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Doctor Drives is Greater Nashville’s exclusive trusted provider of scheduled medical rides. Our specialty is connecting local residents in need of affordable, round-trip rides to doctor appointments, day surgeries, and more with highly-vetted, caring, and trustworthy drivers. Consider us medical transportation with a helping hand!

Our Story

Doctor Drives founder Virginia Walker came to Nashville when she was 23 years old and watched the area grow into the booming city it is today. During this time Virginia observed and experienced the advent and rise of global ride services. Through a brief educational experience as a ride service driver, she learned the in’s and out’s of the business and identified a crucial need for a more simple and safe ride solution.

As a result, Ride Simply was born- a simple, hyper-local driver service that provides safe, professional, and affordable rides for local residents. Now Virginia is applying these same tested Ride Simply principles to her new company, Doctor Drives.

“Doctor’s appointments and day surgeries always happen during the week when our friends and family are busy with careers and life. Our customers call us because they know they can count on us to take the place of that trusted but busy family member or friend. We want to be the first person you call!”

— Virginia Walker / Founder of Doctor Drives

How it works…

Hours of Operations: 5 am – 7 pm, Monday – Friday.
After hours phone calls will be returned ASAP.
Appointments need to be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Medical appointments are always scheduled during business hours. Because of this, our riders depend on us rather than busy family members to get them to their scheduled appointments and day surgeries by connecting them with safe and dependable local drivers.

Here’s how Doctor Drives works for our riders:

  • By appointment only and requests a 24 hour notice.
  • You can schedule your ride months in advance, as soon as you know the date of your appointment.  
  • We are hyper-local – exclusively serving the Greater Nashville area riders. 
  • Our drivers live in or close-to the service area of Nashville and are thoroughly vetted.
  • Our Trusted Companion drivers will assist with your needs before during and after appointments and day surgeries, even if it takes all day.
  • Our customers are adults 18+ of all ages in need of a ride.

Our drivers take you safely to and from medical centers and other locations in and around the Nashville area including:

  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Dentist Offices
  • Surgery Centers
  • Eye Doctors Offices
  • Chronic Care Centers
  • Chemo Treatment Facilities
  • Physical Therapy Centers
  • Pharmacies 
  • And more…


Doctor Drives is committed to being safe, professional, and affordable.

Our Trusted Companion hourly rate is $30.00 with a 2 hour minimum. A trusted companion driver will be with you for an extended period of time during appointments and day-surgeries. Our trusted companion drivers are here to compassionately assist with the following:

  • Pick you up at your home
  • Stay with you at your appointment
  • Assist with discharge/checkout
  • Assist with filling prescriptions
  • Drop you off safely and comfortably at your home

Customer Reviews

This is the Godsend I’ve needed! It is a great company, always looking to be of assistance and invites compassionate drivers who are beyond “good”.

They genuinely make your experience worry-free.


This is the best service, especially if you have a same-day surgery appointment. If I ever need this service again, your company will be the first one I call, period!

Hands down, A1!!