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Richard Otero, MD

Richard Otero, MD

Gastroenterology
Dr. Richard Otero followed in the same footsteps of his father, with pursuing a career in medicine and quickly reaching high points early in his career such as being Chief of Staff and Chief of the GI Division at Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. While these achievements brought him great satisfaction, he then believed the true rewards come from his patients. He says “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”.

Dr. Otero completed his undergraduate work at Harvard College. He then went on to obtain his Medical Doctorate at Southwestern Medical School and completed his internship as well as his residency at the University of Texas Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas.  He then accepted a Fellowship in Gastro there as well.

When you ask Dr. Otero why he chose this field, he describes the diversity while saying, “it gives me the opportunity to work with patients while performing procedures—it is both mentally and physically challenging every day.”

Dr. Otero enjoys traveling around the globe. He recalls Turkey, Italy, Thailand, and Bali as some of his favorite stops around the world.

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