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Richard Naftalis, MD, FAANS, FACS

Neuro-surgery
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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.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics, Adolescents (ages 12-18)
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Grapevine
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center - Fort Worth
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Uptown
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
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Aetna - HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna - Open Access HMO
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Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna - QPOS
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Aetna - US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Cigna - Great West Open Access PPO-Open Access
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Cigna - Great West PPO
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Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - PPO
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First Health - First Health PPO
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Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Imagine Health - EPN
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Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medicare - Traditional Medicare
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Oscar Health - Classic Bronze
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Oscar Health - Classic Gold
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Oscar Health - Classic Silver
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Oscar Health - Saver Silver
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Oscar Health - Simple Bronze
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Oscar Health - Simple Secure
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Oscar Health - Simple Silver
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PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care System PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Scott & White Health Plan - Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan - PHCS/OPTUM - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan - SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan - TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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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.
Background
Education
  • Residency: Neurosurgery, U. Of Al @ Birmingham (1991)
  • Internship: General Surgery, U. Of Al @ Birmingham (1986)
  • Medical School: Ut Medical School At Houston (1985)
Certifications
  • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery
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.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of May 13, 2019, Richard Naftalis, MD, FAANS, FACS  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(122)
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Jul 28, 2019
Knowledgeable, polite, informative.
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Jul 24, 2019
I like the doctor very much. straight shooter.
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Jul 20, 2019
very thorough dr spent plenty of time with me explaining my condition
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Jul 19, 2019
simply the best, saved my life
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Jul 18, 2019
Loved the bed side manners and explained in. Depth
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Jul 17, 2019
Dr. Naftalis showed great concern with patient outcome rather than immediately suggesting surgery. I was a definite participant in determining course of treatment.
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Jul 15, 2019
the doctor is great !
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Jul 12, 2019
Dr Naftalis is very informative, answered my questions and always showed me my results, whether MRI, CT or Xrays, and explained everything thoroughly. I was very comfortable with his recommendations and the results of my surgery. The girls from the front desk to the nurses were so friendly which helped with the comfort of my needs. I have and will recommend this provider to anyone.
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Jul 10, 2019
excellent from start to finish
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Jun 25, 2019
excellant Surgeon
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Jun 24, 2019
he is a very good neurosurgeon.
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Jun 20, 2019
Very pleasant, explained procedures to me in a way that I understood, explained future procedures to me. Very knowledgeable.
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Jun 19, 2019
One of the best experiences I have had at Baylor Scott and White and I have had many. Dr. Naftalise was informative, pleasant and honest directing me and solving my problem and was very thorough in diagnosis.
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Jun 17, 2019
Awesome neurologist! Highly recommended!
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Jun 12, 2019
great
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Jun 5, 2019
Dr. Naftalis is the BEST!!
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May 31, 2019
Everyone is always professional, and kind to everyone who enters the office. The doctor is very knowledgeable, and treat you as if you're an old friend.
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May 31, 2019
very good
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May 30, 2019
Very professional. Very thorough
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May 22, 2019
he has been my doctor for a few years and has done one surgery on my neck. fantastic doctor.
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May 17, 2019
Great!
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May 16, 2019
Excellent care, Great Wisdom and Knowledge on my health issues, I have great confidence in Dr Neftalis. I find him trustworthy, helpful, & caring to correct my medical situations.
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May 14, 2019
very kind yet, professional, confident and assuring. I experienced a faith in his capabilities that shocked me! as it turned out, my instincts were on "on point "! I will forever be grateful for Dr Naphtalis's gift he shared in mine and my family's life!
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May 14, 2019
He was very easy to talk to and understand. Thankfully NOT knife happy!
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May 13, 2019
extremely good
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May 10, 2019
very helpful and caring
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May 6, 2019
very informative and friendly and knowledgeable
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May 5, 2019
Thorough and straight to the point
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May 3, 2019
Dr. Naftalis is a wonderful doc. He is patient with my many questions and appears to care for my overall health.
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May 2, 2019
Dr Naftalis is terrific, very outgoing. I arrived very early (about 2 hrs) and was seen by Dr within 45 minutes.
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May 2, 2019
great dr and staff
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Apr 28, 2019
Dr. N - very knowledgeable and skilled.
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Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Naftalis is a highly experienced surgeon who takes the time to listen to my questions and answers them. I could not ask for a better surgeon. His staff is similarly of a very high quality.
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Apr 15, 2019
very informative and listened to my concerns
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Apr 5, 2019
Time was taken to explain my condition and treatment options. And, whether they would or would not help my condition. A very constructive comment was also made about asking for options and why the procedure would be done.
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