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Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Shimer, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 3 areas:
  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures

Education & Awards

Dr. Shimer graduated from Drexel University , Philadelphia. He has 1 awards.

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)


Dr. Shimer has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Women and Children's Hospital Lake Charles 
  • Christus St Patrick Hospital 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Thomas Shimer MD is a male Surgeon, has 15 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Richard T. Shimer practice?
Dr. Richard Shimer has 1 office location.
Dr. Richard Shimer practices Surgery near Lake Charles, LA.
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