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Center For Behavioral Wellness  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Richard G. Soper is accepting new patients at this office.


2830 Bransford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37204

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close
Mon 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Wed 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Fri 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Addiction Medicine & Psychiatry
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Psychiatry
Languages Spoken English

I-65 Souith to exit 79 (Armory Drive)- Exit and

turn  North onto Powell Av. proceed to Thompson lane (Red Light)

Continue thru Red light (Powell changes names to Bransford)

​Third bldg. on right side north of Thompson lane-



2830 Bransford Av. 


Shell Gas station at corner( on Right side) of Thompson Lane and Bransford Av.


parking area  in front of bldg.


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About Dr. Soper
Dr. Soper



Richard Soper, MD, JD, MS;  is the chief medical officer and director of addiction medicine at Center for Behavioral Wellness, Nashville, Tennessee.   Dr. Soper has three board certifications one of which is Addiction Medicine.  He has practiced addiction medicine for over eighteen years. He is and/or has been affiliated with Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adm. USHHS;  American Psychological Association; NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals; Menninger Clinic; North Carolina and Tennessee Physician's Health Programs; Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health; and other institutions. 

Dr. Soper is a director of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, a past director of the  American Society of Addiction Medicine,  past-president of the Tennessee Society of Addiction Medicine;  a delegate to the Tennessee Medical Association; consulting physician for Middle Tennessee County Drug Courts (2);  founding editor and emeritus Editor-in-Chief of the American Society of Addiction Medicine e-weekly news journal with 16,000 subscribers; and has been selected by Consumer's Research Council of America as one of America's Top Physicians. 

He currently serves on several regional and national medical organizations committees and advisory boards.  He has published articles in the addiction and recovery literature, and has presented across the country on various problems associated with substance abuse, addictions, and co-occurring disorders.


Special Interests  

  • Autos and Motorcycles
  • Book and Vinyl collector
  • Music Lover

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • USPHSSAlbuquerque, NM
    Residency in Family Medicine • 1977 - 1978

  • Univ. of Tennessee Ctr. Health Sciences
    Residency in Pathology • 1977 - 1981


  • Johns Hopkins HospitalsBaltimore, Maryland
    Fellowship in Pathology/Cytology • 1989 - 1990

  • Univ. of North Carolina HospitalsChapel Hill, North Carolina
    Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry • 1994 - 1995


Awards & Honors  

  • Best Physicians of US
    Consumer's Research Council • 2009-2015

Languages Spoken  

  • English
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