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Walter Russell Peters, MD
Colon and Rectal Surgery
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About
Walter R. Peters, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS is Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Co-Director of the Rectal Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peters has extensive expertise and experience in the management of a variety of colon and rectal diseases. His interests include the surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer. His research interests have focused on the development of laparoscopic colorectal surgery and improving the quality and safety of surgical care. Dr. Peters has been involved with several research projects that have resulted in numerous publications and presentations at national meetings. He is active on the national level in several professional organizations. After completing his training at Washington University in St. Louis, he practiced in Columbia, Missouri for over 27 years and taught at the University of Missouri. He joined the staff at Baylor University School of Medicine to become more involved in surgical training. Currently he is a clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine.

Ages SeenAdolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics

LanguagesEnglish
Insurance Accepted
Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Aetna
Elect Choice/Open Access EPO | HMO/QPOS/US Access/HMO Open Access HMO | Managed Choice/Open Access POS | Open Choice PPO
Beech Street of Texas
Beech Street of Texas PPO PPO
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Blue Advantage (Gold, Silver, Bronze) HMO | Blue Choice Plus POS | Blue Choice PPO PPO | Federal Select PPO | HMO Blue Essentials HMO | Medicare Advantage Oncor/Energy Future Holdings Retirees PPO
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc.
Cigna Healthcare of Texas, Inc. PPO PPO | Open Access Plus PPO
First Health
First Health PPO PPO
Great-West Healthcare (formerly One Health Plan)
Great West POS POS | Great West PPO PPO | Open Access PPO-Open Access PPO-OA
HealthSCOPE
HealthSmart Preferred Care (incl NTHN)
HealthSmart PPO PPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO EPO | HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO GEPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network
ChoiceCare Concentric Network SmartNet PPO | Humana Medicare Advantage PPO/HMO | Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO PPO
Imagine Health
SmartCare EPN PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Medicare
Private Health Care System
Private Health Care System PPO PPO
Scott & White Health Plan
Baylor Scott & White Employee Network | BSW Preferred HMO Network | BSW Preferred PPO Network | HMO Network - Group | McLane Group Network | PPO Network - Group | TRS - Active Care Participants Network
United HealthCare
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare.As part of that vision, Baylor Scott &White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Apr 9, 2018, Walter Russell Peters, MD disclosed the following outside relationships with Industry:

VendorDescription
Ethicon US, LLCConsulting

Consulting: Service to a company (including as member of an advisory board) to give advice and expertise on a particular medical product, treatment or disease state, typically provided under a written agreement and in response to a particular business need

Background
Education
  • Internship: General Surgery, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
  • Residency: General Surgery, The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
  • Fellowship: The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis
  • Medical School: Washington University: MO
Certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Institute for Rehab
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Baylor Heart & Vascular Centers, LLP
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