Richard E. Popwell, Jr., MD, is in practice with Bozeman Deaconess Neurology. Dr. Popwell obtained his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1997. He completed his neurology residency in 2001 at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium.
After his residency, Dr. Popwell served four years as an officer in the United States Air Force and from 2003 through 2005 he was the chief of neurology at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.
After separating from the military in 2005 he relocated to Northern Colorado, where he remained in private practice until deciding to join the Bozeman Deaconess Health Group this summer.
Dr. Powell’s areas of clinical interest include multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, dementia, movement disorders and adolescents with neurological disorders. He performs nerve conduction studies, electromyography, electroencephalography, lumbar punctures and botulinum toxin injections (non-cosmetic only). Dr. Popwell also programs vagal nerve stimulators for the management of epilepsy and deep brain stimulators for the management of tremors and Parkinson's disease. He is board certified in neurology and an active member of the American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Popwell and his family are very excited to become part of the Bozeman community. His personal hobbies include fishing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing and off-road driving.
He joined the medical staff at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital in 2010.
Our neurologists diagnose and treat neurological symptoms and disorders including headaches, dementia, numbness or weakness in limbs, dizziness, epilepsy and other non-related seizures, stroke and multiple sclerosis.