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Rick Nixon, MD

Rick Nixon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine
Rick Nixon, MD

Rick Nixon, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon (Orthopedist), Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery – Sports Medicine

Personal Statement

A native Houstonian, Dr. Richard “Rick” Nixon is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree and completed his internship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He went to Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, for his residency in orthopedic surgery and returned to Baylor College of Medicine for a fellowship in sports medicine and surgery of the knee and shoulder.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Nixon has practiced in Texas since 1991.His clinical interests are sports medicine and minimally invasive knee, hip and shoulder surgery. He is one of two Houston surgeons who perform the patented Quad-sparing technique for total knee replacement.

Dr. Nixon provides compassionate care; treating his patients, from children to adults, as if they were family. Taking a conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Nixon spends as much time as needed with his patients and believes in keeping each patient well informed as to their condition, prognosis and available options.

At Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, Dr. Nixon has served as chief of staff and currently serves as medical director of the hospital’s surgical services. He was named Memorial Hermann Northwest Physician of the Year in 1999.

Dr. Nixon serves as a team physician for several public and private schools and volunteers as the pitching coach for the Northland Christian High School baseball team.

He and his wife have two adult sons and live in northwest Harris County. Dr. Nixon is a private pilot and enjoys playing golf, hunting and fishing.




  • English

Insurance Plans

  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Anthem
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS of Texas - Blue Choice PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Consumer Choice PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Fed Select PPO
  • BC/BS of Texas - Health Select POS
  • BC/BS of Texas - TRS Active Care PPO
  • Benefit Planners
  • GEHA Health Plans - Standard Option (PPO)
  • GPA - Group & Pension Administrators - Health Benefit Plans
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PFFS
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - Military Tricare -Standard
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHNP Freedom of Choice PPO
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • Mutual of Omaha - Medicare Supplement
  • New Era Life - Health Plans
  • PHCS - PPO
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Tricare - Standard
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Medical Resources (UMR) - PPO
  • USAA - Medicare Supplement

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine (1983)


Scott And White Memorial Hospital (1990)


Baylor College of Medicine (1991)

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Texas Orthopaedic Association
  • Houston Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Assocation
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Texas Society of Sports Medicine


  • Physician of the Year 1999 @ Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital
  • Senior Clinical Scholar Award 1990 @ Scott and White Institutional Research Committee


  • Nixon, Rick G. and Brindley, George W., "Hemophilia Presenting as Compartment Syndrome in the Arm Following Venipuncture." Cinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol. 317, p.162, 1995
  • Nixon, Rick G., et al., "Reconstitution of the Patellar Tendon Donor Site after Graft Harves." Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Vol. 317, p.162, 1995

Available Appointments

Rick G. Nixon, MD

1919 North Loop W Ste 115, Houston, TX 77008 (713) 864-2663

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