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Dr Richardson, Doesn't give up on his patients. He tries to find the right solutions to help them. Great Staff, they work with you in more then one way
I've been treating my migraines with Dr. Scot Richardson he is always there and never turns me away. He knows what to do... And my pain is mild and sometimes it goes away in 2-3 weeks. When I call for help he's always there, along with the girls working for him. Other doctors take 10-15 minutes and will see you next 2-3 weeks, Dr. Richardson takes his time to help. He talks to you, pays attention to you, and listens. I have been a pt. since 1-25-2012, that tells you he's great.
I was referred by a friend as I had problems that shared symptoms with what was supposedly and possibly MS according to Dr. Richardson--my one eye was not working properly (double vision) and I was getting headaches. For SEVERAL MONTHS I had to go through painful, multitude of tests (including a spinal tap that went wrong at the recommended hospital). He wanted to put me on Copaxone right away as he came to the conclusion it was MS, which when I talked to several people, Copaxone doesn't heal MS, and has all kinds of side effects--I personally didn't like this idea. My wife encouraged me to find outside professional medical opinions, including stem cell therapy under a research group. In order to participate in this stem cell program, it required approval from a physician (at that time it was Dr. Richardson for me) to green light to get a simple EKG and other basic, painfree preliminary tests. He refused and called them "snake oil salesmen". He treated me like a child. I was forced to go to an Urgent Care Center (UCC) to receive the most simplest of tests to qualify me for the Stem Cell Therapy program. It was there that a simple EKG test revealed a 5% depression in my heart rhythm. UCC said they thought it necessary to send me to another doctor to receive a Ultrasound to play it safe. There they discovered a tumor in my heart in the right atrium. This lead to other doctors in the process that confirmed that I had a tumor the size under a baseball (six centimeters). Within a couple of weeks I had emergency open heart surgery to remove the tumor. The tumor was so large it was starting to break apart causing lesions in my brain mimicking MS. Thank God it was benign. If Dr. Richardson had just started with the basics, and given me a simple EKG test, we would have discovered my tumor. I tried calling his office and spoke to his staff relating my story, after my long journey of healing from my open heart surgery. I never heard by from Dr. Richardson. Take what you will from my tale, but I cannot recommend Dr. Richardson.
Dr. Richardson is an arrogant jerk. We made an appt for a consult and he took patients before me who had appointment times after me. I asked to reschedule and he said that if I wasn't willing to wait more than an hour, he wouldn't take me as a patient. He can kiss my butt. As if he were the only neurologist around. Moron! Even if he was the only one I wouldn't go!
Having been a patient for more than ten years, I have a lot of respect for Dr. Richardson. Dr. Richardson's strength for me is the supportive data he utilizes in diagnosis and my treatment for MS. I have corroborated his efforts with diagnoses/treatment from Chief of staff in Neuerology at UCLA, and, Cedar Sinai. Remarks include they appreciate working with Dr. Richardson for the data and reports he provides. Through treatment, I have never felt better, even with such a debilitating condition.
Never been so comfortable with a doctor. Richardson is great, and seemed frustrated with the same things I was which showed me he cared about things that patients care about, pain, insurance companies screwing things up, other offices messing up or giving me wrong drugs or information etc etc. I'm 21 and will have my condition for the rest of my life and I plan to stay with Richardson to see through it all. He's helped unlike any doctor I've seen, even with things not to do with my initial visit. He's very confident in his help and assures me he'll figure things out.
After three years of being a dedicated patient, Dr. Scot Richardson would not see me because I could not pay a balance of $1,200.00 on that very day. Mind you my insurance had not had a chance to pay their part. I had balances with Dr. Scot Richardson over a three year period and I ALWAYS PAID $100.00 per month till the balance came down. ALWAYS! My balance was higher than usual due to a battery of tests Dr. Scot Richardson had done in his office on me. Tests that once again were inconclusive! I was in shock and I actually went into a short depression as if chronic nerve pain was not enough for me to handle. I thought I had build up a strong relationship with Dr. Scot Richardson but it turns out all he cares about is money. He also goes through staff like crazy and when I asked one of his previous staff members why she went into all of his crazy demands regarding how to get money from patients. I am so disheartened! Forget about his Hippocratic Oath! All you are to him is some thousand dollar bills and after he is sure he has gotten that out of you Dr. Scot Richardson will kick you to the curb while you are in serious pain.
