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Richard R Lotshaw, MD


Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.1 4.1 118 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
General Gynecology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Board Certificates

Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2005


MD - West Virginia University, 1988
Residency - West Virginia University Hospital, 1992


Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 27100
Nashville, TN 37204

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
This doctor just seems afraid of giving OB/GYN exams. He is not nearly as thorough as my doctors were in North Carolina.
Patient | September 22, 2017

Dr. Lotshaw does not volunteer information. I have had to ask and pry about the health of my unborn child and I feel like it is an inconvenience to him when I ask questions. I feel that he should always tell me the fundal height and the fetal heart rate at every appointment, but both appointments where he has actually taken measurements, I either didn't get that information or had to pry it out of him. As this is my first pregnancy, both my husband and I are disappointed that Dr. Lotshaw does not treat our appointments with the excitement and enthusiasm that a pregnancy appointment should contain. He also has not offered us any information regarding what to expect as the pregnancy progresses. I'm now 36 weeks pregnant and all the information I have gotten/am getting about my pregnancy has been through the Internet and reading books. Had my husband and I not enrolled in a Vanderbilt labor and delivery course, we would be in the dark about what to expect in the final phases of pregnancy. To conclude, Dr. Lotshaw is a nice man, but he does not have the personality nor the communication skills needed to be an OBGYN
Patient | September 18, 2017

Liked friendly personalty.
Patient | August 2, 2017

Dr. Lotshaw is by far my favorite physician at Vanderbilt. He is very caring, listens to you, and takes the time to answer all your questions. I was very blessed to have him deliver both of my kids and both experiences were so positive because of him! My husband was also very pleased with Dr. Lotshaw.
Patient | April 11, 2017

Very great doctor seemed very knowledgeable and caring.
Patient | April 4, 2017

The doctor made sure to go over health record and explain about heredity testing.
Patient | March 10, 2017

I expected him to be more personable, especially discussing and doing an intimate GYN exam, or at least make me feel comfortable with him; but he didn't and I wasn't. He did come to my side but I felt he should have discussed the meds after I sat up, not while laying down with feet in stirrups. Then he left room without saying good-bye, and so did his assistant. I got off the table myself and dressed and waited. Finally going out into hall to ask if he was bringing me an RX or coming back or what I needed to do. I had to ask when I would get results and ask where was the Rx he said he would give me. If I had not asked then I would not have been told. I felt like I was a bother to these people having to ask all these questions that I should not have had to ask. It made me feel like they thought I was an idiot.
Patient | February 27, 2017

I always appreciate when I see Dr. Lotshaw. He is very attentive & my visits go smoothly.
Patient | February 16, 2017

I will request another provider for my next appointment.
Patient | December 1, 2016

Provider dismissed my concerns about epidural. Provider told me to anticipate going overdue with no exam done.
Patient | October 25, 2016

The doctor was pleasant and fine; however, the well visit entailed taking vitals and a 1 minute physical exam; no blood tests, no papsmear, no inquiry about my general health. I do not think the visit was worth my time or money.
Patient | October 24, 2016

Dr. Lotshaw was patient and spent a lot of time reviewing my history with me.
Patient | October 10, 2016

Confident in clinical safety, but not confident in other ways based on level of engagement. Felt safe and confident with the exam, but his level of engagement re: my questions re: menopause were very poor. Could find much more on the internet, etc. Made me feel that this practice is only interested in treating child bearing years of womens' health.
Patient | October 3, 2016

again - this was not my normal provider and I am very greatful that they got me in so quickly. however, when the problem turned out to not be what was originally speculated, he did not give me any explanation regarding what it could possibly be or what options I have for remedying the issue. I will be following up with my regular care provider to discuss these issues.
Patient | September 26, 2016