Aggravated assault charge against doctor may be dropped

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 11:45pm

A Nashville doctor accused of flashing a gun at another motorist in traffic could see that charge dropped after six months if he stays out of trouble.

A felony aggravated assault charge against Dr. Richard Feldman, 62, of the Doctors’ Diet Program that has a clinic on 29th Avenue in Nashville, was reduced to reckless endangerment Tuesday and retired for six months.

That charge won’t be prosecuted if Feldman stays out of trouble over that period, according to the Williamson County General Sessions Court office.

The assault charge stemmed from a June 1 incident in which a motorist accused Feldman of flashing a gun after the doctor allegedly cut the driver off in traffic on Mallory Lane near Cool Springs Galleria.

Feldman is also facing a lawsuit in Davidson County alleging he sexual assaulted a former employee of his in the spring.

A state medical board decision to revoke his medical license is currently in the appeals process. He remains licensed to practice medicine while that process is ongoing.

3 Comments on this post:

By: HokeyPokey on 9/9/10 at 8:26

Jeez, we can get a permit to carry but it's illegal to show?

Maybe the Doc should'a just mooned the other guy.

By: govskeptic on 9/9/10 at 1:22

If there was a permit to carry in this case I'd like to know
more about that. Obviously, if one had a permit, you couldn't
go around pointing it at people, but just what are the rules?
If one has a permit does the local DA charge in every case of
he said-she said or she said-she said if a handgun was visible?

By: MK-Ultra on 9/11/10 at 7:57

Leave the guy alone .

He is actively trying to reduce the whale population here in Tennessee .
You know , those huge folks we see at Food Bars , Wal Mart , and
Ice Cream stores , who eat those huge Banana Splits while sucking
on a Diet Soda !

The state should give him a " License to Feel "

As for the gun thing , well , it's obvious that he felt threatened by some
" Save the whales " nut job and needed to remind that person
that the bag limit in Tennessee is unlimited .