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Dr. Richard Thomas Shimer MD is a male Surgeon, has 13 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Dr. Richard Shimer has 3 office locations.
501 Dr Michael Debakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601

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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.


Dr. Shimer has 6 hospital affiliations:

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

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Shimer accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Aetna - 2 plans
  • United Healthcare - 15 plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana - 4 plans
  • Cigna - 11 plans
  • Humana - 14 plans
  • Louisiana Medicaid - 1 plan

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Where does Dr. Richard T. Shimer practice?
Dr. Richard Shimer practices Surgery near Lake Charles, LA.
See Lake Charles Surgeons.