Dr. Richard M Dearman MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Dearman is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Lafayette, Louisiana and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Heart Hospital of Lafayette and Lafayette General Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine and has been in practice for 36 years. Dr. Dearman accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at Heart Hospital of Lafayette and one of 8 at Lafayette General Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery, Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Adult General Thoracic

Other Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Education & Medical Training

Madigan Healthcare System
Residency, 1983

Madigan Healthcare System
Internship, 1978–1979

Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
Class of 1978

San Antonio Uniformed Services
Fellowship, 1990

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 29 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

LA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Diagnosis of superior sulcus tumors: a further use of the thoracoscope.
Cavanaugh, D. G., Barry, M. J., Knight, J. A., Dearman, R. M.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net Arizona HMO
  • Health Net Arizona PPO/POS
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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