Dr. Richard A Close, MD



Neurosurgery     -  Pennsylvania,  West Reading

 Overview

Dr. Richard A Close, MD works in West Reading, Pennsylvania is a specialist in Neurosurgery and graduated Temple University School Of Medicine in 1972. Dr. Close is affiliated with The Reading Hospital and Medical Center and practicing for 47 years

 Experience and Qualifications

 Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

 Conditions

  • Acute Urinary Retention
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Amniotomy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Elbow Or Upper Arm Arthritis
  • Eosinophilia Myalgia Syndrome
  • Food Additive Allergy - Annatto
  • Functional Hemispherectomy
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for AVM
  • Helminthosporium Fungus Allergy
  • Implanon® Placement
  • Isolaz System Acne Treatment
  • IV Sedation
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Lattice Corneal Dystrophy, Type 1
  • Multiple Injuries
  • Muscular Dystrophy, Congenital, Type 1C
  • Mycobacterial Infections
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Pediatric Chronic Infection
  • Pediatric Dermatologic Disorders
  • Pediatric Thoracic Disorders
  • Pediatric Voiding
  • Pelvic Support Problems
  • Pneumatic Dilations (PD)
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Sinus Node Disease
  • Surgical Mesh Removal
  • Syndactyly
  • The treatment of complicated hypertension
  • Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA)

 Procedures

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Fracture
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurostimulation, Spinal
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

 Board Certifications

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery

 Years Since Graduation

  • 47

 State License

  • Pennsylvania

 Background Check

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 Education & Training

Medical School


Temple University School Of Medicine

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Graduated: 1972

Residency Hospital


Temple Hospital


Year completed: 1977

Internship Hospital


Temple Hospital


Year completed: 1973

 Awards

1   AMA
2   CNS
3   AANS

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 Office Locations


Primary location

 Spine Brain Neurosurgery Center

601 Spruce Street
Pennsylvania (PA)
West Reading,
19611

  (610) 375-4567

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes
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 Map & Directions



Spine Brain Neurosurgery Center, 601 Spruce Street, West Reading, Pennsylvania (PA), 19611




 Insurances Accepted (check insurance plans)

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Choice Plus POS
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Blue PPO
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health America PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Keystone Health Plan East HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare MCR
  • Navigate HMO
  • Navigate POS
  • Open Access Plus
  • Options PPO
  • Personal Choice PPO
  • Travelers
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Universal American
  • UPMC
  • UPMC PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Worker's Compensation WC

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 Affiliated Hospitals


The Reading Hospital and Medical Center photo


The Reading Hospital and Medical Center

6th Avenue And Spruce Street Pennsylvania PA, Reading, 19611

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center is a hospital located in Reading, PA. Procedures/Diagnosis costs are at the state average in 16 of 16 procedures. Length of Stay is at the state average in 15 of 16 procedures.




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