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Otis B. Rickman DO, BS

Director, Interventional Pulmonology, Director, Lung Nodule Clinic, Associate Professor of Medicine and Thoracic Surgery, and Co-Director, Lung Cancer Screening Program
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  • 158 ratings
  • 13 comments

Areas of Expertise

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    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care
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    General Pulmonary Medicine
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    Image-Guided Procedures
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    Internal Medicine
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    Lung Cancer
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    Lung Cancer Screening
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    Lung/Thoracic Cancer
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    Pulmonary
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    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
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    Radiology
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    Thoracic Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

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    Critical Illness
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    Lung Nodule/Lung Cancer
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    Pleural Disease
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    Airway Stenting
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    Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Procedure
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    Bronchoscopic Transbronchial Biopsy
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    Electromagnetic Bronchoscopy
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    Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS)
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    Insertion of PleuRx Cathether
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    Interventional Pulmonology
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    Navigational Bronchoscopy

Locations (3)

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite B817
Nashville, TN 37232

Languages

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    English

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - Oklahoma State University Stillwater, 1994
  • Doctor of Osteopathy - Oklahoma State University Tulsa, 1998
  • Residency - Mayo Clinic, 2001
  • Fellowship - Mayo Clinic, 2004

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005
  • Pulmonary Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
I would, without a doubt, highly recommend Vanderbilt and Dr. Rickman
January 14, 2022
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Excellent care
December 29, 2021
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I always feel better after my visit with this care provider.
December 20, 2021
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He is amazing Dr. Answered all of my questions and explained everything about my lung condition and tests.
November 20, 2021
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Best care here !
November 12, 2021
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very good
June 22, 2021
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Again, very attentive personel.
May 31, 2021
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Dr. Rickman came in and scooted his chair right up to me to discuss my qualifying for the zephyr procedure. He was very patient and kind and explained the benefits to me, as well as making sure I understand the risks. He took all the time we needed to answer any questions we had and we did not feel at all rushed. I feel very confident in him and his abilities.
May 30, 2021
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Dr. Rickman was wonderful. I felt very comfortable with him and I liked his straight forward manner. I trust him to do well by me.
May 26, 2021
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