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Richard Kermit Adkins, MD

About

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 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.

TREATMENTS

* Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections

* Radiofrequency Ablation

*Sacro-iliac Joint Radiofrequency Ablation

Affiliations The Villages
Education
  • Board Certification
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • College
  • B.S. Religion and Biology New York University New York, NY 1977
  • Fellowship
  • Cardiovascular, Pain Management and Regional Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Hospital Nashville, TN 1989
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital United States Nashville, TN 1989
  • Internship
  • Internal Medicine Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Jacksonville, FL 1985
  • University Hospital United States Jacksonville, FL 1985
  • Medical School
  • D.S. University of Florida, College of Medicine Pensacola, FL 1975
  • University of Florida College of Medicine United States Gainesville, FL 1984
  • Residency
  • Anesthesiology Vanderbilt University Hospital Nashville, TN 1988
  • 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