Dr. Richard Wohns, MD

Dr. Richard Wohns, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Wohns, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Puyallup, WA and has been practicing for 38 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.


1519 3rd St SE Ste 101

Puyallup, WA 98372
Get Directions

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Wohns

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

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

Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Wohns's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

13  Conditions Treated

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Harvard College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Washington
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Washington
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • National Hospital, Queen Square
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Seattle University School Of Law
    Other Education | Completed 2011
  • University Of Washington, Executive Mba Program
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wohns has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Dr. Wohns' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Wohns


Based on 55 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Wohns?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Wohns' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Richard Wohns, MD
Not sure if Dr. Wohns is a great Dr surgeon because I cannot get his office staff to follow thru and get approval from Aetna. To the insurance's credit they appear to be doing all they can to resolve the issue and reaching out to his office but no one from his office seems to want to follow thru. I...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Ed Hiestand in Federal Way, WA – Jun 05, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Wohns, MD?
He’s been correcting issues I’ve had done with another surgeon. I have a disability he has been working with.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option2
Rick N in Orting, WA – Jan 31, 2018
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Wohns, MD?
Absolutely awesome! Really knows his stuff!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option1
Dec 20, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Wohns, MD?
Dr. Wohns performed an artificial disk surgery on me, and I am now able to do all sorts of athletic activities that were impossible before! I'm hiking, running, biking, and I couldn't be happier. I heavily researched all the Neurosurgeons on the West Coast, and no one was more highly recommended...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option2
Dec 13, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Wohns, MD?
Excellent! Dr. Wohns "bedside manner" is rare in medicine theses days and his surgical skill is second to none. He got me out of pain and changed my life for the better! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option1
Nov 29, 2017
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Richard Wohns, MD?
Show more reviews

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Wohns?