I have several diagnoses and have been to other Neurologist. ( I am also a retired Nurse) Dr Richardson Started from scratch when I first met him and We developed a plan . He listens to what I have to say and follow ups are made promptly when I am finished with the exam. He staff is always very friendly and accommodating ( I'm not always at my best when I go in)
he ran tons of tests most were unneeded but went along with it thinking he might know something other dr didn't.... then came down with the flu on sunday afternoon, called 802am to cancel my appt as i didnt want his office to get the flu, now being told i will be charged 150.00 for cancelling the appt even thoe i called and spoke to them first thing in the am. very poor caring skills for his patients.... no wonder why the waiting room was empty each time i went there i would tell anyone to run from this office and do yourself a favor
I was a patient of his for several years and followed through with all his recommendations- received a certified letter saying he would no longer be my doctor with no explanation.
I have never encountered such poor communication and rudeness regarding simple follow-ups, including expectation management and prescription refills. After multiple attempts to refill a migraine medicine and being denied for no apparent reason, I left a message that I wanted to speak with the doctor. The next week I received a bill for $50 for the "after hours" phone call, which I had not been informed of, and in trying to resolve with the office staff they said that it was my decision but if I didn't pay it they would send me to collections. I never requested an after-hours phone call, and only sought clarification from the doctor. NEVER AGAIN! His rude staff, long wait times, and difficulty in refilling prescriptions IS NOT WORTH IT. Go elsewhere!
Not going back; This guy has the worst bedside manner, and while waiting in the office I overheard the receptionist scheduling every patient for the same expensive tests... everyone? That set of alarm bells for me!
Dr. Richardson was helpful and was able to properly diagnose my problem. I have seen other neurologists in the area and they have all either misdiagnosed or mistreated my illness.
Money Scott's first priority! They're trying to collect for me leaving the office after waiting for over 30 mins again with a full waiting room after hearing the office staff talking via phone to Scott and exclaiming he was still 20 mins away from the office. This was over 2 years ago! The latest collections notice just arrived from the third collections entity. They, unlike my condition, stop periodically.
I know the wait times can be ridiculous, but I have experienced that with other doctors too. Once in the room with you, he is thorough and listens to you. Contrary to others indicating medical professionals were critical of his practices, I have heard nothing but complements about his thoroughness and follow up. He does seem to look at total picture, not just a single symptom.
HORRIBLE WAIT TIME, I WAITED 2 HOURS TO SEE THE DOCTOR.
Dr. Scot Richardson has absolutely no sensitivity and no bedside manner. He is rude and arrogant, and seems only in ordering an absurd amount of tests, perhaps for the money, and instilling fear in his patients. I would avoid this doctor.
I agree with a few others who reviewed on here. He does care more about money than his patients. I saw him for several years but now I am not allowed to go back. They won't allow me to make an appointment or anything. And you know why? His office is TERRIBLE at scheduling. I always wrote down my appointments but they always somehow didn't keep track right so they were almost always accusing me of missing an appointment or getting it wrong. I had proof that they were wrong. But it didn't matter obviously now that I'm "black listed" so to speak. Such crap! From the very first appointment they did that to me. I had an appointment card that showed them up though. And while we were arguing about this I'm in his waiting room having seizures. That's why I went to see him to begin with. I'd say they are very heartless in that office and its probably better that I not go back. Its just difficult because now when I need to see someone because of new health problems I have to go find a new doctor. So be warned of this doctor. I do think he knows his stuff but yes its possible he can be wrong on things. After this I'm wondering if maybe another neuro would diagnose me otherwise. I did often have to fight him on treatment. And yes he is arrogant and can be a bit of a jerk in some ways. I would strongly recommend looking for another neuro despite his credentials. Credentials are not everything!
jeffery richardson is a habitual lyer and a mall doctor, very bad
After years of seeing different local neurologists, a friend referred me to Dr. Scot Richardson. I know that Dr. Richardson has my best interest at heart. Having talked with other people, including doctors, I know that he is very thorough. He tried to help me and tried to develop a plan that I was comfortable with. He really cares about his patients. I highly recommend him.
I have no problem with Dr. Richardson, I think he is a wonderful, kind, smart & caring doctor. His staff tho, are a different story. I have called in needing a shot for a severe migraine & they were more concerned about me paying a $20.00 balance before getting the relief I needed! I was like really? Do we need to discuss this now? It's all about $$ with them, if they make you wait an hour, no big deal, but if you're not there 15 minutes before your appt, they are calling asking where you are. They are not kind or friendly & very onesided. They don't keep "the books" up very well either. I've paid them but they often tell me I owe more until I prove otherwise.
This guy just wants your money! My daughter had anxiety and (ADD)attention deficient disorder and was wrongfully diagnosed with epilespy by this Doctor. He put her on meds that made her sick! I got a second opinion, she's fine thank god!. How wrong was this guy!