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Rich Hock, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.9 4.9 922 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Internal Medicine
Primary Care

Board Certificates

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1990


MD - Vanderbilt University, 1987
Chief Residency - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1991
Residency - University of Colorado Health Science Center, 1990


Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
1215 21st Avenue South
7th floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Primary Care One Hundred Oaks
Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care
719 Thompson Lane
Suite 38500
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.
Excellent except for excessive wait time.
Patient | February 20, 2018

Highest regard for Dr Hock's caring nature and concern he shows. He listens to your concerns and follows through. Will set up appointments with other doctors if the need be there. Will always to call or write on MY HEATLTH AT VANDI. You always get a reply or phone call back from his nurse Anna who has direct contact with him. Just a great communicator.
Patient | February 19, 2018

I love Dr hock I think he's very good needs to slow down a little and let the patient talk
Patient | January 30, 2018

Dr. Hock was friendly, helpful, and showed the right mix of concern and reassurance. I am very happy to have him as my PCP.
Patient | January 25, 2018

Dr. Hock is a very fine doctor, one of the best, and I'm lucky to have him as my doctor.
Patient | January 22, 2018

This care provider is a very busy person--I usually have to wait longer than 15 minutes to see him. He is very personable and knowledgeable while he is with me.
Patient | January 16, 2018

Dr. Hack is excellent. Just wish he was at 100 Oaks more days than one.
Patient | December 28, 2017

Kind and compassionate
Patient | December 7, 2017

Patient | December 4, 2017

I've been a patient of Dr. Hocks for YEARS, and I am quite satisfied. #11. I have several times.
Patient | November 9, 2017

Very helpful and answered all the questions I had about my care. We discussed my history and future goals I can work on to maintain my health. Very impressed with his care and knowledge.
Patient | October 31, 2017

Dr. HOck is through, meticulous, knowledgeable, caring - the ULTIMATE primary care physician!!
Patient | October 30, 2017

All Good
Patient | October 30, 2017

This was my first visit with Doctor Hock, as I am transitioning my health care to Nashville due to a permanent relocation. Prior to seeing Doctor Hock, I have had two Executive Physicals at Vanderbilt.
Patient | October 23, 2017

I appreciate the provider's very calming, caring manner.
Patient | October 19, 2017

very smart and caring doctor
Patient | October 14, 2017

always wait too long to see him.
Patient | October 4, 2017

Dr hock is the best
Patient | September 28, 2017

Very concerned about my cancer report and my ability to emotionally handle this. Dr. Hock stressed to me if I ever felt I needed help, to be sure and call.
Patient | September 25, 2017

In my 66 years, Dr. Hock is by far the best internal medicine doctor I have had
Patient | September 25, 2017

Dr. Hock provides excellent care
Patient | September 25, 2017

Dr. Hock is the best doctor I have ever had. He is very knowledgable, attentive, trying to find answers for my health needs. Excellent doctor.
Patient | September 11, 2017

always friendly and asking questions about your health and care.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Always good.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Love Dr. HOCK!
Patient | August 23, 2017

An excellent doctor- knowledgeable and caring
Patient | August 14, 2017

Everything good!
Patient | August 1, 2017

Dr. Hock is an outstanding doctor. He is probably the best internist (for me, my general doctor) I have ever had. He is always up-to-date on medical research-based practice (evidence-based), which is important for me. He always listens patiently, and explains things fully, without talking down to me. I have full confidence in his decisions on my medical care.
Patient | August 1, 2017

Dr. Hock is an outstanding, caring physician who listens very well and explains very well. A great diagnostician.
Patient | July 24, 2017

experience was excellent.
Patient | July 21, 2017

Kind, friendly, professional, always listens to my concerns.
Patient | July 21, 2017

This was a standard check up. I had no new issues or questions.
Patient | July 20, 2017

