Dr. Richard Unger Jr, MD

Neurology  |  
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Age 47
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Dr. Richard Unger Jr, MD
Dr. Richard Unger Jr, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Melbourne, FL. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Unger Jr is affiliated with Palm Bay Hospital.

116 Silver Palm Ave Ste A

Melbourne, FL 32901

Contact Information

(321) 725-6999

Dr. Richard Unger Jr, MD

Dr. Richard Unger Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Unger Jr's Experience

Dr. Unger Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Neurology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Unger Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Unger Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Unger Jr to family and friends
based on 46 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Unger Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Melbourne, FL |
I agree that sometimes there is a long wait to see Dr. Unger. But, he always spends as much time with you as you need or want. He is very thorough, has excellent notes on your visits and labs and always treats you with kindness, patience, respect and attentiveness. I trust him completely. He has tapered me off several medications that were superfluous, and is always reachable. He works with my other physicians.His staff is kind, helpful and available. Highly recommended neurologist.
Cocoa, FL |
I've had a great experience with Dr. Unger, his staff & their facility. I had visited one doctor prior to Dr. Unger, but he only found a small portion of my neuropathy. Dr. Unger was able to find just how extensive the damage really was. His follow up encounter report is the main reason I was able to win my SSA disability appeal without a lawyer.
in Melbourne, FL |
If you are willing to wait an average of 2 hours in the waiting room BEFORE going back to patient room, Dr. Unger and his staff are for you! I spoke with Dr. Unger's nurse manager and she stated this is THEIR standard of care. They triple book patients so you can expect to wait at least 2 hours or more before being seen. Dr. Unger also has his own brand of vitamins that he likes to sell you... Expect to have every available test ordered.
in Meritt Island, FL |
Dr Unger did order more tests for me than my neurologist of 10 years (who ran out of ideas) and even the Mayo Clinic. It was a welcome relief because one test (that I'd never had before) revealed new information to explain why I had developed a constant dull headache between migraine episodes. Then we developed a treatment plan that has given me my life back. If you are serious about figuring out what's wrong & what to do about it, see Dr. Unger. The wait will be worth it.
in Rockledge, FL |
My son is an adult with Traumatic Brain Injury. We have been seeing Dr. Unger since we moved to Florida in 2014 and are very pleased with the service he provides. He and his office are always very professional in the way they conduct themselves. Dr. Unger is a personable man who listens to what you have to say. He recommended a physiatrist to handle my son rehabilitation program and he has worked out wonderfully well. We consider them both to be important members of our personal team.
in Palm Bay, FL |
Dr. Richard Unger is a brilliant physician who has helped me tremendously over the years with my neurologic problems. He is very thorough and takes his time to discuss and explain my medical issues. He is very pleasant, kind, trustworthy, and has a good bedside manner. His office is clean. His staff is very helpful and kind as well. Scheduling has never been a problem for me. Waiting time in his office is minimal. I would highly recommend Dr. Unger to anyone. He is the best!
in Melbourne, FL |
Dr. Unger orders an extreme amount of testing, however, interpretations and results of testing take months to obtain and are ambiguous. His process of documentation is so very generic that it consists of codes. He fails to document actual observations in his physical examinations, recommendations, patient abilities or limitations, although his records document that he provides education. He has a patient portal, where the patient can obtain office records, but messages are never responded to.
in Viera |
Waited an hour and forty five minutes to see the Doctor on the first app. and was never informed by staff that Dr. Unger was running behind schedule. My follow up app. took two months for them to schedule as it seems they are quite busy. On my second visit, after waiting forty minutes I informed the receptionist that I was leaving and would not be back. About an hour Doctor Unger called to say he was no longer busy and if I wanted to come back he had time to see me. No thanks!
in Palm Bay |
His nurses are rude. He does not fill out his own paperwork. He has someone else fill out and he signs it. He charges outside of the insurance company to do that.I would not recomnend him to anyone.
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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Hospitals where Dr. Unger Jr has admitting privileges

Palm Bay Hospital
1425 Malabar Rd NE
Palm Bay, FL 32907
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