About

Southern California Head Pain and Neurologic Institute, Doctor Scot Richardson, and our staff are committed to offering patients the latest technology, enabling our neurology practice to provide the quality health care you expect and deserve.  Dr. Scot Richardson provides complete neurology care including diagnosis and treatment of migraine headaches and other head pain, epilepsy and seizures, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, stroke, Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and disorders of nerves and muscles such as carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and neck and back pain.

Dr. Scot Richardson has lived and worked in Ventura County since 1979 when his family moved to Southern California from Minnesota.  In fact, Dr. Richardson attended Poinsettia Elementary School and then Ojai Valley School for his junior high school education.  Meanwhile, Dr. Richardson became one of the youngest boys ever to earn the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America while playing basketball, soccer, and volleyball in local youth leagues.  Dr. Richardson graduated valedictorian, Suma Cum Laude, and with highest honors from Cate School in Carpinteria where he was captain of the varsity basketball and volleyball teams.  At the age of 18, he became the first person from his Congressional District to ever win the United States Congressional Silver Medal, the highest honor the United States Government awards to civilians.

To expand his horizons, Dr. Richardson ventured back east to Dartmouth College, an Ivy League school in Hanover, New Hampshire.  He played college volleyball and majored in Spanish literature, earning the Spanish Award, Magna Cum Laude, and Phi Beta Kappa when he graduated from Dartmouth in 1991.  Dr. Richardson returned to California for his medical training, graduating from the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1995, and he completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.  Initially, Dr. Richardson intended to become a radiologist, and his training in radiology has provided him a tremendous advantage in his practice as a neurologist.  In 2001, Dr. Richardson completed his Neurology residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.  With an unmatched educational background, Dr. Richardson returned to his hometown in 2001 to begin serving his community as a private practice neurologist.

Dr. Scot Richardson is a board certified neurologist and is committed to providing excellent service and offering state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatments, including the vagus nerve stimulator for epilepsy, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders and Parkinson’s disease, and botulinum toxin (Xeomin and Botox) injections for migraine headaches.  Dr. Scot Richardson is also affiliated with all local hospitals, including Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura County Medical Center, St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Ojai Community Hospital, and Pleasant Valley Medical Center.

Above all else, Dr. Richardson truly understands the needs, hopes, and expectations of his patients.  As a father, son, and patient himself, Dr. Richardson has immense first-hand experience with the tremendous challenges patients and their loved-ones face in our modern health system.  Compassionate and caring, Dr. Richardson is dedicated to providing his patients the best care and service possible.