Dr. Richard J. Teff, MD

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Dr. Richard J. Teff, MD

Neurosurgery | Male

Madigan Army Medical Center 9040 Jackson Ave Neurosurgery Division, Tacoma, WA 98431 Get Directions
(253) 968-3106

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As part of the Madigan Army Healthcare Team, I provide personalized care from initial consultation to discharge and follow-up. There...   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      4.8 based on 22 responses
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (16)
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      Specialties

      • Neurosurgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Neurosurgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Aneurysm
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Cancer
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain Injury
      • Broken Neck
      • Cancer
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Hemorrhage
      • Cerebral Vascular Disease
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chiari's Deformity
      • Craniopharyngioma
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Degenerative Spine Disorders
      • Ear Disorders
      • Epilepsy
      • Herniated Disc
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Meningiomas
      • Myelopathy
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pinched Nerve
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Cord Tumor
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Stroke
      • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Brain Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
      • Cervical Spine Surgery
      • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
      • Craniotomy
      • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
      • Lumbar Spine Surgery
      • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
      • Neuroplasty
      • Neurostimulation
      • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Stereotaxis

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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      • 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 School
        Creighton University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1994

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Missouri Health Sciences Center

        Completed in 1995

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Missouri Health Sciences Center

        Completed in 2000

      • Undergraduate School
        Creighton University

        Graduated in 1990

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Bronze Star Medal, September
        • Bronze Star Medal, February 2
        • Meritorious Service Medal, August 200
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Teff's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurosurgery
      • Board certified in Neurosurgery
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Teff's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      10 – 15 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Teff

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Teff's Care Philosophy

      As part of the Madigan Army Healthcare Team, I provide personalized care from initial consultation to discharge and follow-up. There are no mid-level providers, so my patients will receive their care directly from me at all times. My job as a provider is to educate patients about his/her disease and treatment options to enable the patients and their families to choose the best treatment strategy for their individual situation, then provide expert care until the problem is resolved.