Dr. Todd Rice completed undergraduate studies at Stephen F. Austin University in Texas, and his medical degree and Anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is board-certified. He later earned an MBA through the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst.
He has a diversity of practice experience, to include partnered private practice in the Dallas area, an academic appointment at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, staff anesthesiologist positions in Pittsburgh and now in the Hot Springs area, surgical center directorships and medical executive committee appointments. While continuing clinical work with some local affiliates, he is the practice manager and the director of anesthesia services for the Direct Surgical Care practice.
He has interests in regional anesthesia for acute pain management, direct care medical models which include transparent and efficient pricing for patients, disrupting care models to achieve better quality and patient satisfaction, and minimizing the collusive intrusion of third parties into the patient-physician relationship which results in fragmented, expensive, confusing, frustrating, redundant layers of bureaucracy. Yes, there is a better way, and we'll work to promote it.