Love Dr. Hock. Very competent. I trust him & like him.
Patient | July 11, 2017

I have strong trust in this provider. He moves along quickly as I'm sure he's very busy. But he takes the time to listen to and address my concerns.
Patient | July 11, 2017

Dr. Hock seems like an old friend! have complete trust in his decisions!he was very relaxed and did not rush thru our appt.
Patient | July 10, 2017

Dr. Hock is the best physician ever! Vanderbilt is lucky to have him on staff!
Patient | July 7, 2017

Dr. Hock treats my whole family 2 sons 1 daughter son in law daughter in law Dr. Hock is best Dr. I have ever had trust him completely.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Dr. Hock is the best.
Patient | June 19, 2017

Always good!
Patient | May 31, 2017

Dr. Hock is always very thorough and attentive. I have the highest respect of him.
Patient | May 30, 2017

Dr. Hock is consistently courteous, friendly and caring. His professional manner always promotes my confidence in the decisions that are made regarding health care issues for both myself and my husband.
Patient | May 27, 2017

Dr. Hock takes very good care of my medical needs and he is the best Dr.
Patient | May 25, 2017

Dr Hock is an excellent physician and would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Patient | May 23, 2017

Patient | May 22, 2017

Very fortunate to be in Dr. Hock's practice.
Patient | May 19, 2017

Great experience!
Patient | May 3, 2017

Dr. Hock is a kind, caring, and accomplished physician. He takes wonderful care of my wife & me!
Patient | May 1, 2017

Very impressed with the level of care ! He makes and effort to get to know his patient and their individual concerns.
Patient | April 27, 2017

Patient | April 24, 2017

I think DR Hock is one of the best and happy with him.
Patient | April 10, 2017

All good with Dr. Hock. 1. Richard L. Hock
Patient | April 5, 2017

again, rich is a wonderful doctor.
Patient | April 1, 2017

Dr. Hock has been my doctor for many years. He is intelligent, kind, relatable; would recommend him to anyone.
Patient | March 30, 2017

Dr. Hock is a really fine primary care physician. I always feel like he combines very good clinical skills and judgement with a very friendly/comfortable manner.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Dr. Hock is an excellent physician and has a wonderful patient relationship. I give him 5 Stars!!!
Patient | March 26, 2017

This doctor is consistently outstanding in every way. He is an internist, but knows about the entire body (from the brain to the feet). He always listens to me as I describe my symptoms, and comes up with correct diagnoses. He is highly evidence-based, which I appreciate, being a social scientist.
Patient | February 28, 2017

Patient | February 28, 2017

Dr Hock could not be any better-you just need more of him !
Patient | February 27, 2017

Dr. Hock has always treaded me with respect. In my opinion, the best dr. I have ever had, seems like, he always knows what to, or sends me to another kind of dr. Dr. Hock #9. Long enough 20 mins.
Patient | February 22, 2017

I have recommended Dr. Hock, as well as Vanderbilt Hospital in general, to family and friends. I think Vanderbilt offers a very high degree of care to patients. I would rate Vanderbilt as one of the best hospitals in the world.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Hock has always been outstanding with me about my medical care. He is without a doubt the best doctor I have ever had and I have had many in my 81 years. Super person.
Patient | February 20, 2017

Dr. Hock answered all questions and explained why I needed to continue to take certain meds. that I thought I could drop also why they was necessary to continue with my meds.
Patient | February 20, 2017

helpful wxperience
Patient | February 5, 2017

Very thorough.
Patient | January 31, 2017

Total experience with this care provider was exceptional. I have the utmost confidence in this doctor with regard to my health care.
Patient | January 31, 2017

was born to be a doctor!
Patient | January 30, 2017

Only complaint was waiting one full hour to see Dr. Hock
Patient | January 24, 2017

Dr. Hock is terrific
Patient | January 23, 2017

Always excellent. Dr. Hock is an excellent doctor in all areas.
Patient | January 20, 2017