Richard Brazzel, M.D.
“Dr. Z,” as he is lovingly known, has been with NFWP since 2001. A Rhodes College graduate, he delayed medical school for a year to do research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He completed medical school and his OB-GYN residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis.
Dr. Z makes it a point to be clear that “while it is true I grew up in Memphis, it is important to note that Knoxville is a good 5 hours away—all the way at the other end of the state, and I was NEVER a Tennessee Volunteer—GO GATORS!” Our NFWP family loves Dr. Z’s sense of humor.
Dr. Z is married and has two daughters. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling and, most of all, playing with his girls.
He specializes in high and low risk obstetric patients, but also has a special interest in caring for women with abnormal Pap smears, pre-conception counseling, contraceptive care, performing minimally invasive surgery and can be found chatting with patients during annual well-woman visits.