Dr. Richard Parker, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery •  Male • Age 77
  
Dr. Parker

Rose Medical Center

4567 E 9th Ave Ste 5000 Denver, CO 80220

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Dr. Richard Parker, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 52 years. He graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine in 1968 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and more.


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My husband needed a very rare heart surgery. Dr. Parker went above and beyond in the surgical technique he did for my husband. He gave my husband many more years of life than he should have had, which in turn gave our daughter a Daddy for many more years. Dr. Parker is a kind, and humble man. Working in health care myself, I heard many awesome stories about Dr. Parker and you will be blessed to have him as your surgeon. Thank you, Dr. Parker, for giving us the gift of Dicks life!
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Maureen C. in Lafayette, CO – Mar 03, 2019
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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 unanswered and disregarded.
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Denver, CO – Feb 07, 2018
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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 opinion for free. My dad's heart was broke and Dr. Parker fixed it. I'd rate him 100 if i could. Thank you so muck Dr. Parker! There is no way i could thank you enough for extra time you gave my dad.
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Brad Spears in Denver – Jan 22, 2018
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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 accompanying spouse listening in I have great confidence in his knowledge and experience and have appreciated his excellent explanations and nice sense of humor. I feel like we're in excellent hands.
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Sandy in Denver – Jan 02, 2018
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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 lucky enough to have the opportunity to be one of his patients consider yourself blessed. I highly recommend Dr. Parker!
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Jerry Lorenz in Canon City, CO – Nov 11, 2017
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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 my wife and I could understand. He put us at ease and the confidence to move on to the procedure that has to be done.
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Roger in Golden, Co – Aug 29, 2017
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I wish all doctors could be as wonderful as Dr. Parker. Super personality, explains all options of surgery in great detail. Takes as much time with patients as necessary until every question is answered. His staff is as wonderful as he is, especially Jennifer. Had surgery at Rose Medical and the care was fantastic. This doctor deserves 10 stars, not 5.
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Fern Oliner in Denver, CO – May 15, 2017
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For me, Dr. Parker will always be the first one on my list for any future problems I may have. He is honest, kind and caring. Very special in the way he explains what is happening with my health and the possible procedures that might need his attention. Thank You.
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Martha Carter in Burlington, CO. – May 09, 2017
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Dr. Parker is easy to talk to and explains everything clearly. He does not rush you through and makes certain all of your options and questions are answered. I highly recommend him!
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Parker, CO – Feb 26, 2017
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Dr. Parker spent about 45 minutes with my husband and I in the clinic, explaining what my diagnosis is and what he and his associates will be doing in surgery to correct my problem. He made diagrams and wrote it all down so I could have a copy to refer to as the time for surgery draws near. He was very kind and considerate and compassionate. He is a wonderful man and doctor.
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Sheryl Brenn in Colby, KS – Jan 23, 2017
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1) A doctor's rating has nothing to do with my experience in the waiting room or with the receptionist. But the receptionist and nurse are both five stars for many reasons. I was early... They fit me in early. Communication was great. 2) dr Parker is as interested in who you are as he is plainly discussing all elements of surgery and recovery. 3) I've met with no less than ten different MDs Recently. He's a true top doc. Did I say he's infinitely qualified? 4) call him. You'll be very happy.
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Dave M. in Denver, CO – Jan 18, 2017
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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 May...

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Colorado
Residency Hospital
1969
Denver Health Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1968
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School

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(303) 320-2121

Dr. Parker accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
American Republic
Anthem
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Cofinity
Cofinity PPO
Commercial Insurance Company
Humana
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedHealthInsurance
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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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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Practice Areas

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Typically treats 49% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator more than 57% of their peers

Dr. Parker performs this procedure more than 57% of their peers

Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker performs Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Parker performs this procedure more than 41% of their peers

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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Parker's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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 Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • 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
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Hernia Repair
  • 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
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • 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
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • 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
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • 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
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Rose Medical Center4567 E 9th Ave Ste 5000 Denver, CO 80220
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