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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 | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Oscar Health Insurance Company of Texas
Oscar Health Ins Co of Texas EPO
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
United HealthCare
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 Apr 9, 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(17)
Overall: 4.711
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Jul 31, 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 19, 2018
he shows respect in all my questions, and shows more info about my injury
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Jul 12, 2018
Courteous & Professional
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Jul 10, 2018
Dr. Naftalis was warm, patient, and had a good sense of humor. He answered all of our questions and concerns.
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Jun 19, 2018
provided clear explanations and course of action. when contacted that we wanted to proceed, staff worked to coordinate a surgery date.
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Jun 13, 2018
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Jun 12, 2018
Dr. Naftalis is an excellent surgeon. He operated on the lumbar section of my back two weeks ago and I am already almost completely pain free whereas before surgery, It was difficult for me to walk.
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May 31, 2018
best at what he does.
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May 17, 2018
He was very thorough and answered our questions in such a way that we knew what the procedures would involve.
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May 15, 2018
an excellent doctor, a wonderful staff everything I expected
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May 9, 2018
CARE PROVIDER WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS.
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May 9, 2018
Dr. Naftalis was very in formative. He showed me my x-rays and went over them with great care. Allowing me to understand what is going on with my low back.
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May 9, 2018
Great surgeon, great follow-up care
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Apr 26, 2018
Dr. Naftalis was very patient, friendly and listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions, ensuring that I understood them clearly. He was very professional too..I would recommend him to other people who require his care.
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Apr 4, 2018
He was very kind and we were able to ask all questions to help us decide a direction for our daughters care. She has traumatic brain injury and is experiencing balance issues.
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Mar 21, 2018
excellent care, all staff attentive and caring.
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Mar 20, 2018
Very easy to understand and seemed genuinely concerned and determined to find a diagnosis. I couldn\'t have asked for more.
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