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Dr. Richard L Otero Is this you?

About Dr. Richard L Otero

Dr. Richard L Otero, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX, with another office in San Antonio, TX. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Otero is affiliated with Mission Trail Baptist Hospital. Dr. Otero has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

35 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard L Otero is Great. Dr. Richard L Otero has been rated by 35 patients. From those 35 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Richard L Otero is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

San Antonio Gastro Endoscopy Center

520 E Euclid Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
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San Antonio Gastroenterology

3327 Research Plz Ste 414
San Antonio, TX 78235
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Specialties

Dr. Richard L Otero has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hepatitis C
  • Celiac Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Hemorrhoids

Reviews

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Three Stars

Great and thorough. Amazing staff. Haven't been to my follow up yet.

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One Star

Dr. Otero is always in rush and fails to explain much and does not seem to understand the stress I had just being there. Instead of calming and reassuring me, Dr. Otero rushed me through the endoscopy.

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Five Stars

Dr. Otero was very professional and went out of his way to make me comfortable as I was extremely nervous.

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Good Doctor bad staff

Dr Otero and Vanessa Becker are wonderful. Unfortunately the office staff are really rude, lack manners, and intelligence. The office staff tends to lack reasoning skills. I often wonder who hires them because the doctor and PA are very intelligent, have wonderful bedside manner and are highly skilled. The office staff must get minimum wage or something because they do not act professionally.

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Excellent Doctor

Although Dr.Otero has a very busy practice, he took the time we all needed to figure out the problem. He was the second gastro we had seen and the first one couldn't ascertain the problem. The condition was only seen by one very specialized test and Dr. Otero's physician's assistant agreed to it. The results of this test allowed for a diagnosis to be made. Dr. Otero is a good listener. I would highly recommend him for his skills and bedside manner.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2013, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2013, 2016, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Otero is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Graduated in 1978

  • University Of Texas Health Science Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Richard L Otero accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health - Innovative Health
    • Imagine Health Innovative Health
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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    Dr. Richard L Otero is similar to the following 3 Doctors near San Antonio, TX.