Areas of focus: Cancer treatment, blood disorder treatment, cancer research, blood disorder research, cancer clinical trials
Office: Fort Worth - North Medical Center
Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
"I believe in choosing the best possible approach for each individual patient, based on many factors. The more the patient understands, the better the treatment results. I want the patient to be involved in all aspects of their care."
Richard Artim, M.D., has proudly served his country and cancer patients for more than three decades. His military background began with an undergraduate degree earned at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Artim completed an internship and residency at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado.
For more than twenty years, as a U.S. Air Force physician, Dr. Artim provided cancer treatment to families stationed at various United States Air Force medical centers across the nation, including Carswell AFB in Fort Worth. Throughout his career in medicine, Dr. Artim has been involved in teaching and training young physicians. Although he left active military duty to open a private practice in 1988, he continues to hold the rank of Lt. Colonel, Medical Corps USAF, inactive reserve.
During the span of his medical practice, Dr. Artim has achieved leadership status on a local, regional, and national basis as a cancer researcher, speaker, and faculty member. He has held medical staff leadership positions at major hospitals including Baylor All Saints, Texas Health Resources-Harris Methodist Fort Worth, and Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Dr. Artim volunteers his time and helps support the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Doris Kupferle Breast Center.
Dr. Artim is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being elected to fellowship status in the American College of Physicians. In addition, he has repeatedly been named a Top Doctor by Fort Worth, Texas magazine.
Dr. Artim and his wife live in Fort Worth.