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About Dr. Robert C Richard
Dr. Robert C Richard, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA, with another office in Reston, VA. He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Richard is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Richard has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert C Richard has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Migraine Disorder
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Migraine Disorders
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I have been going to Dr. Richard for my Mother for 4 years now. My Mother has been diagnosed with Parkinson's as well as chronic Arthritis of the spine. Dr. Richard has been consistent, professional, compassionate and thorough in working with my Mother regarding both her Parkinson's and Chronic Pain attributed to her Arthritis. We are grateful for the time and investment he has put into caring for my Mother specific to carefully assessing her symptoms each month and adjusting her meds to ensure her quality of life can reach it's highest potential considering her situation. Dr. Richard has demonstrated a strong knowledge in Neurological disorders and invested in educating both my Mother and I about her situation which is a rare thing these days.....we never feel rushed or short changed after each appointment. Our appointments are always on time .... we have never had to wait or had an appointment cancelled.....his front office works diligently to process all claims so we are not bothered with the added stress of billing and sorting out errors...the front office handles everything for us efficiently and accurately. On a final note, we are so grateful Dr. Richards engages both my Mother and I during each visit to ensure he captures both perspectives specific to the progress of her disease. She will never be cured the disease is progressive but through Dr. Richards insight, experience, care and consideration her quality of life has been extended exponentially .... we cannot thank him enough for being there for the both of us as we go through this journey.
Although Dr. Richard is quiet, I find him very component and helpful. I appreciate the fact that he does not rush to a diagnosis or immediately schedule numerous tests. He tries to solve the problem at the lowest level and I greatly appreicate that approach. I know nueroloigsts are a "breed of their own" when it comes to doctors but I find him very pleasant, courteous and easy to talk to.
I really don't understand the negative reviews for Dr. Richard. I mean, he isn't one to socialize with about your social life but he is definitely intelligent and obviously cares about getting to the cause of your symptoms. He definitely IS NOT rude. He's simply a quiet, laid back person. He spent almost an hour with me today and I finally feel like I am on track to find a way to feel better. He listened intently and was VERY thorough when examining me. He performed many tests that my last neurologist didn't. He gave me a diagnosis but was very honest that the underlying cause is still unknown and more tests will be needed. I give Dr. Richard two thumbs up. He's awesome.
I went to Dr. Richard because the balls of my foot were swollen after my knee surgery. He diagnosed me with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. I later had an MRI which showed no signs of Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. I still have the problem after nine months because all the doctors I have seen wanted to treat me for the Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome. I spent a lot of money because of his misdiagnose.
Dr. Richard is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
St Elizabeths Medical Center
Dr. Robert C Richard accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Aetna Innovation Health
- Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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