Richard Otero, M.D. followed in the same footsteps of his father, with pursuing a career in medicine and quickly reaching high points early in his career. High points such as, being Chief of Staff and Chief of the GI Division at Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. While these achievements bring him great satisfaction, he believes the true rewards come from his patients. “I consider it an honor that each patient trusts me with their care. I want to do everything I can to be proactive in their care, but I also want to give them the knowledge and tools to be proactive themselves,” he says on patient care.
In addition, before his pursuit of medicine began, Dr. Otero completed his undergraduate work at Harvard College. He then went on to obtain his Medical Doctorate at Southwestern Medical School and then completed his internship as well as his residency at the University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas. He then finally went on to accept a Fellowship in Gastro there as well.
When you ask why he chose this field, Dr. Otero describes the diversity saying, “it gives me the opportunity to work with patients while performing procedures—it is both mentally and physically challenging every day.”
Also, when he finds time for himself, he enjoys traveling around the globe. He named Turkey, Italy, Thailand, and Bali as some of his favorite stops around the world.
Education, Memberships and Affiliations
- Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, Doctor of Medicine
- University of Texas—Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas, Internship , Residency, Internal Medicine
- University of Texas—Affiliated Hospitals, Houston, Texas, Fellowship, Gastroenterology
- Member, Bexar County Medical Society
- Member, American College of Physicians
I consider it an honor that each patient trusts me with their care. I want to do everything I can to be proactive in their care, but I also want to give the knowledge and the tools to be proactive themselves.
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- Practicing medicine since 1981
- Languages Spoken: English and Spanish