Dr. Richard Rogers

Dr. Richard Rogers

About Dr. Richard E. Rogers, M.D.

Who is Doctor Rogers?

Doctor Rogers is a Victoria native and subspecialist in gastroenterology. Recently, he was Awarded Physician of the Year by Yoakum Community Hospital in 2017 and voted Best Gastroenterologist by the Victoria Advocate in 2011. He has been in private practice since 1989, and has practiced gastroenterology for over 2 decades in Victoria. He offers a full range of gastroenterological care including internal hemorrhoid banding, colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), ERCP, and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

Dr. Rogers’ primary focus is colorectal cancer prevention and screening. We strive to provide our patients with quality medical care, a courteous staff, and the shortest waiting time available.

Who are Gastroenterologists?

Gastroenterologists or G.I. doctors are medical specialists who have extensive training in disease of the digestive tract. Their course of study includes the intestinal tract – the small and large bowel or colon, the liver, gallbladder and pancreas and diseases that affect these organs such as inflammation, infection, cancerous and precancerous tumors, and motor disease.

Although other doctors such as Family Physicians, Internists and Surgeons may perform endoscopies, a  gastroenterologist has received extensive training in endoscopy. Endoscopy is the use of small color video cameras to diagnose and treat diseases without the need for surgical incision. In the case of colonoscopy, these instruments may not only detect cancer at an early and easily treatable stage, but may actually prevent cancer from developing by removing precancerous growths without formal surgery

What qualifications does he have?
  • Medical Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston

  • Internship/Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

  • Gastroenterology Fellowship at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

  • Board certification in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

What boards has he served on?
  • Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Citizens Medical Center, Victoria, Texas

  • Teaching faculty at UTMB, Galveston, Texas

  • President of the Victoria-Goliad-Jackson Counties Medical Society

  • Chairman of Continuing Medical Education at Citizens Medical Center

Where does he practice?

He is currently on staff at Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas; DeTar Hospital in Victoria, Texas; and Yoakum Community Hospital in Yoakum, Texas.

What affiliations does he have?
  • American Gastroenterology Association

  • American College of Gastroenterology

  • Texas Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

  • Texas Medical Association

  • Victoria-Goliad-Jackson Counties Medical Society