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Primary Care

Why MSHA Primary Care 

Primary care is centered on lasting, caring relationships with patients and their families. A primary care physician cares for patients from birth to the last stages of life. As physicians who know our patients for sometimes most of their entire lives, we want to care for you and for your whole family. It’s our mission to help you stay in the best health possible, and to get you back there when the unexpected happens.

Why do I need a personal Primary Care Physician?

Primary Care physicians know their patients. They listen, take time with their patients and help them make the right health care decisions. Primary Care Physicians know that patients want more than a medical diagnosis - they want the comprehensive, personalized care that a primary care physician offers, a partner in health care.

Primary Care physicians function as the point person for you when health problems arise. When you need more specialized care, primary care physicians take the role of a quarterback for you, managing tests, making appointments for you with specialists and following the process all along the way to make sure you receive the best care for your needs. 

Primary Care physicians are trained in preventive medicine. They believe that preventing a health problem is better than having to overcome one and they keep track of the steps you need to stay healthy – letting you know when screenings are needed at various stages of life. They help you make the right health choices ... to keep you and your family healthy. The providers at Mountain States Medical Group believe that our emotional, mental and spiritual states affect our physical health. True health and well-being stem from bodies in balance in each area of our lives.

What type of training do Primary Care physicians receive?

Doctors who want to treat patients of all ages and health conditions generally complete a residency in one of several areas of medicine that focus on general medicine once they graduate from medical school. Primary care physicians tend to be board-certified in family medicine or internal medicine.  They can specialize in areas such as such as pediatrics, gynecology, etc., and often do further study in areas of special interest such as diabetes, hypertension and other health concerns.

Family Medicine:  Doctors specializing in family medicine concentrate on comprehensive routine health care for all ages and genders. They treat acute and chronic illnesses, focus on preventive health and provide lifestyle counseling as related to health. 
  
Internal Medicine: Internal medicine physicians, often called internists, offer comprehensive health care for adult patients. They diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses and often work with patients who have multi-system health issues. 

What is Patient-Centered Medical Home?

The Patient Centered Medical Home concept brings together the patient’s primary care physician, nurse, specialty providers and insurance professionals to form a team whose focus is on the patient. Led by the primary care physician, the team encourages patients to self-manage their conditions. The goal is to improve quality of care by creating a partnership between the patient and the health care team.

A “medical home” is a comprehensive system of care that makes the patient the focal point of all our health care efforts throughout the patient’s health care journey. Although this has always been our focus, medical home is a systematic process to enhance the level of medical care quality throughout all of Mountain States Health Alliance and Mountain States Medical Group. 

At a basic level, the Patient-Centered Medical Home is about taking responsibility for the full continuum of care of the patient at home, at their work and not just in the office or hospital or in some traditional health care environment. We want to help manage care and navigate through what is a very complex health care system. Ultimately, the Patient-Centered Medical Home is about implementing that concept. Our primary care practices are proud to be part of the innovative efforts of Mountain States Medical Group in designing a system with you in mind. 

We offer the highest quality health care for all ages. Our physicians and other professionals put their education and experience to good use, making sure that all of our patients receive top-notch care. We are proud to provide you with an enhanced level of experience in health care. 

What this Means for You, our Patient

It means:

  • More people will be looking out for your health as an expanded care team —led by your primary care provider—works together to make sure your health care needs are met
  • A member of the care team will reach out to you when important tests are due or specialist visits are needed

It means:

  • The use of the patient portal is a  more efficient way to keep up with your records
  • Quicker access to your test results from your provider
  • Easier ways for your provider to communicate with other health care providers

It means:

  • Your primary care office is your partner in health care
  • You have a team of professionals you know and trust at your medical home who can help you make health care decisions

Most Mountain States Medical Group primary care practices are accredited as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest level of recognition offered by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Our Services

Our mission is to provide excellent medical care for our community.

Family Practice

Family practitioners treat children and adults. 

Internal Medicine

Internists are doctors who care for adults of all ages.

Locations

312 Hospital Drive
Clintwood, VA 24228

Dickenson Community Hospital, located in Clintwood, Virginia, is licensed for 25-beds but operates as a 1-bed critical access not-for-profit hospital owned by Norton Community Hospital.

300 MedTech Parkway
Johnson City, TN 37604
2000 Brookside Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660

Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee, is a 261-bed not-for-profit hospital that has been serving our region for over 40 years.

400 N. State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604

Johnson City Medical Center, MSHA’s flagship facility, is a 445-bed regional tertiary referral center for the entire service area and one of six Level 1 Trauma Centers in the state of Tennessee.

1901 South Shady Street
Mountain City, TN 37683

Johnson County Community Hospital offers hometown inpatient care coupled with a state-of-the-art 24-hour emergency department.

245 Medical Park Drive
Marion, VA 24354

Smyth County Community Hospital in Marion, Virginia, includes a 44-bed acute care hospital, a 109-bed nursing care facility, and a variety of outreach programs.

1501 West Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sycamore Shoals Hospital is an award-winning 121-bed facility on a 27-acre medical campus, with several medical office buildings supporting the mission.

100 Greenway Circle
Erwin, TN 37650

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, licensed for 48 acute-care beds, has provided high-quality medical care to Unicoi County and parts of Western North Carolina since 1953.

1021 W. Oakland Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37604
617 Campus Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210
7021 W. Lee Hwy.
Rural Retreat, VA 24368
364 Hospital Dr.
Clintwood, VA 24228
310 Cloverleaf Square
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
636 S. Monte Vista Dr.
Glade Spring, VA 24340
611 Campus Drive
Abingdon, VA 24210
16000 Johnston Memorial Dr.
Abingdon, VA 24211
276-258-2600
16431 Wise St.
St. Paul, VA 24283
716 Spring St.
Wise, VA 24293

Our Specialists

The team of expert primary care physicians and staff at Mountain States has led the way in bringing the latest healthcare treatments and technology for adults and children to our region. This talented and experienced team continues to bring world-class primary health care straight to patients — right here in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. 

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Haytham Adada, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Don Adams, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Sameera Ahmad, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Abrar Ahmad, MD
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
Benedict Aimua, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Mudher Al, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Kais AlBalbissi, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Parthiv Amin, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Thelma Ayensu, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
Saba Aziz, MD
  • Internal Medicine
William Baker, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Eduardo Balcells, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Jamie Bartley, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Aly Bassal, MD
  • Family Medicine
Robert Bechtel, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
David Beckner, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Daniel Berhane, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Faisal Bhutta, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Paul Black, MD
  • Family Medicine
George Booze, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Robert Bowman, MD
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Vipul Brahmbhatt, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
Hetal Brahmbhatt, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Heather Brooks, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Paul Brown, MD
  • Family Medicine
Paul Brown, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Carlo Buena, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Sanaa Butt, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Matthew Cary, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Warren Chang, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Abdul Chaudhry, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Conchitina Chua, MD
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
David Chunn, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Vivian Clark, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Lee Colyar, MD
  • Family Medicine
Kevin Combs, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Brian Condit, MD
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Internal Medicine
Keith Cook, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Elizabeth Cooperstein, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Jill Couch, DO
  • Internal Medicine
John Daniel, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Debalina Das, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Michelle Davenport, MD
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
Lindsay Davies, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Willette Davis, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Mary Dawson, MD
  • Family Medicine
Anthony DeSalvo, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Emily Debord, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Andy Delwadia, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Saurabh Desai, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Stephen Dexter, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Sergio Diaz, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Brian Donovan, MD
  • Internal Medicine
James Dykes, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Hadi El, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Rabab Elmezayen, MD
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Allen Elster, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Benjamin England, MD
  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Charles Famoyin, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Jeff Farrow, MD
  • Internal Medicine
David Fenner, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Frank Forbush, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Terry Forrest, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Todd Fowler, MD
  • Family Medicine
David Freemon, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Parveen Gaba, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Julius Gasso, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Mary Gibson, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Alex Gilman, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Mirle Girish, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
Jerome Goldschmidt, MD
  • Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Jack Goldstein, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Chenoah Gudel, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Robert Hale, MD
  • Family Medicine
Carl Hanks, MD
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
James Hansen, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Anita Harker, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Diana Heiman, MD
  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Thomas Helton, DO
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Stanley Hodges, MD
  • Internal Medicine
James Holt, MD
  • Family Medicine
Randy Hoover, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Lamis Ibrahim, MD
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Stephen Ikele, MD
  • Internal Medicine
John Jenkins, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Frank Johnson, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Phillip Jones, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Jennifer Jonkers, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Louis Jordan, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Deepak Joshi, MD
  • Psychiatry
  • Internal Medicine
Makram Jurdi, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Hussein Kammona, MD
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
Aaysha Kapila, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Mary Kenworthy, DO
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Lara Kfoury, MD
  • Nephrology
  • Internal Medicine
Laura Kharsa, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Azadeh Khezri, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Unnati Kiran, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Shubhada Kumar, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Millard Lamb, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Thomas Lang, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Laura Lipscomb, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Martin Litman, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Teresa Lord, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Nasa-Tate Luma, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Patrick Macmillan, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Sulleman Malik, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Harry McCoy, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Beth McCurley, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Winford McGowan, MD
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Jason McKinney, DO
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Jayant Mehta, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Raymond Merrick, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Jess Miller, MD
  • Family Medicine
Sabrina Miller, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Lura Miller, DO
  • Family Medicine
Charles Miller, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Ralph Mills, MD
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
David Mitchell, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Beshir Mohamed, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Martin Monahan, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Leah Moon, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Brandon Moore, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Joshua Morris, DO
  • Internal Medicine
David Moulton, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Moe Mya, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Ellen Nave, MD
  • Family Medicine
Bryan Nerren, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Ronna New, DO
  • Family Medicine
Brian Newberry, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Dawn Nuckolls, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Ryan O'Connell, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Shyam Odeti, MD
  • Family Medicine
Eniola Okelana, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Chiedu Okocha, MD
  • Internal Medicine
David Olalekan, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Kenneth Olive, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Nicholas Orr, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Sheryl Pack, MD
  • Family Medicine
Evelyn Parish, DO
  • Internal Medicine
David Parker, DO
  • Family Medicine
  • Palliative Care
Snehalkumar Patel, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Dharmen Patel, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Paras Patel, MD
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Timir Paul, MD
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
Paul Phillips, DO
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Deidre Pierce, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Keith Porter, MD
  • Internal Medicine
William Powers, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Amy Proffitt, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Roland Quaye, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Michael Quinn, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Donald Quinn, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Ali Rafai, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Zia Rahman, MD
  • Family Medicine
Lubna Rana, MD
  • Family Medicine
John Ray, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Chakradhar Reddy, MD
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Illuri Reddy, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Richard Reed, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Clay Renfro, MD
  • Family Medicine
Somi Rikhye, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
Guy Robins, MD
  • Family Medicine
Richard Rolen, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Daniel Ross, MD
  • Family Medicine
Khaled Said, MD
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Jafar Salmassi, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Elli Saraceno, MD
  • Internal Medicine
John Sawaf, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Eric Schwartz, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Raafat Shabti, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Rupal Shah, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Gaurav Shah, MD
  • Internal Medicine
James Shine, MD
  • Family Medicine
Denise Sibley, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Jerry Singer, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Paramvir Singh, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Balraj Singh, MD
  • Internal Medicine
John Skarda, MD
  • Family Medicine
Paula Smith, MD
  • Family Medicine
Bert Smith, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Ralph Snider, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Dale Solomon, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Damian Sooklal, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Dennis Starr, MD
  • Internal Medicine
William Steptoe, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Brian Stiltner, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Forrest Swan, MD
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Jonathan Swank, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Kevin Sweet, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Donald Tarr, DO
  • Family Medicine
Michael Tino, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Michael Ulrich, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Ebele Umeukeje, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Jorge Uribe, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Amit Vashist, MD
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry
Marissa Vito, MD
  • Family Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
Robert Walter, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Brian Way, DO
  • Family Medicine
Marta Wayt, DO
  • Internal Medicine
Frank Wegman, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Kevin Wess, DO
  • Family Medicine
Gail Wiley, DO
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
Mark Williams, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Jackson Williams, MD
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
Gordon Williams, MD
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
Song Zang, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Samer Zeayter, MD
  • Internal Medicine
Wendy Zouras, MD
  • Internal Medicine

Newsroom

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mountain States Hospice looking for volunteers; training sessions set in Johnson City, Lebanon in March

Mountain States Hospice is holding two-day volunteer training workshops in Johnson City, Tenn., on March 22-23 and in Lebanon, Va., on March 27-28. Hospice focuses on patients in the last phases of life and provides loving support and care for them and their families. Hospice volunteers work directly and/or indirectly with hospice patients and their loved ones. They may perform a variety of vital tasks, including administrative duties, spending time with patients, and providing breaks for patients’ family members. ... read more about Mountain States Hospice looking for volunteers; training sessions set in Johnson City, Lebanon in March.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s nursing home earns 5-Star rating from CMS

ERWIN, Tenn. – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Unicoi County Nursing Home with a 5-Star overall rating.ERWIN, Tenn. – The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized Unicoi County Nursing Home with a 5-Star overall rating. ... read more about Unicoi County Memorial Hospital’s nursing home earns 5-Star rating from CMS.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 27-28

The annual Niswonger Children's Hospital Radiothon – hosted by the Mountain States Foundation – is set for Feb. 27-28. Now in its fifth year, it’s one of the hospital's biggest fundraisers, and brings the community together to support the region’s only children’s hospital. ... read more about Niswonger Children’s Hospital Radiothon set for Feb. 27-28.