Otis B. Rickman, DO

Otis B. Rickman, DO

Interventional Pulmonology, Pulmonary Medicine
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
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Otis B. Rickman, DO, FCCP, DAABIP, is a distinguished medical professional renowned for his exceptional contributions to the field of pulmonary medicine. As a board-certified interventional pulmonologist at Ascension Saint Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Rickman has dedicated his career to providing comprehensive care to adult patients facing a range of pulmonary challenges.

Specializing in areas such as lung nodules, lung cancer, airway stenting, subglottic stenosis, tracheomalacia, and more, Dr. Rickman's expertise extends to cutting-edge techniques including bronchoscopy, robotic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), and navigational bronchoscopy. He is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive lung cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment, employing advanced methods like zephyr valves for emphysema and laser bronchoscopy.

Dr. Rickman's commitment to personalized care is reflected in his approach, which centers on understanding patients' individual health concerns. He crafts personalized care plans to address long-term health needs, ensuring his patients receive the attention and support they deserve.

His personal philosophy, "The needs of the patient are the only ones that matter," encapsulates his dedication to putting patient well-being at the forefront of his practice. Dr. Rickman's impressive medical career, specialized expertise and unwavering commitment to patient care have solidified his position as a respected leader in the field of interventional pulmonology.

Beyond his medical endeavors, Dr. Rickman finds joy in attending church, cherishing time spent with his family and indulging in off-road driving.



  • Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine


  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine


  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital


  • AABIP-American Association for Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology - Interventional Pulmonology
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • The American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease


Otis B. Rickman, DO offers services at multiple Tennessee locations. Contact your preferred location to book an appointment.
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