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Dr. Richard Nixon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

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 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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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (713) 864-2663

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Education

Baylor College of Medicine - Graduate Medical Education 1983

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

Baylor College of Medicine - Sports Medicine 1991

Affiliated Centers
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
Gender

Male

Internship & Residency

Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Medicine 1985, Scott & White/Tx A&M Univeristy School of Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery 1990

PCP Number

100000051500

Clinical Interests
  • Joint Replacement surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Replacement surgery
  • Knee Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Sports medicine
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Cities Served

Bellaire, Houston

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Memorial Hermann
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans

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In The News

  • Houston Chronicle logo

    One Houston surgeon. Three sisters. Five knee replacements.

    The pain was constant for the sisters over the decades — a grinding, bone-on-bone sensation in the knee.

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