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Richard Rickman, MD

Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine,

SGMC Family Medicine - Oak St. and Lake Park

2720 N Oak St

Valdosta, GA 31602

(229) 469-7730



Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

Residency: UPMC Shadyside Hospital

Boards: American Board of Family Practice, (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates)

Dr. Rickman has been practicing in the area for more than 20 years and will continue seeing patients at his offices, now named SGMC Family Medicine, located in Valdosta, 2720 N Oak St, and Lake Park, 241 Lakes Blvd. 

He specializes in diagnosing medical diseases, dermatology, pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics, acute care and emergencies. Dr. Rickman also conducts minor office procedures such as skin lesion biopsies, laceration repairs and joint injections. 

Dr. Rickman said that patients can expect to receive compassionate care, confidence and trust in him as their physician. 

“I connect with patients with empathy, trying to find common ground by getting to know them on a personal level. This makes communicating and interacting easier when patients feel comfortable and can relate with their physician,” said Dr. Rickman.  

Dr. Rickman received his Medical Degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, FL. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at UPMC Shadyside School in Pittsburgh, PA.  

After graduating from his residency program Dr. Rickman joined the United States Air Force as a Captain and Family Practitioner for the 347th Medical Group on Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta and was honorably discharged in 2001.  

He is Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  

Dr. Rickman has been married to his wife Charlene of 22 years, and they have seven adult children, Safiya, Stephon, Sharifa, Rasheeda, Dominique, Richard II and Joshua. 

In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, carpentry, working in the yard with his dogs, swimming, traveling, and going to the beach. 

Dr. Rickman is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment at the Valdosta location, call 229-469-7730; for the Lake Park office, call 229-433-5840. 


“Been seeing Dr Rickman for almost 10 years now. My husband and I respect him and think he is an amazing doctor. Dr. Rickman’s staff is very friendly and caring.” – Kathy W.

“Everyone here is amazing. They make sure that your needs are taken care of and that you leave healthier. They send you in the right direction when it is out of their care. Absolutely love the fact that the patient actually comes first.” – Megan B.

“Dr. Rickman is such a blessing to the medical industry I am so glad that decided to switch doctors he has been nothing but a breath of fresh air very patient polite and friendly and his staff is amazing too I would definitely recommend Dr. Rickman to anyone looking for a good doctor with morals and integrity.” – Krystal P.

“Dr. Rickman is one of the most caring PCM’s we have ever experienced. I recommend him and his practice.” – Donna B.

“Dr. Richard Rickman and his staff are very friendly. They listen to your concerns and help you to the best of their ability. My two daughters and I go there. I moved here because of military and it was hard to find a pcp. But they welcomed us in.” – Natasha B.