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Richard R Lotshaw, MD


Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

4.1 4.1 128 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
General Gynecology
Uterine Fibroids

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

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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

Dr. was late & therefore spent less time w/us, when receiving vaccinations ? he did NOT explain them or explain a choice!
Patient | August 28, 2016

Dr. Lotshaw did not instill any confidence in me. I left feeling more confused and scared about my health. I will never opt to see him again. He spent no time with me and had to ask multiple times about what was going on. He is the worst doctor I have seen in a long time.
Patient | August 28, 2016

This was a 37 week OB follow up and I got no information about how we would be proceeding in the coming weeks for my high risk pregnancy including plans he had for induction @ 39 weeks. I had to send a message through the health portal to get this info.
Patient | August 5, 2016

Provider seemed very competent, but also very uncomfortable and ready to be done although neither said or did anything wrong. He did ask if we had additional questions and offered his assistance as needed. It may just have been an awkward situation given the circumstances, but this encounter did not encourage me to consider this provider should I need someone of this specialty in the future.
Patient | June 28, 2016

I'm not use to his personality and there was a student observing with him. He also stated pap smears were only needed every 5 years now but since my sister and I have been battling cancer this past year, and it had been a couple of years since I have had a pap smear, I wanted to check this out as well. He said I wouldn't need to come back due to my age. It seemed like he didn't really want me to come back.
Patient | June 1, 2016

Absolutely love Dr. Lotshaw.
Patient | April 27, 2016

He was really nice and listened to me and made sure I understood everything.
Patient | April 22, 2016

I do not think the doctor did a thorough examination. I don't think the doctor took my concerns seriously. It felt like my appointment was very rushed.
Patient | February 8, 2016

he told me my blood pressure was high and that he wanted it checked again before i left but he did not ensure that it was done he said i could leave
Patient | January 19, 2016