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Specialties & Research
Dr. Richard Shimer, MD is board certified in Surgery.
He has special expertise in 2 Areas, including Digestive System Abnormalities and Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures.
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Education & Awards
Dr. Shimer graduated from Drexel University , Philadelphia.More Education & Awards
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.
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