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Richard K Adkins, MD


Primary Specialties: Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Patient-centered care is the foundation to Dr. Richard Adkins’ practice of medicine. “It is how I was trained and how I will always approach the provider-patient relationship,” he said.

Dr. Adkins brings more than 30 years of experience in the pain management and anesthesiology field to his work at the National Spine and Pain Centers. His previous work includes serving as a staff physician at pain treatment facilities in Tennessee, Florida, Illinois, and North Dakota.

While putting together individual treatment plans, Dr. Adkins focuses on a multi-modal approach with medication management being an important adjunct to the treatment of pain.

He was first drawn to the field of pain management and anesthesiology through his desire to form meaningful and therapeutic relationships with his patients. The connections and friendships continue to drive him in his work today.

When not seeing patients, Dr. Adkins likes to surf and spend time with his family.

Affiliations IMA Gainesville
  • Fellowship
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital United States Nashville, TN 1989
  • Internship
  • University Hospital United States Jacksonville, FL 1985
  • Medical School
  • University of Florida College of Medicine United States Gainesville, FL 1984
  • Residency
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital United States Nashville, TN 1988
  • Undergraduate
  • New York University United States New York, NY 1977
  • University of West Florida United States Pensacola, FL 1975


  • 12/28/2022
    Rating: 5

    The staff was very patient and kind. Dr. Adkins listened to my concerns. He provided me with a plan for my care. I feel confident that he will be able to help me.

  • 12/19/2022
    Rating: 5

    The office staff is soooo nice, I love them all. Dr. Atkins is super! The only change I would like to see you make is the call center. It’s frustrating when you need to talk to somebody in the office it seems that they never get the messages other than the phone center. I love you guys.

  • 12/16/2022
    Rating: 5

    Love Dr Atkins, [...] and staff!

  • 12/14/2022
    Rating: 5

    Dr Adkins really listened to me and took the time to "hear" me