Dr. Richard Bernard Hecker DO Anesthesiologist

Dr. Richard Hecker is an anesthesiologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. He is one of 230 doctors at Baptist Medical Center and one of 132 at Methodist Hospital who specialize in Anesthesiology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Anesthesiologist: Critical Care Medicine, Pain Medicine, Regional Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests: Intravenous Anesthesia, Complex Regional Anesthesia, Back Pain, Chronic Low Back Pain, Critical Care, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Pain Management, Pain, Transesophageal Echocardiography, Orthopedic Major Joint Procedures

Education & Medical Training

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Residency, Anesthesiology, 1987 - 1990

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1988 - 1988

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, 1989 - 1990

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, 1990 - 1991

San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
Internship, Transitional Year, 1986 - 1987

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Class of 1986

Saint Martin's College
Other Training, Biology, 1977 - 1981

Saint Martin's College
Other Training, Psychology, 1977 - 1981

Baylor University
Other Training, U.S. Army Physician Assistant Program, 1975 - 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified 23 years in Anesthesiology

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified 23 years in Critical Care Medicine

American Board of Anesthesiology
Certified 16 years in Pain Medicine

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

CA State Medical License
Active through 2013

NM State Medical License
Active through 2013

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (FAOCA)
1997

2nd Place Writing
1994

3rd Place Writing
1994

Best Scientific Essay, American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
1990

Best Resident Presentation, Southern Medical Association
1988

Publications & Presentations

Anesthesia for Orthopedic Surgery.

Trauma Anesthesia.

Management of the Cardiac Transplant Patient.

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