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Richard S. McPherson, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Pain Management


Meet Dr. McPherson

Dr. McPherson is a seasoned, triple boarded physician who has been with Spine Team Texas serving the Rockwall area since 2008.

He provides quality comprehensive multimodal spine care, including advanced spinal interventions. After individualizing each patient’s specific case, he will create a personalized care plan to promote functional recovery. He is passionate about patient and personal education, often being asked to provide local continuing education to his peers.

Dr. McPherson is no stranger to Texas as the Lone Star state is where he was raised for most of his life. He lives locally in the Rockwall area with his lovely wife and young daughter. Outside of practicing full time medicine, he has multiple interests ranging from writing/playing folk-country music, reading, off-road overlanding, collecting historic memorabilia, and cultural travel.  As an active outdoorsman, he is certified in Advanced Wilderness Life Support. He is also interested in the emerging science interface and translational medicine areas of the gut microbiome, fasting for health, hormesis strategies, and other cutting-edge research for health and longevity. His personal and patient care philosophy is first do no harm, be conservative when able, and always adhere to the Golden rule, “treat people as you would have them treat you”. 


  • RehabNY; Buffalo, NY
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; Dallas, TX
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medical School

  • University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; Fort Worth, TX
    • Doctor of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
    • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
    • American Board of Pain Medicine


  • Electrodiagnostic testing including EMG/NCS of spine-related and other neurologic pathology
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Peripheral joint injections (sacroiliac, knees, hips, shoulders)
  • Radiofrequency lesioning (rhizotomy), including cooled radiofrequency

Personal Interests:

  • Dr. McPherson is no stranger to Texas as the Lone Star state is where he was raised. He is studying to become fluent in Spanish which will be of further benefit to his patients. He has multiple and varied interests ranging from writing/playing folk music, being an active outdoorsman, collecting historic memorabilia, and cultural travel.


  • Southlake Style “Top Docs” (2017, 2020)

Locations Served:

  • Rockwall

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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