Dr. Richard Parker, MD

Dr. Richard Parker, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 75
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Dr. Richard Parker, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

4567 E 9th Ave Ste 5000

Denver, CO 80220

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Lung Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Parker performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Pulmonary Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker treats Pulmonary Disease more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Heart Disease
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker treats Heart Disease more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Parker's conditions and procedures:

Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Autonomic Disorders
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac Imaging
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
Cardioversion, Elective
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Pain
Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Esophagomyotomy
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Murmur
Heart Palpitations
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Hyperlipidemia
Hypertension
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypertensive Heart Disease
Hypotension
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Maze Procedure
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Edema
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Segmentectomy, Open
Sympathectomy
Syncope
Thoracentesis
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombolysis
Thrombosis
Thymomas
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Richard Parker is board-certified in general, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. He completed his fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Colorado and his postgraduate fellowship in cardiovascular surgery from Ma...

Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
    Fellowship Hospital
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital
  • Denver Health
    Internship Hospital
  • 1968
    University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
    Medical School
    1968

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Dr. Parker's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parker

4.7

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
6.451612903225806%
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Actually zero stars. Not ever would I recommend . After finding out my diaphragm was partially paralyzed as a result of surgery and Parker saying everything was just fine, I suggest getting another opinion before choosing him. Multiple attempts to contact him after for an explanation went...Read More
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Dr. Parker performed a quadruple bypass on my father and saved his life. I remember him being very positive, nice, and comforting, but it was kind of a blur. It's been 5 years and my dad is still alive. My uncle had already been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and Dr. Parker gave him a second...Read More
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You hope never to need this type of care but if you do Dr. Parker has been great in that he thoroughly explains things and even adds little sketches to help give you the picture of the wondrous inner workings of our hearts and thereabouts. And he's a patient, attentive listener. As an...Read More
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I love Dr. Parker. He is so skilled at analyzing your particular condition and explaining options in a way that you totally understand. His pleasant personality was very comforting for me while discussing my serious condition. As a surgeon, he is considered the best by his peers. If you are...Read More
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My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting with the doctor for the first time last week. Dr Parker is the best thing that my wife and I could have found for the heart issues I am dealing with. He was to the point but very concerned about my nervousness. He explained everything in a manner that both...Read More
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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