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Richard N. Thigpen MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Areas of Expertise

  • Contraception
  • General Gynecology
  • General Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Well Woman Care


3212 West End Avenue, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Michigan, 2010

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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 am very impress with this Dr visit very professional
January 26, 2024
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Dr.,Thigpen was personable, caring and professional all at once. I never felt rushed or talked down to.
January 23, 2024
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Very thorough and professional, very well informed
January 9, 2024
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I've seen several doctors lately and Dr Thigpen made me understand more about what was going on with me in ten minutes then the others did in several visits. I truly appreciate the way he spoke to me and he was so very kind.
December 7, 2023
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Most caring experience I have ever had anywhere. We drove from Owensboro KY
December 1, 2023
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MD good listener, eye contact then asked questions explain all my options, included me in the discussion and decision about my treatment.
November 21, 2023
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Arrived for my first prenatal visit( at 11 weeks as was first available)After intake and urine sample I was then advised that no ultrasound was available.I would have preferred to have been made aware of this prior to the visit as I would have rescheduled.This provider reviewed nothing about my history;The only historical questions for the duration of the first OB visit were from the RN regarding family history of drug use/dependence.The MD documented that he reviewed retinol use- he did not; he documented that I am low risk for gestational diabetes and HTN though I have a personal history; he documented that anticipatory guidance was given though none was. The only thing the provider asked was do you have any questions for meMy MD did not review or ask about my high risk first pregnancyWhen my husband asked how a previous acreta dx would affect this pregnancy or change his management he replied he will get an US at 20 weeks ( this is standard of care for all patients) MD complained about having had a shoulder injection earlier in the day and seemed too preoccupied with his pain to actually conduct an appropriate visit.As a PA myself and my husband who is a physician ( and present for this visit) were extremely disappointed with the quality of care received; and even more so that Vanderbilt makes it increasing difficult to change providers.
October 30, 2023
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Dr. Thigpen was the best gynecologist I've ever seen! He took his time explaining options for my care and answered all my questions. He was extremely professional and attentive, while also providing my care promptly.
September 19, 2023
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The Dr was very thorough and his care of me was exceptional.
March 28, 2023
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