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About Dr. Richard C Ostrup

Dr. Richard C Ostrup, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. Dr. Ostrup is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital, Sharp Coronado Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas. Dr. Ostrup has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

41 Ratings with 25 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard C Ostrup is Excellent. Dr. Richard C Ostrup has been rated by 41 patients. From those 41 patients 25 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard C Ostrup is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Neurosurgical Medical Clinic

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dr. Richard C Ostrup has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Richard C Ostrup has the following 11 expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Neurosurgery
  • Back Injuries
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Brain Injuries
  • Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Glioblastoma
  • Craniotomy
  • Brain Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Richard C Ostrup is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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My hero!

Truly, Dr Ostrup, there are no words of gratitude that I can say for what you did for me. You gave me the gift of walking again, after being bed-ridden since the end of August. It was a long journey and Dr. Ostrup you never gave up on me and gave me my wish for Christmas of walking again. You always had a smile for me and hope. The hope you gave me meant a lot to me because it helped me to believe that soon I would be walking. I thanked God for you and your gift of healing.

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Five Stars

July 2017 Dr. Ostrup was highly recommended to me by three physicians I work with. I am so grateful for Dr Ostrup's expertise and his calm and compassionate demeanor. Recovering from back surgery can have its ups and downs. Dr Ostrup has always been 100% encouraging and accommodating throughout my recovery. Erica is the practice manager and is very accessible ,efficient with a very friendly personality. They are both a bright light that shines through today's Healthcare System!

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Dr. Ostrup is best in class in my opinion.

I found Dr. Ostrup to be highly knowledgeable, competent and extremely dedicated to his patient's well being.

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Herniated Discs

My husband had lost some feeling in his limbs and numbing from the waist down. He was referred to a Neurologist, I made the appointment, but then changed it based on reviews and speaking to the front desk person, very rude. Mean while I was researching Neurosurgeons and found the top ten in the nation. Dr Ostrup was one, and he happened to be in San Diego. I immediately checked his reviews and all I read was amazing things. I called to have my husband visit him instead of the other doctor. Erica, answered and was the nicest person, she scheduled my husband as soon as she could and told me to call to see if they had cancellations, which is rare. I knew then she cared. We went to see Dr. Ostrup and, boy were the reviews about him right!! He has years of experience, he is considerate, polite, talks to you not at your, and he is humble. He even calls his patients in!! how many doctors out there do that? Practically none. He performed the surgery on my husband, he had three herniated discs. The day of the surgery my husband started to feel almost back to normal. It has been almost a month and he is just about back to feeling 100% normal. We are so grateful and thankful for Dr. Ostrup. He is the doctor to see if you want not only the best and with years of experience, but one that cares and takes the time to talk to his patients, listen to concerns, answer questions etc. We are so grateful for having him in San Diego and to have him as my husbands doctor.

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Five Stars

Dr. Richard Ostrup was a highly recommended referral for my degenerative spondylolisthesis. I was experiencing excruciating pain and losing the ability to walk and use my legs. Dr. Ostrup performed a laminectory for spondylolisthesis, which was causing severe central spinal stenosis. My pain is gone and I am now able to walk without a walker or a cane and am not in need of pain medication. Dr. Ostrup is an exceptional neurosurgeon who is realistic and compassionate. His practice manager, Erica, is remarkably kind and proficient.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Ostrup is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Ucsd Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard C Ostrup accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
    • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Sharp Health Plan
    • Sharp Health Blue Choice
    • Sharp Health Gold Value
    • Sharp Health Performance
    • Sharp Health Premier
  • UHC West
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
    • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
    • UHC SignatureValue Focus
    • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
    • UHC West SignatureValue HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Neurosurgical Medical Clinic, 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770, La Jolla, CA


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