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Dr. Richard Clay, MD

Critical Care Surgery
4.5 (17)
Accepting new patients
41 years of experience
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Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a Critical Care Surgery Specialist in Huntsville, AL. They specialize in Critical Care Surgery, has 41 years of experience. They graduated from University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine and is affiliated with Crestwood Medical Center and Huntsville Hospital.

Dr. Clay works at HH Heart Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Huntsville, AL. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons PC
    201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300, Huntsville, AL 35801 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (256) 536-5594

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  • Crestwood Medical Center
  • Huntsville Hospital

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    4.5
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    Jan 05, 2021
    Dr. Clay saved my Fathers life. My father had an aortic dissection and Dr. Clay was able to replace it with a Kevlar sleeve. Our family is eternally grateful, and as others have said we'll never be able to repay him for the kindness and honesty he provided in such a troubling and stressful time. The thing I appreciated most was how he was able to be very honest with us about the situation, without being detached. He was very empathetic, and we all knew he would do everything he could to help my Dad. My children have been able to grow up knowing their Pop Pop's love and for that I truly believe Dr. Clay was sent to us from heaven.
    Wesley Birdsong — Jan 05, 2021
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    About Dr. Richard Clay, MD

    Specialties
    • Critical Care Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 41 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1619960549
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL
    Residency
    Internship
    • Bridgeport Hosp
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University Of South Alabama College Of Medicine
    Medical Education

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    Dr. Richard Clay, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Clay is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Clay has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Clay has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Clay works at HH Heart Center Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Huntsville, AL. View the full address on Dr. Clay’s profile.

    17 patients have reviewed Dr. Clay. The overall rating for this provider is 4.5. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Clay.

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