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Richard Tillquist, MD

Dr. Tillquist is a surgeon in the Denver area. He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Tillquist saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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129 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw more obesity patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more osteoarthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Tillquist saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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63 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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85 doctors
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84 doctors
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42 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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72 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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48 doctors
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48 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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24 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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17 doctors
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17 doctors
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8 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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76 doctors
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76 doctors
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38 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw sleep disorders patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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281 doctors
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281 doctors
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140 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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242 doctors
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242 doctors
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121 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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257 doctors
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257 doctors
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128 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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191 doctors
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190 doctors
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95 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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168 doctors
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168 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more bowel obstruction patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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134 doctors
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134 doctors
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66 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more acid reflux patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw melanoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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21 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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146 doctors
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146 doctors
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73 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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150 doctors
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150 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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207 doctors
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206 doctors
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103 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw lung condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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26 doctors
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26 doctors
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12 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw pancreatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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55 doctors
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56 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Tillquist saw more abscess patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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80 doctors
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79 doctors
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Dr. Tillquist saw hormonal imbalance patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Tillquist accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Gallbladder removal (laparoscopic) $4,693 – 16.8k
Gallbladder removal (open) $9,426 – 20.5k
Hernia surgery (inguinal) $5,937 – 15.7k
Sigmoidoscopy $372 – 1,382
Skin tag removal $167 – 275

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Tillquist’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
28%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Tillquist’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tillquist’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Tillquist’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tillquist’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Tillquist’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Tillquist 38%
Predicted for his patients 72%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Tillquist’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tillquist’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Tillquist’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tillquist’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Tillquist’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Tillquist 56%
Predicted for his patients 86%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Tillquist’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Tillquist’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Tillquist’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Tillquist’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Tillquist sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
1,459 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
W Hampden Pl
Englewood, CO 80110
1,459 miles away

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Credentials
  • Baylor College of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1985
  • Baylor Medical Center at Garland Program
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Tillquist is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Swedish Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Banner Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • First Choice Health
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Security Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield