Paris, TN – The Henry County medical community suffered a great loss last week with the passing of Dr. Robert Richardson, III. During his tenure, he served Henry County and the surrounding region for two decades during two different stints in Henry County.
After more than a decade of providing care to patients from Henry County and the surrounding communities, Dr. Robert Richardson, III., retired from Henry County Medical Center and Transitions Health in December 2021.
Known to all as Dr. Bo, Dr. Richardson came to HCMC in 2009 as a hospitalist, a position he held until 2018, when he moved within the organization to become the primary care physician at Transitions Health and Eagle Creek Clinic.
Medicine was always a part of Dr. Bo Richardson’s life. Born to a heart surgeon father and a mother who was a nurse, medical terminology flowed through the household. It was not uncommon for Dr. Bo, to watch his father and even help at times. This world felt natural to him, but Dr. Bo wasn’t always sure that he wanted to be a physician. In high school, his good grades and educational ambitions led him toward a possible career in biomedicine. Yet, after falling in love with his wife, Dawn, who was born and raised in Henry County, Dr. Bo decided to move forward with marriage and a career as a physician. He and Dawn have three children.
A native of Memphis, TN, Richardson earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. He completed his residency at UT affiliated hospitals and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine in the UT system.
He first came to Paris in 1995 to work in private practice at East Wood Clinic, but then returned to Memphis to serve as an associate professor at the UT College of Medicine in Memphis in 2005. He returned to Paris in 2009 when he joined the hospitalist program at HCMC.
“Dr. Richardson was a light to HCMC and everyone he knew,” said Kristy Chesser, Director of Physician Practice. “He dedicated his life to caring for others and truly loved being a physician. I will miss all his stories about life and his astounding knowledge of medicine. Prayers for his family and extended work family during this difficult time.”
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About Henry County Medical Center
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.