Dr Richard Feldman

Dr Richard Feldman Nashville TN

Serving the Needy

Serving the Needy

For decades, his work with patients extended to hours of volunteer service. While a freshman in medical school, he collaborated with a medical student at Vanderbilt and a Resident M.D. at Vanderbilt to serve the underprivileged at the Rap Free Clinic. Through the donations they obtained, free care was provided. This clinic later became the federally funded Waverly Belmont Clinic, which still exists today serving low -income citizens. As a medical student, he traveled to Mississippi in the 1970s to provide free clinics of medical care to the underserved minority population. While a full time physician, he spent his Saturdays caring for the needy at the Salvation Army Clinic, which was initiated by Dr. George Perler. He opened his medical office doors to many who could not receive care in other locations – the outcasts of society at times, the prostitutes, the penniless, the uninsured. He saved lives; he gave hope for a healthy life; he helped people lose weight and gain confidence with healthy life choices of proper diet and weight loss.