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Rich Hock, MD


Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

4.8 4.8 583 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.
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

see previous comment. If everyone in the field of medicine took the time and care with patients as Dr Hock, we'd never ever hear criticism about health care in this country.
Patient | January 9, 2017

Dr. Hock has been my PCP for years & I'm completely satisfied with the care that I have _____ & I trust his care & advice for my care completely. I definitely would recommend him to family & friends.
Patient | December 30, 2016

I feel Dr. Hock is an excellent doctor who shows his patients his care and concern for their well-being. I respect his decisions he makes for my health and feel confident he will make the best choices in my care.
Patient | December 28, 2016

The entire office from check-in to check out is excellent.
Patient | December 20, 2016

Fantastic Doctor and he knew about what he is doing! AWESOME !
Patient | December 19, 2016

I always am given excellent care by Dr. Hock.
Patient | December 8, 2016

Dr. Hock excellent at communication during visit and very understanding.
Patient | November 18, 2016

Dr. Hock is a very good Dr. He always takes good care of me.
Patient | November 15, 2016

Patient | November 14, 2016

Have recommended him, and made appointments for other Family members.
Patient | November 14, 2016

Dr. Hock is the best doctor I have ever had. He is very knowledgeable and concerned about you. He takes his time to explain about new medicines, lab work or whatever questions you have at the time of your visit.
Patient | October 29, 2016

I have and will continue to refer folks to Hoc.
Patient | October 25, 2016

Dr. Hock has a very special place in the hearts of this family!
Patient | October 1, 2016

Dr Hock's concern about recent death of brother and father were unsurpassed! he is our dr, grief counselor and friend. best doctor we have ever known! Feel blessed to be his patient! These comments are from our hearts and true!
Patient | September 27, 2016

Good experience.
Patient | September 26, 2016

Overall a good experience
Patient | September 19, 2016

I have been a patient of Dr. Hock's for a long time. I am very happy with our relationship. He is knowledgeable, caring, respectful, and he has a good sense of humor. I love Dr. Hock.
Patient | September 18, 2016

Very good in talking about my health and care.
Patient | September 12, 2016

He doesn't slow down enough to let me talk
Patient | September 7, 2016

Dr. Hock is always very thorough and professional.
Patient | August 29, 2016

I will certainly recommend Vanferbilt healthcare
Patient | August 25, 2016

Patient | August 23, 2016

Dr. Hock is a great and trusted doctor and the staff is always professional and welcoming
Patient | August 23, 2016

Not sure Dr. Hock is taking new patients.
Patient | August 14, 2016

What can I say except he is a very good doctor.
Patient | August 12, 2016

Very good experience
Patient | August 9, 2016

I have recommended this care provider to my family member who was deathly ill, she is now at home doing GREAT., also to Church members. I think he is at the point of not being able to accept any new patient, however I still refer anyone who is looking for a PCP doctor to Dr. Hock!
Patient | August 9, 2016

Dr. Hock is first class.
Patient | August 8, 2016