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Dr. Richard Clay, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery* Age 67
Dr. Richard Clay, MD
4.5 (18 Ratings)
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Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL.
Dr. Richard Clay, MD
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Dr. Richard Clay, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery* Age 67
Huntsville, AL
Accepting new patients
43 years of experience
Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL.

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Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has 43 years experience. They graduated from University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine in 1981 and completed a residency at Cleveland Clinic.They currently practice at HH Heart Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons and are affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital. Dr. Clay has experience treating conditions like Pleural Effusion among other conditions at varying frequencies. At present, Dr. Clay received an average rating of 4.5/5 from patients and has been reviewed 18 times. Their office accepts new patients. Dr. Clay is board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and accepts multiple insurance plans.

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Pleural Effusion
Maze Procedure
Aortic Aneurysm
Pleural Effusion
Maze Procedure
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Ileus
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Intestinal Obstruction
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Partial Lung Collapse
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Aortic Arch Repair
Aortic Repair
Aortic Valve Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Mitral Valve Surgery
Thoracentesis
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Abdominal Pain
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Adhesive Pericarditis
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Septal Defect
Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Heart Tumors
Benign Lung Neoplasms
Benign Mediastinal Tumor
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Benign Pleural Neoplasm
Benign Tumor
Biventricular Heart Failure
Boerhaave's Syndrome
Breast Cancer
Cancer
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Cardiac Tamponade
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Chylothorax
Congenital Heart Disease
Constipation
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Vessel Malformation
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Empyema
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Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Varices
Gallstones
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Disease
Hemorrhoids
Hiatal Hernia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Ischemic Colitis
Lipomas
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Lung Cancer
Malignant Mediastinal Tumor
Mediastinal Tumors
Megacolon
Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Nonrheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Osteosarcoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Pelvic Abscess
Peptic Ulcer
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Rib Fracture
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Secondary Malignancies
Septal Defect
Septic Embolism
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Systolic Heart Failure
Thoracic Cancer
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Thymomas
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Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative Colitis
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Ventral Hernia
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Abdominoplasty
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aneurysm Repair
Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Colectomy
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Surgery
Excision
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Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gastrotomy
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Surgery
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Impella Device
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Laparotomy
Lobectomy of Lung with Robotic Assist
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mitral Valve Prosthetic Implantation
Mitral Valve Repair
Mitral Valve Replacement
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Lobectomy
Open Lung Removal
Open Lung Resection or Removal
Open Thymectomy
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Renal Transplant
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Sympathectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Wound Repair

Insurance Accepted

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  • Choice Plus POS II
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    Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • HealthyBlue 2.0
    HealthyBlue Advantage
  • Cigna PPO
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    Open Access Plus
  • GEHA
  • Tricare
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Locations

  1. 1 Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons PC
    201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300, Huntsville, AL 35801
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

Patient Satisfaction

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Clay
4.5
Based on 18 Reviews
5 Stars (15)
4 Stars (1)
3 Stars (0)
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1 Star (2)

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Oct 06, 2023
He’s been monitoring my Ascending Aortic Aneurysm for 9 yrs. So much confidence & concern for his patients. He’s a Blessed & Gifted Professional! His Staff is top notch, easy to deal with, friendly & Professional! If I have to have open heart surgery, he’s the Man!
Bob Riccelli — Oct 06, 2023
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Biography
  • Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine in 1981. He specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Critical Care Surgery.
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Specialties*
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Critical Care Surgery
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Education

Education

Medical Education
  • University of South Alabama Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine
    1981
Medical Education

Board Certifications

Board Certifications
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Board Certifications
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A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

Internship

Internship
  • Bridgeport Hospital
    1982
Internship

Residency

Residency Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
    1989
Residency Hospital

Fellowship

Fellowship Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
    1987
Fellowship Hospital
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New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Richard Clay, MD. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Clay's profile.

Dr. Richard Clay, MD is affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital.

Yes, Dr. Richard Clay, MD holds board certification in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Crestwood Medical Center

    1 Hospital Dr SW, Huntsville, AL

  • Huntsville Hospital

    101 Sivley Rd SW, Huntsville, AL