Dr. Richard Peterson, MD

Dr. Richard Peterson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Richard Peterson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in 1975 and specializes in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery.

5304 4th Ave W # Cir

Bradenton, FL 34209

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Humana

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Peterson

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Peterson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 26% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 23% of peers
Heart Surgery
more than 21% of peers

Dr. Peterson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Peterson ""Focused on care" are words to live by for doctors Richard J. Peterson and Alessandro Golino at Manatee Cardiac Surgery. To us, the phrase means caring for our patients before and after - not just during - their surgeries. When choosing Manatee Cardiac Surgery you can be sure that Doctors Peterson and Golino take pride in taking care of people as people, not just patients. "

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

32  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Symptoms, Heart
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


Read Less

28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Duke University Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Duke University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Peterson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Peterson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Peterson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Peterson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Peterson to family and friends
2 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
Are you Dr. Peterson?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!