Dr. Richard Rochester, MD

PsychiatryMaleAge 63

Dr. Rochester
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Radnor Psychiatric Group

5123 Virginia Way Ste C11 Brentwood, TN 37027

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(615) 373-5205

Dr. Richard Rochester, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Brentwood, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rochester to book an appointment.

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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Rochester's Top Procedures and Conditions

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ADHD and-or ADD
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Dr. Rochester treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Rochester treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Dr. Rochester performs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Rochester performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Anxiety
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Dr. Rochester treats Anxiety more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Rochester treats this condition more than 73% of his peers

Dr. Rochester's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

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Dr. Rochester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rochester

4.4

Based on 48 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (39)
  • Explained conditions well (39)
  • Listened & answered questions (39)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (5)
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I have been seeing him for many years I feel like I grew up with him! I appreciate his professionalism, kindness and wisdom.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marleen M. – Dec 24, 2020
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I’ve seen Dr Rochester for years and he is an exceptional psychiatrist. It’s hard to find one who listens, is empathetic, and takes time for his patients. He’s very knowledgeable and doesn’t look down on those with mental health.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 14, 2020
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Dr. Rochester has made the difference in my life. In working through life experiences outside of my control, he and his staff have provided support and professional treatment that have enabled me to attain wellness that otherwise without treatment would have been impossible. I am sincerely grateful for having him as my physician.
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Robin – Apr 10, 2020
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Extremely good doctor! I have been seeing him for years and I am fortunate to be with such a competent and friendly doctor.
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Feb 25, 2020
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Wonderful doctor - very caring and he listens. Kind, kind man - highly recommend Dr. Rochester
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Apr 30, 2019
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All good. Mind is crisp and clear. Attitude really pleasant. A Everyone at office is great
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Apr 30, 2019
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Wonderful doctor!!!! He’s kind and attentive. He always returns calls. It might be 6:30 or 7:00 pm but he does call back. I would highly recommend Dr. Rochester.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Dr Rochester is a very caring physician. I recommend him to anyone needing psychiatric attention. He came into my life just in time to save my life and save my friends and family a lot of grief. I will always be grateful to him and his wonderful staff.
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Mar 10, 2019
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Dr. Rochester is the best when it comes to prescribing medication. He is the absolute best!
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Crabcake in Nashville, TN – Feb 19, 2019
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I have seen Dr. Rochester for years. I am very pleased with his treatment and the follow-up with monitoring my medications. I highly recommend Dr. Rochester.
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Helen in TN – Jan 26, 2019
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Very understanding and helpful. Easy to work with. If you take meds, you know that the right combination and dosage are a moving target. Dr Rochester is very experienced at finding the right mix for my needs as they change. He is very responsive to phone calls if you need him. I recommend without reservation.
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Nov 06, 2018
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I have been seeing him since 1999 ,he has been a blessing.I have depression/anxiety disorder and have received excellent care from he and his staff.
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
What could be improved
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Teresa K-C – Sep 20, 2018
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Excellent and let me add he's probably saved my life with his knowledge and staff who really "get it" when it comes to people like myself who need help. Dr. Rochester is on the cutting edge both for meds and TMS which has given me my like back. I am humbled and grateful to him and his staff.
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
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Delsol47 in TN – Jun 26, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Rochester has always been positive. His staff is wonderful.
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Nashville – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. Rochestor is someone rare in psychiatry. He actively listens, & truly does care about his patients. Even at my most difficult times, and in various stages of grief - he spoke to me respectfully & not once did he ever talk down to me. I know there are time limits at appointments, yet I never felt rushed. I also did Trans Cranial Magnetic Therapy last summer for unrelenting depression, and it has lifted a heaviness from me. I feel like it's a new start. His staff are professional & friendly.
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Anonymous in Nashville TN – Feb 22, 2018
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Office staff was extremely rude and not helpful. I would not recommend seeing this physician.
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Jan 22, 2018
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Dr. Rochester and his staff are top-notch. Highly recommended.
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Brentwood – Nov 27, 2017
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I just would like to say Dr. Rochester and his staff are amazing!!! They gave us hope for my daughter who has suffered from depression for several years. I was able to see a smile come back to her eyes and as a mother that feeling was overwhelming. Dr. Rochester, Michelle and Melody were always very attentive to her during her treatment. I would highly recommend Dr. Rochester and his staff and TMS treatment. Thank you Dr. Rochester for giving us hope and a brighter future.
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Shirley – Aug 25, 2017
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Dr. Rochester has been my physician since 2001. He has consistently been excellent in any and all aspects of my treatment. I tried several medications until he found the one that worked best for me. He always takes the time to listen and has a true concern and interest in his patients. Dr. Rochester is a gentleman and a scholar. I highly recommend him.
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karen garren in Nashville, TN – Aug 10, 2017
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Dr. Rochester and his team have gone above and beyond their call of duty to assure that my treatment and medications are working for me and that I continue to improve. Even when I gave up, they didn't. He and his team are easy to deal with, friendly and confident. They instill confidence in me that they know what they are doing and are doing all they can for me. deciding to come to him is the best decision I've ever made.
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Brentwood, TN – May 05, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Rochester, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Brentwood, TN and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Vanderbilt...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry
  • Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Vanderbilt University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1985
Balboa USN Hosp
Internship Hospital
1984
Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1980
Clemson University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Rochester, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Richard Rochester, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rochester frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rochester treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Rochester, MD's office located?

Dr. Rochester's office is located at 5123 Virginia Way Ste C11, Brentwood, TN 37027. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Radnor Psychiatric Group5123 Virginia Way Ste C11 Brentwood, TN 37027
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average