Dr. Richard Peterson, MD

Dr. Richard Peterson, MD

Bariatric Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Richard Peterson, MD is a bariatric surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in bariatric surgery and general surgery.

11212 State Highway 151 Ste 100

San Antonio, TX 78251

Contact Information

(210) 438-8446

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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more than 84% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 78% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 56% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson "Obesity is more than an inconvenience for individuals; it is a struggle for life. It is either a struggle for life in the direst sense because of the many medical problems it causes or is associated with, or it is a struggle for life and the quality that is often lacking because of the stigma of obesity. For many it is both. I've spent the majority of my professional surgical career focusing on obesity and helping patients find their own way to a new and more fulfilling self. Surgery isn't always the answer and for most it is a last resort to their lifelong battle with obesity. I believe in making sure that individuals are well informed and fully participate in the decision making process when surgery is involved. Patients have options and they should consider them all before any final decision is made. As you begin this journey to a healthier and newer you, I would be honored to be a part of it."
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2  Specialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

14  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of California, Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Saint Agnes Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Saint Agnes Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Usc University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • East Stroudsburg University
    Other Education | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • San Antonio Magazine Top Doctor, 2010
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
20 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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Dr. Peterson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

It was a 6 month process but the staff and Dr. Peterson were exceptional! My after care has been phenomenal! I can only say that my experience with Dr Peterson has been just perfect!
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No control over office staff. Kept my insurance cards and now I'm going on 12 days trying to get them back.
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