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Dr. Richard Nixon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Physician Biography

A native Houstonian, Dr. Richard “Rick” Nixon is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree and completed his internship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He went to Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, for his residency in orthopedic surgery and returned to Baylor College of Medicine for a fellowship in sports medicine and surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Nixon has practiced in Texas since 1991.His clinical interests are sports medicine and minimally invasive knee, hip and shoulder surgery. He is one of two Houston surgeons who perform the patented Quad-sparing technique for total knee replacement.

Dr. Nixon provides compassionate care; treating his patients, from children to adults, as if they were family. Taking a conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Nixon spends as much time as needed with his patients and believes in keeping each patient well informed as to their condition, prognosis and available options.

At Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Dr. Nixon has served as chief of staff and currently serves as medical director of the hospital’s surgical services. He was named Memorial Hermann Northwest Physician of the Year in 1999.

Dr. Nixon serves as a team physician for several public and private schools and volunteers as the pitching coach for the Northland Christian High School baseball team.

He and his wife have two adult sons and live in northwest Harris County. Dr. Nixon is a private pilot and enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing.

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