Dr. Robert Richard, MD

Dr. Robert Richard, MD

Neurology •  Male • Age 55

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Robert Richard, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Reston, VA. Dr. Richard has more experience with Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Epilepsy than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Reston Hospital Center and Inova Loudoun Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Richard to book an appointment.


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Neurology Center of Fairfax

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(703) 876-0800
Neurology Center of Fairfax1830 Town Center Dr Ste 305 Reston, VA 20190
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  • Practices at Top Hospital Stroke Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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3.7

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Dr. Richard is a caring, compassionate doctor. Although in the beginning, a bit hard to warm up to because he's a bit quiet, I appreciate his dry humor and admire his expertise.
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Thomas M – Sep 28, 2020
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Dr Richard, has no bedside manner at all!! He did nerve tests for my suspected neuropathy. He said I had it and then would not sit down with me to discuss what I could do to help the situation. We passed in the hall after the painful procedure and he said, “you probably have diabetes.” I said, my GP had just done a test for that and it was negative. He made no comment and said, I’ll see you in 6 months.” Of course I looked for and found another doctor.
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May 12, 2020
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I had frightening neurological symptoms for months and I was so looking forward to receiving help. Instead, Dr. Richard was cold, condescending, and challenged me when I shared factual medical information. It is scary when a person you desperately hope can help you instead acts like they don't believe you and would rather not be there. Why would I spend money I don't have, use PTO hours I'd much rather be spending relaxing, and drive almost two hours round trip to the dr. just to make up symptoms? I left feeling awful and now have to wait an extended period of time before I can see another doctor...all the while dealing with scary symptoms that continue to affect my ability to function.
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  • Wait times
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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MR – Feb 13, 2020
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Dr. Richard has been very helpful in helping me figure out my migraines and daily headaches. He was patient and offered many different options to treat these conditions. The nurse is quick to take patients back and the front staff is very friendly. Would highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 05, 2019
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I was so displeased with my visit with this Doctor. I was sent to him by my physician after other specialists couldn't help me. He basically said sending me for an MRI was too costly at this point and wait and see if I continue to have problems. I was feeling so poorly at that point. I had told him that I felt like I was dying. He really was not helpful. Thank God that my ENT sent me for an MRI and discovered my life threatening BRAIN TUMOR. Two surgeries days later I am forever thankful that my ENT did the MRI. Shame on Dr. Richard.
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  • 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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Ashburn, VA – May 15, 2019
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Dr. Richard is a caring, compassionate doctor who has been able to help solve the mystery of my migraines. My pain level has gone from a 9-10 to a 3-4. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 02, 2018
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Dr Richard, The vertigo disappeared the afternoon you treated me , approximately three weeks ago , and It has not returned.. Thanks again for your time and expertise. Robert WALLACE
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Robert Wallace in Reston, VA – Jun 10, 2017
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I fell down the stairs last year and suffered head trauma, a very serious concussion, and some fractured/broken bones. I was referred to Dr. Richard because I was experiencing severe vertigo afterwards. I saw him on two occasions and he was friendly, took the time to ask me questions and to explain what he was doing and what particular exercises I should do at home.
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Herndon, VA – Feb 13, 2017
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Dr. Richards performed a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) 2 part test on my foot. He put 2 needles in my foot, & ran electricity into my foot, (above location where I have 2 screws), causing my ankle to break; bone marrow edema w/bruise to the talar head, as reported in 2 MRIs. He didn't tell me that my ankle was broken, he said my foot and ankle were fine, though my ankle hurt badly. It's been over a year for my ankle to heal w/o his help. Electricity & steel screws don't mix well.Run AWAY
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Jean M. in Purcellville, VA – Jul 27, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Richard

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Richard treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Richard treats other conditions, please contact the office at (703) 876-0800.

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.

Dr. Richard typically treats 93% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Migraine
Tension Headache
Headache
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Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative disorders specialists diagnose and treat diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Lewy body disease, and Huntington's disease, that break down motor neurons, resulting in debiliating and life-threatening symptoms.Compare with other Neurodegenerative Disorders specialists.

Dr. Richard typically treats 78% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Alzheimer's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson's Disease
Dementia
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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.

Dr. Richard typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Essential Tremor
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Epilepsy
Seizure Disorders
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Neurocritical Care

Neurocritical care specialists diagnose and treat severe and life-threatening neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and traumatic brain injuryCompare with other Neurocritical Care specialists.

Dr. Richard typically treats 74% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cranial Trauma
Traumatic Brain Injury
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Brain Aneurysm
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Dr. Richard's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • 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
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Dr. Richard accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

About Me

Biography

Dr. Robert Richard, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Reston, VA. Dr. Richard has more experience with Headache, Neurodegenerative Disorders, and Epilepsy...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
George Washington University School Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Georgetown University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1992
St Elizabeth's Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Reston Hospital Center

Reston, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Stroke Care Excellence Award™ (2021, 2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Novant Health Uva Health Haymarket Medical Center

Haymarket, VA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

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