Dr. Richard Adkins, M.D.
Board Certified Anesthesiology with Subspecialty Pain Management

Join us in welcoming Dr. Richard Adkins, M.D. to our New Port Richey Center.

Dear Valued Patients, we are pleased to introduce our new physician: Dr. Richard Adkins, M.D. whom joins National Pain Institute, a Prospira Pain Care Center of Excellence. He is part of our growing network of premier providers treating acute, chronic and intractable pain.

Dr. Adkins has over 30 prestigious years of experience specializing in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Anesthesiology. His stellar background makes him a perfect fit for our center.

If you need a pain management doctor, you will be very happy with his level of medical expertise and compassionate patient care.


Pain Management and Anesthesiology

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiology

Subspecialty Certification

Pain Management

State Licenses

Tennessee #NC 17085
Florida #46647
Hawaii #MD-12437


Cardiovascular, Pain Management, and Regional Anesthesiology. Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Hospital of Nashville, Tennessee
February 1988 – January 1989

Chief Resident, Anesthesiology Veterans Administration Hospital, Vanderbilt University, Department
Of Anesthesiology, Nashville, Tennes- see
July 1988 – January 1989


Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Hospital Nashville, Tennessee
February 1986 – January 1988


Department of Internal Medicine University Hospital
Jacksonville, Florida
July 1984 – June 1985

University of Florida, College
Of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida May 1980 – June 1984

Post-Graduate, September 1979 – May 1980
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Bachelor of Arts
Religion and Biology,
New York University, New York, N.Y. September 1975 – June 1977


Uni versi ty of West Florida Pensacola, Florida September 1974 – April 1975

Pensacola Junior College Pensacola, Florida January 1972 – June 1974

Research & Professional Experience

Physician, President Harmony Medicine Nashville, Tennessee May 2012 – -May 2017

Pain Treatment Centers Franklin, Tennessee February 2010 – June 2014

Medi Weightloss Clinics Nashville, Tennessee March 2008 – July 2014

Tennessee Spine and Nerve Institute
Nashville, Tennessee
July 2010 – March 2012

Anesthesiologist and Pain Management
Staff Position
Galesburg Cottage Hospital Galesburg, Illinois
October 2007 – June 2010

Director of Anesthesiology and Pain Management Galesburg Cottage Hospital Galesburg, Illinois
March 2001 – October 2007

Staff Anesthesiologist Meritcare
Fargo, North Dakota February 2001 – March 2001

Professional Organization

American Society of Anesthesiol- ogy
Spine Intervention Society American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Tennessee Medical Association Tennessee Pain Society – Founding Member


“Comparative Study of Sufenta and Iso urane in Outpatient Surgery” Vanderbilt, 1986

“Lipid-Induced Prostacyclin (PGI) release and its Effects of Gas Exchange in a Canine Respira-
tory Distress Model” Abstract Hemodynamics and (presented to American Heart Association’s 57th Scienti c Sessions) 1984

“The Effects of Fat Emulsion Solu- tions on Pulmonary Vasculature in ARDS”,

Abstract (accepted for presenta- tion at Medical Student Research Program), University of Florida, March 25, 1984

“Alterations in Extravascular Lung Water in a Canine Model of Acute Respiratory Distress”, Abstract, 1984

Languages Spoken

English, French, Spanish


Director, Executive Committee; Board of Medical Alumni Florida State University College of Medi- cine 2015 – Present

Past President, Middle Tennessee Seminole Club Medical Mission Dominican Republic 2006

Board Certification

American Board of Anesthesiol- ogy October 1990, #18585

American Board of Anesthesiology September 15, 2001
Subspecialty Certi cation in Pain Management Certi cate #18585

American Board of Anesthesiol- ogy January 1, 2012 Recerti ca- tion Subspecialty Certi cation in Pain Management

Scholarships & Awards

NIH Medical Student Research Fellowship 1984

Presentation – Medical Student Research, University of Florida 1984

Noah Scholarship 1983

Silver Scalpel Award 1980 (Awarded for excellence in Anatomy)

Coach of the Year 1978 High School Varsity Soccer Escambia County, Florida

Captain – Most Valuable Player NCAA Varsity Soccer University of West Florida 1975