Dr. Richard Thrasher is a unique leader in the medical community, currently serving as the the managing partner of the ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas, he has been the chief of staff of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at McKinney and held many other physician leadership positions listed on his LinkedIn page. He has been named a D Magazine Best ENT on multiple occasions and has won the coveted Living Magazine Reader’s Choice Award as Best ENT in McKinney and Allen for 9 consecutive years. Prior to serving as a Major in the United States Air Force, he went to the University of Utah for his undergraduate degree, the University of Connecticut School of Medicine for his MD, and then to the University of Colorado to complete his residency. Having lived in 9 states, he moved to Texas in 2007 and says he has found his home.
Dr. Thrasher seeks out and thrives on leading-edge medical technologies. Often a consultant for and an early adopter of the latest medical technology he was among the first 60 physicians in the country to utilize balloon sinuplasty and among the first ENTs in North Texas to be certified on the DaVinci Robot. He performed the first implantation of the Inspire device in Collin County for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. He advances his practice and the health of his patients through pioneering and breakthrough procedures for other conditions like nasal obstruction and chronic rhinitis. Dr. Thrasher is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery and brings each patient a distinctive blend of brilliant surgical acumen and a ready smile. He has authored several publications as well as having been featured on NBC news and in local magazines. He is routinely asked to participate as an investigator in clinical trials for developing medical technology.
A resident of Prosper, he is the father of two and devoted to his family and community. He has become a well-respected travel and landscape photographer in his spare time with multiple awards with some of his work displayed on 500px. He will admit to playing several sports poorly and is a self-proclaimed technology geek who covets anything with a microchip in it.