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Richard C. Naftalis, MD
Neurosurgery
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About
Richard Naftalis, MD, FACS is board certified in neurological surgery. Dr. Naftalis has extensive experience and special interest in the surgical treatment of disorders of the spine and brain. Additionally, his practice includes the neurosurgical management of tumors, Chiari malformations, the surgical treatment of epilepsy, and neurotrauma. His armamentarium includes minimally invasive techniques, the use of intraoperative neuronavigation and MRI technology® , Gamma Knife® , Cyberknife® and Novalis® Radiosurgery, and applications of evidence-based medical practice. Dr. Naftalis enjoys the challenges of the neurosurgical patient and the complexity of their conditions. Dr. Naftalis feels that implementation of evidence-based medical practice, patient education and compassionate care all create a more satisfying and nurturing patient experience.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS POS | Open Choice PPO PPO
BCBS
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Blue Essentials HMO HMO | Federal Select PPO PPO | MA Oncor/NRG Futr Hold Retire PPO PPO
Beech Street of Texas
PPO PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Tx Inc
Open Access Plus PPO PPO | PPO PPO
First Health
PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare
Open Access PPO PPO-OA | PPO PPO
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care
EPO EPO | GEPO GEPO | PPO PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
Concentric SMT Net PPO PPO | MA PPO/HMO PPO/HMO | PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO PPO
Medicaid
Traditional
Medicare
Traditional
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
EPO EPO
PHCS
PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
2018 Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA | 2019 BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA | BSW Preferred EPO Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | EPO Network - Group | EPO Network - Individual/Family | HMO Network - Group | HMO Network - Individual/Family | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Choice Network | PPO Choice Preferred Network | PPO Network - Group | SeniorCare Advantage HMO | SeniorCare Advantage PPO | Texas Statewide PPO | TRS - Active Care Participants Network | Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
SWHP
UHC
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

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As of Oct 22, 2018, Richard C. Naftalis, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Background
Education
  • Internship: General Surgery, U. of AL @ Birmingham
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, U. of AL @ Birmingham
  • Medical School: UT Medical School at Houston
Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor University Medical Center
Reviews(25)
Overall: 4.51
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Oct 26, 2018
Dr Naftalis explained what was going on with my back & legs in a clear understandable way. I would recommend him to anyone that asked. I trust him & felt he had my best interests at the forefront.
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Oct 24, 2018
He was great!
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Oct 23, 2018
Dr Naftalis has been my choice of neurosurgeon for 16 years. I would not consider anyone else. He\'s the best in my opinion.
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Oct 19, 2018
Dr. Naftalis is reassuring, positive and upbeat. He has been my Dr for 7 years. I have trusted my life in his hands. That says everything!
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Oct 15, 2018
Direct and sincere about treatment for my condition.
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Oct 13, 2018
excellent
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Oct 11, 2018
Dr Naftalis is great. his demeanor makes me feel confident that I am getting the best care. He is attentive and responsive.
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Oct 8, 2018
Dr. Naftalis is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in not only his examination, but also in his explanations. I would unhesitatingly recommend him to anyone in need of his particular service.
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Oct 4, 2018
I am always pleased with the care that I get from Dr Naftalis.
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Oct 2, 2018
woluld never go to a different neurosurgeon as Dr. Naftalis is the best. Recommend him without reservation.
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Oct 2, 2018
Saw the doctor with plenty of time. He had my MRI on his computer and explained everything in terms I understood and the decision was easy on my part to have the surgery.
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Oct 2, 2018
very good
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Sep 27, 2018
Dr. Naftalis has been taking care of me for the past 18 years, I would not change. He has helped me enormously.
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Sep 24, 2018
He was very detailed and explained options so we clearly understood.
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Sep 19, 2018
Thoroughly explained the diagnosis and treatment options in layman terms. He answered all of my questions clearly.
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Aug 15, 2018
Dr. Naftalis and his staff are Great!
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Aug 6, 2018
friendliest, most knowledgeable, caring, accessible doctor. dr. Neftalis is a great man and a great doctor!
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Aug 4, 2018
I feel as though I have finally received an answer to the questions I have concerning my health issues. He was upfront and spoke in plan English so I now know exactly where I stand with my back and hip issues. I am extremely satisfied with the visit. He also put me in contact with another professional so the problem can be addressed properly. I don\'t feel as though I am getting a Band-Aid treatment. I\'m finding out where the root problem is and taking action.
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Jul 30, 2018
Great care and service!
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Jul 23, 2018
He is very good, but very fast with his questions. I think I kept up with them. Seems highly experienced.
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