Dr. Richard K Parker MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Richard Parker is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Denver, Colorado. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital and Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Nebraska College of Medicine and has been in practice for 40 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital and one of 4 at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Health one Presbyterian - St Luke's Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1972 - 1973

University of Colorado
Residency, General Surgery, 1969 - 1971

Health one Presbyterian - St Luke's Medical Center
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1971 - 1972

University of Colorado
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1973 - 1974

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1974 - 1975

Denver Health Medical Center
Internship, Transitional Year, 1968 - 1969

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Class of 1968

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CO State Medical License
Active through 2013

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina BlueOptions PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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