Dr. Richard Muench, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 52
  
Dr. Muench
Accepting new patients

Comprehensive Pain Specialists

1040 N James Campbell Blvd Ste 108 Columbia, TN 38401

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(931) 223-8414

Dr. Richard Muench, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Columbia, TN and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Muench has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from CREIGHTON UNIV SCH OF MED medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities Tristar Centennial Medical Center and Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Muench to book an appointment.


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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Muench

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Muench treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Muench treats other conditions, please contact the office at (931) 223-8414.

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Dr. Muench typically treats 71% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Normal Frequency
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Very High Frequency
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Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Dr. Muench typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 20 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Chronic Pain
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Muench's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Muench accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Muench's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Muench

3.6

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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We drive 128 miles to see Dr. Muench because he is the best! He is compassionate and kind. He seems to be very knowledgeable about Medtronic implanted pumps. He provides adequate time for questions and is awesome at providing teaching as needed.
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Makiia Moore again. It is now feb 3rd. My pcp has tried reaching you and your nurse Rhonda for wks. She began to have a conversation wuth Heather but was orderded to talk to dr muench or Rhonda. Neither myself or my pcp office have heard anything. I was written up with no reason as to why i was discharged. From what i was tolf that is patient abandonment. Just want a call back or response to me or my dr. I have a terminal disease with no where to go. Ive only had to visits with you dr muench and
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Makiia moore in Gallatin, TN – Feb 04, 2019
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he's a very kind and compassionate doctor.
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robin freshour in fairview, TN – Dec 09, 2018
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Dr. Muench is wonderful.Very kind,patient,and listens to what's going on with you and uses the best treatment plan for each individual.He and the staff worked well together and it was a pleasant atmosphere and I felt very comfortable with him giving my procedure or injection.Highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Muench received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Muench completed his internal medicine internship...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Med University Sc College Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
1996
CREIGHTON UNIV SCH OF MED
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Comprehensive Pain Specialists

Comprehensive Pain Specialists1040 N James Campbell Blvd Ste 108 Columbia, TN 38401
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:45am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:45am - 1:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Hendersonville, TN

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
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