Dr. Richard Parent, MD

Dr. Richard Parent, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Parent, MD is a general surgery specialist in Saint Helena, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Medicaid of California

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Top Care Areas


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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 65% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 50% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated




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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Vermont / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Ucsf-East Bay
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Stanford University Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Scripps Clinic/Scripps Green Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parent has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Adventist Health St. Helena

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Parent is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Parent's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parent to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Parent's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr Parent was amazing! He is very calm natured, confident and patient. I had to have emergency gall bladder surgery and he was the surgeon. I am very thankful that he was my surgeon! He and I agreed to do the surgery that night. Dr. Parent made me feel very comfortable with the surgery and what I...more
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When a strangulated hernia became an emergency, Dr Parent came to the rescue, and when the surgery had to be performed, there was no doubt Dr. Parent was the best Surgeon for the Job. The care and preparation for the surgery was more than I could have hoped for from Dr. Parent, his staff, and the...more
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I was one of dr. Parents first patients even though I had some hardships during the first six weeks or so I wouldn't have changed it and I do have a group page on Facebook for people thinking or already have had surgery it is st. Helena bariatric and metabolic Center it is an open group so if you...more
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His whole office personnel is absolutely lovely and the doctor is extremely knowledgeable with great manners.
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Dr. Parent and his staff are amazing people. He is very kind and to the point, no sugar coating. He cares about you and your well being. Before my surgery on November 10th of 2015, he wanted to make sure I was absolutely sure I was ready and was sure I wanted to go through with it. (Bariatric...more
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