Dr. Richard Coats

Learn more about Dr. Coat's background and what drew him to vascular surgery.


Meet Vascular Surgeon Dr. Richard Coats.

Talk about your educational background.

Dr. Coats grew up in Columbia, MO, and received all of his education there.

What is your role at The Heart and Vascular Center?

Vascular surgeons operate on all vessels outside of the chest or head. Typically, he sees things like blockages of the carotid artery or lower extremity blockages. He also treats varicose veins, spider veins, and abdominal aneurysms

What do you enjoy most about working with patients?

In people with vascular diseases, it isn't just something you fix and it goes away. He sees these patients and their families forever and gets to know them, which is one reason he was drawn to vascular surgery.

What's something people may not know about you?

He is a husband and father of four kids ranging in age from age 3 to 18. They are a very active family and involved in everything from biking to running to fishing.