Shults Pediatrics to partner with nonprofit to provide donor milk for vulnerable babies

Shults Pediatrics has announced a formal partnership with Mothers’ Milk Bank of Tennessee (MMBTN) to become the nonprofit’s 13th Milk Drop Depot in the state. The new location in Knoxville at Shults Pediatrics, which is part of Summit Medical Group, will provide a convenient place for pre-screened and approved milk donors to donate their frozen milk. Donations will be transported … Read More

National sleep medicine organization appoints Knoxville physician

Summit Sleep Services’ Alok Sachdeva, M.D., has been appointed to the Lifelong Learning Development Committee of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), which provides oversight on educational resources and training. Established in 1975, AASM is the only professional society and accreditation body dedicated exclusively to the medical specialty of sleep medicine. The organization has a combined membership of greater … Read More

Rachel Brown, NP, and Tonya Denton, NP, join Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group has added Rachel Brown, NP, and Tonya Denton, NP, as healthcare providers for the primary care organization, and both currently are accepting new patients. Brown, a Nurse Practitioner (NP), treats patients at Summit Pediatrics at Maryville. Denton is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Summit Medical Group Morristown. Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Carson-Newman … Read More

Rachel Wilson, DO, Kara Williams, PA-C, and Tonya Williams, FNP-C, join Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group has added Rachel Wilson, DO, Kara Williams, PA-C, and Tonya Williams, FNP-C, as healthcare providers for the primary care organization, and all three currently are accepting new patients. Wilson, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), treats patients at Halls Family Physicians. Kara Williams is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) at Summit Express Clinics in Bearden, Farragut, Fountain … Read More

Ashley Bonnell, FNP, and Karly Dean Garnto, PA-C, join Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group has added Ashley Bonnell, FNP, and Karly Dean Garnto, PA-C, as healthcare providers for the primary care organization, and both currently are accepting new patients. Bonnell is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA) in Powell. She specializes in internal medicine and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She … Read More

Kara LaRue, N.P., joins Summit Medical Group

Kara LaRue, N.P. has joined Summit Medical Group at Shults Pediatrics as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care and is currently accepting new patients. LaRue brings more than 15 years of nursing experience to Shults Pediatrics, serving as a clinical nurse in the Tennessee Air National Guard and as a staff nurse in UT Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive … Read More

Athens Medical Group joins Summit Medical Group

Athens Medical Group is now a part of Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization, as Summit expands its internal medicine services in addition to adult and family medicine across the region. “Athens Medical Group has an outstanding reputation of providing expert, individualized patient care,” Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis said. “We are pleased to have them … Read More

Summit Extensivist Clinic opens to provide lower-cost acute intervention outside of hospitals

Summit Medical Group has opened the Summit Extensivist Clinic to serve Knoxville-area patients through an efficient, lower-cost model for acute illness or chronic disease exacerbations. Summit patients who visit a primary care physician or Summit Express Clinic may be referred to the Summit Extensivist Clinic in Powell for treatment and monitoring as an alternative to being admitted to the hospital. … Read More

Summit Express Clinics expand hours to 8 a.m-8 p.m. daily to serve urgent care needs of Knoxville area

Summit Express Clinics now are open every day from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. to serve the urgent care and walk-in medical needs of the Knoxville area. Operated by Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization, Summit Express Clinics provide timely health services and treat acute illnesses and injuries for patients age 2 and older at four locations: Farragut, Bearden, … Read More

Nationwide surveys: Summit Medical Group locations top in patient experience

Summit Medical Group locations excel in overall patient experience, according to patient surveys conducted by SurveyVitals. In 2018, 15 Summit Medical Group locations ranked in the top 10 percent for patient experience among healthcare providers nationwide. In addition, Summit Medical Group’s overall composite score for all physician locations is 4.81 out of 5 stars. “In our mission to improve the … Read More