Dr. Richard Parker, MD

Dr. Richard Parker, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
74 y/o
(25)

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Dr. Richard Parker, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 49 years. Dr. Parker is affiliated with Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, Rose Medical Center, The Medical Center of Aurora and North Suburban Medical Center.

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Dr. Parker's Experience

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Dr. Parker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Syncope
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Surgical Procedure
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parker to family and friends
4.8
based on 25 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Parker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Denver, CO |
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.
in Burlington, CO. |
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.
Parker, CO |
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!
in Colby, KS |
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.
in Denver, CO |
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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Dr. Parker accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    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

Hospitals where Dr. Parker has admitting privileges

North Suburban Medical Center
9191 Grant St
Thornton, CO 80229
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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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