Leading Rheumatologist, R. Deaver Collins, MD, FACP, to be Recognized as a 2018 Top Doctor in Nashville, Tennessee

Deaver Collins, MD, FACP, Rheumatologist at Tennessee Rheumatology, and affiliated to Saint Thomas Health, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Nashville, Tennessee. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care.


Dr. R. Deaver Collins is a very experienced physician who has been in practice for more than four decades. His long and successful medical career began in 1978, when he graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. He later completed a residency at Yale University and then fellowships in Rheumatology and in Clinical Immunology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


With a wealth of experience to call upon, Dr. Deaver Collins provides expert diagnosis and treatments for a wide range of conditions. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, gout, and autoimmune diseases.


Dr. Deaver Collins is a former President of the Arthritis Foundation’s Mississippi chapter, and he is an active member of professional organizations including the American Medical Association. He has been awarded the prestigious title of Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and his expertise and dedication make Dr. R. Deaver Collins a very worthy winner of a 2018 Top Doctor Award.


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Top Doctor Awards specializes in recognizing and commemorating the achievements of today’s most influential and respected doctors in medicine. Our selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures to identify top doctors.

Martin Owens

Martin Owens is an Associate Editor for FindaTopDoc . Martin is responsible for researching the leading doctors in their field and highlighting their contribution to medicine. Martin is an avid skier and, when not pursuing his career, is very active in his local Scouting programs.