Dr. Richard Clay, MD

Dr. Richard Clay, MD

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Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, critical care surgery, and more.

201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300

Huntsville, AL 35801

Contact Information

(256) 536-5594

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
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Dr. Clay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Clay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Heart Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clay treats Heart Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Clay treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clay treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Clay treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Clay performs Lung Surgery more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Clay performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Clay's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Sparing Surgery
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Chest Wall Tumor
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Gunshot Wound
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Block
  • Heart Blood Vessel Blockage
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease in Women
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Heart Procedures
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion and PleurX® Catheter Placement
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Primary Hyperhidrosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thoracoscopy
  • Thymectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in cardiac surgery, critical care surgery, and more.

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1989
Cleveland Clinic
Residency Hospital
1987
Cleveland Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1986
Bridgeport Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Bridgeport Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
1987
1986
1982
1981

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clay

4.7

Based on 12 reviews

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1 Star
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I recently had open heart surgery performed by Dr. Clay and I could not be happier with my experience. He is an amazing physician and has a great bedside manner. The wait times are minimal and his staff is lovely. He has an upbeat attitude and makes you feel like you are in good hands at all...Read More
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18 year's ago my dad found out he had small cell carcinoma in his right lung and possibly his chest wall. Dr. Clay was a god sent blessing to my family and I. He is a straight shooter with a great team of professionals. My Dad is healthy and doing well with no signs of cancer today. Five stars...Read More
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Dr. Clay was an excellent doctor and I would recommend him above any other heart surgeon. He was also kind, which meant a lot to me and to my family. Wonderful man/excellent doctor! Huntsville is blessed to have him.
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Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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He organizes support team and uses his resources well. He is definitely a straight shooter who tells it like it is and covers each scenario with patient.
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Locations

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Huntsville Hospital

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