Our Physician

"As the official medical provider of the Dallas Cowboys, Blue Star's foundation is based on uncompromising dedication to quality and personalized patient care in our state-of-the-art facilities" - Richard L. Vera, M.D.

Richard L. Vera, M.D.

Richard L. Vera, M.D. is a fellowship trained, board certified pain management physician with 19 years of experience that will be working full time a Blue Star Pain Management. Our acute pain service and outpatient consultation service are managed by Dr. Vera whose expertise is in interventional pain management. Dr. Vera's comprehensive interdisciplinary approach incorporates interventional, medication and non-medical treatment options.


  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (1991)
  • Internship: Transitional Medicine, John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX (1992)
  • Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1995)
  • Sub-Specialty: Pain Management, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1995)
  • Fellowship: Liver Transplant, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX (1995)
  • Fellowship: Pain Management, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD (1996)
  • Certifications
  • American Board of Anesthesiology with added qualifications in Pain Management
  • American Board of Anesthesiology - Diplomat
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • International Anesthesia Research Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Texas Pain Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society