R. Rick Bhasin M.D.

March 23, 1976December 28, 2018
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Please join the Bhasin family as we Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. R. Rick Bhasin on January 4, 2019 at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens.

From 5:00-6:30 pm, bring your children and fond memories as we share how his healing hands helped support this community and beyond.

Please be sensitive to the fact that the Bhasin children will be in attendance and they’re still processing that their father’s generous heart has stopped beating.

Please respect the family’s and childrens’ privacy as they continue to grieve.

In lieu of flowers, a donation fund will be established in the near future. Details will soon follow.


  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, January 4, 2019


R. Rick Bhasin M.D.

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Gail Musen

March 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Rick's death. I just found out yesterday even though I see he died over a year ago. I am so sorry for his family.

Rick was my research assistant when he was at Columbia as an undergrad. We worked closely together at that time and he would tell me of his aspirations. He had his whole life planned out. He wanted a family, he wanted to be a neurosurgeon, and he had so much potential. I wish he was able to enjoy what he had for much longer, but I am glad he went for what he wanted.

Rick was so, so smart. Amazingly so. He was kind also. I see he has helped a lot of people, which does not surprise me.

I am so sorry for his family. Please accept my belated condolences.


Allen Max Seifert

April 19, 2019

A. Max Seifert - April 19, 2019

Dear Family,
I just learned yesterday of the passing of Dr. Bhasin, and was so very sorry to hear the shocking news. All of you have our sincere condolences at this sad time. May it bring you gentle comfort to know that my wife and I deeply care, and share in your sorrow. He will be greatly missed.

I had laminectomy surgery done by Dr. Bhasin on December 19, 2016, and needed a second laminectomy surgery, above the first one, which was done by Dr. Bhasin, on this day off, June 1, 2017. In 12 days, I had gone from walking, to walking with a cane, to walking with a walker. Without immediate surgery, I would be confined to a wheel chair. At the first checkup after the surgery, Dr. Bhasin was so pleased to see me walking again, and my wife and I were very grateful, too. He was a kind and caring man, and very skilled surgeon, who seemed to enjoy helping his patients have a better quality of life. He will always be my hero!

Evonne Liakos

March 20, 2019

Dear family:
Last night I heard the very sad news of Dr. Bhasin’s passing.
He operated on me in November 2010 formy spinal stenosis. What a special man and surgeon; he saved my life and I was so grateful that I sent him a note of thanks and appreciation.
He was honest, caring and professional ...he cannot be replaced.
My deepest condolences to his family. I will light a candle for him . May his memory be eternal.

Evonne Liakos

Ingrid Frank

March 19, 2019

I had surgery done by Dr Bhasin in September 2018. All went well. He was such a great Dr. and fun. I was so sad to hear that he had passed. My sincere condolences for the family. And I wanted to let him know what a great man he was. He will be missed.

Odilia McDonald

March 8, 2019

In January 2018 I met Dr. Bhasin due to some back problems I was experiencing. I immediately knew that he would be the only one to do my surgery if that was necessary. When we found that it was necessary, he made me feel at ease when we discussed the procedure. All my follow-up appointments went well and I knew I had chosen the best.
Unfortunately, 7 months later my disc herniated and it was necessary to undergo a second surgery. Of course, Dr. Bhasin was the one I wanted to do this. The surgery went very well and I am doing great.
I am so saddened by the loss of such a talented surgeon. His smile when he would meet with you made you immediately relax.
Rest in Peace Dr. Bhasin

James Lavelle

March 3, 2019

On April 7 2010. Dr Bhasim saved my life. I had been ill for one month. That day I was diagnosed with bilateral subdural hematomas. Dr Bhasim operates on me within an hour. He cared for me for 4 days in ICU. A wonderful Dr and caring person. My Wife and I are deeply saddened and send our deepest sympathy to his Family

thomas fox

March 3, 2019

I was his patient and am so saddened to just hear the shocking news. After he performed a laminectony on me that worked great I needed a hip replaced. The first hip surgery unsuccessful and I suffered for over a year in a walker. I am only 60 athletic active man. I had to have a second hip to replace it and protocal made me visit Rick had to assure me it wasnt my back he did. As I was being wheeled into my second surgery my hip doctor said to me "I THINK ITS YOUR BACK TOM" As God would have it Rick was walking by and asked me "What was happening" I responded the ortho says its my back. With his gentleness and confidence and a slight smile he looked at me and ortho doc and said ITS NOT HIS BACK ...and wished me well. I was comforted and wont forget that moment. I will always lift Dr Bhasin up in my prayers to God and thank God for his time and for his healing knowledge and hands. I pray for his children wife family and friends that God will give them strength mourning their loss. I pray Gods love will find you and keep you today and with the peace that we will all be reunited together with God and with a wonderful physician and man Rick Bhasin. Tom

William Mcdevitt

February 17, 2019

Dr Bhasin successfully operated on my back and gave me quality of life back. God bless you and your family!

Lance Potter

February 12, 2019

He was a good man with a good heart. He is missed.

Walter Douglas

January 26, 2019

I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Rick. He surgery on my back. It was the X Stop. His work was amazing. He was an extremely skilled surgeon. He changed my life. My sympathies to his family and friends. Dr Walter Douglas.