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 51 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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  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lung Surgery
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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
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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
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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:

  • 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

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

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1 Star
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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. ...Read More
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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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