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Specializes in Oncology • Male • Age 61

910 E Houston St Ste 100
Tyler, TX 75702
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Dr. Richards' Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
800 E Dawson St
Tyler, TX 75701
East Texas Medical Center
1000 S Beckham Ave
Tyler, TX 75701

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
TEXAS ONCOLOGY TYLER
TEXAS ONCOLOGY TYLER
910 E Houston St Ste 100
Tyler, TX 75702
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    Dr. Richards' Experience

    Specialties

    • Oncology
    • Medical Oncology
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    • Acute Leukemia
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anemia
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Brain Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Burkitt's Lymphoma
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
    • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • ENT Cancer
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Fallopian Tube Cancer
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallbladder Cancer
    • Hodgkin's Disease
    • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Leukocytosis
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lymphocytosis
    • Lymphoma
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    • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
    • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
    • Lymphosarcoma
    • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
    • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
    • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
    • Melanoma
    • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
    • Myeloma
    • Myeloproliferative Disorders
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Neutropenia
    • Nodular Lymphoma
    • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
    • Oral Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pancytopenia
    • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
    • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
    • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
    • Prostate Cancer
    • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Skin Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Testicular Cancer
    • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
    • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
    • Thrombocytosis
    • Thymomas
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Tongue Cancer
    • Tonsil Cancer
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Vaginal Cancer
    • Vulvar Cancer
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Texas.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University of Kentucky
    Graduated in 1985
    University of Texas Medical School At San Antonio
    Graduated in 1983

    Internship Hospital

    University Tex Health Science Center

    Residency Hospital

    University Tex Health Science Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    University Tex Health Science Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Richards & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Richards' Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • East Texas Medical Center

    • Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Dr. Richards' Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.1 out of 5

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    3.5 out of 5

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.5 out of 5

    10 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    16 – 30 minutes

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    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.4 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.4 out of 5

    10 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.4 out of 5

    10 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

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    TEXAS ONCOLOGY TYLER
    910 E Houston St Ste 100
    Tyler, TX 75702
    (903) 579-9800 (Office)
    (903) 579-9923 (Fax)
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