Dr. Roger Ray, MD

Dr. Roger Ray, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Roger Ray, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Independence, MO. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

Neurosurgery Associates of Jackson County

19550 E 39th St S Ste 105

Independence, MO 64057
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care

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Top Care Areas


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

Spine Fractures, Traumatic
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 95% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ray "Board - certified neurosurgeon , Roger A. Ray , MD , FAANS practices adult general and spinal neurosurgery. Dr. Ray grew up in the Raytown area and attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine. After graduation , he completed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. For the last 25 years , Dr. Ray has practiced in northwest Alabama , where he has been very active in medical staff affairs , chaired several committees and served as chief of th"


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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

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.


  • University of Missouri / Kansas City Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • University Of Tennessee
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ray has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ray's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ray to family and friends
based on 18 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Ray'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 (8)
Grain Valley, MO |
Terrible.... 1st we couldn't get his office to schedule, had 2 be referred 3 times before they called, now they've canceled 3 times..... Been to ER for pain, MRI show significant cause to be seen. But we're going elsewhere.
in Independence, MO |
Helpful, professional and personal. Made us feel like they really cared about us.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
in Kansas City, MO |
Dr Ray was good. He took time to answer questions and explain procedures and I didn't feel rushed. I also liked that he didn't immediately jump to the most invasive procedure without trying the least minimal procedures first. No complaints about the doctor. His nurse and office staff however are a different story. I have received impatience, rudeness, and general exasperation from his nurse when calling about my upcoming surgery and a insurance denial. Even the receptionist was abrupt.
Thank you for sharing with us about your recent experience with our practice. We do want our patients to experience the highest level of patient satisfaction. Please give our office manager, Stacey, a call at (816) 350-4215 so that we might discuss further.
in Liberty, MO |
Very nice, professional and personal.
Independence MO |
Didnt listen to much of what i had to say. Didnt read my mri report or any tests i have already had. Prescribed me medication that interacts with my long term medication. And doesnt seemed interested in the care i actually need. Probably because of my insurance or i should have took the advice from other reviews of this doctor. Also, you fill out a packet of medical information some with repeating information and the staff does not even look at it to put in the system correctly. Nothing but prob
We are so sorry to hear about this. Please call our practice manager at 816-350-4215 so that we can address these concerns and work to make improvements at the practice.
Independence, MO |
He acts like your problem is not important with no empathy. The paperwork for disability is somehow beneath him im guessing since we are now going on a month without a paycheck. He will put you back to work with no regards for what you do or how much pt you get. I would never recommend him to anyone!
in Independence, MO |
He and his staff have always treated me well. I go in, talk about what I need or what my options are, and they make sure I leave feeling better than when I came in.
in Independence, MO |
Dr. Ray is very attentive and listens to what I have to say. His bed side manner is incredible. I think he is an incredible doctor!! As far as appointments go, I have no issues. I have more problems with my insurance approving procedures.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Ray accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Cenpatico Behavioral Health
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • CoreSource
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Family Health Partners
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HCA Midwest Comp Care
  • Healthcare USA
  • Homestate Health Plan
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Missouri Care
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • PHCS
  • Preferred Health Professionals
  • Premier Group Insurance
  • Savility
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellCare
    WellCare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Ray has admitting privileges

Centerpoint Medical Center
19600 E 39th St S
Independence, MO 64057
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