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Anderson, M.D.

Jeffrey Anderson, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson graduated with a BA in Biology from the Honors Program at Missouri Southern State University in 1994.  He then graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1998 and completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky in 2001.  From 2002-2017, he was in private practice in Louisville, KY before moving to Nashville to join Heritage Medical Associates.

Within Internal Medicine, Dr. Anderson has an interest in endocrine disorders, hypertension… Continue Reading

Anderson, Jr., M.D.

Edwin Anderson, Jr., M.D.

Physician

Dr. Anderson is a native of Nashville, TN and is a third generation physician. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech, where he played football for four years and graduated with honors. He received a Justin Potter scholarship from Vanderbilt School of Medicine and received his M.D. degree in 1973. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt, and then served for two years in the U.S. Army Medical… Continue Reading

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Baggott, M.D.

Nicole Baggott, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Baggott was born in Houston and grew up outside of Chicago before moving to Germantown, Tennessee where she went to High School. Dr. Baggott attended Vanderbilt University and graduate Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Psychology/Neuroscience. She then moved to New Orleans where she graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at LSU - New Orleans. Dr. Baggott and her husband relocated to Nashville where she had a solo practice for… Continue Reading

Banks, M.D.

Seth Banks, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Seth Banks completed medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine before completing his residency at the Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, IN.  Dr. Banks is board certified in Internal Medicine.

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Baucom, M.D.

William Baucom, M.D.

Physician

Dr. William Baucom completed medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine before completing his residency at the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Dr. Baucom is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys cycling, cooking, gardening, travel and reading.

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Bono, M.D., M.P.H.

Amy Bono, M.D., M.P.H.

Physician

Dr. Amy Bono completed medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine before completing her residency at the McGraw Medical Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.  Dr. Bono is board certified in Internal Medicine. She loves Vanderbilt football, exercising, reading, traveling, trying new restaurants and music.

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Bonvissuto, M.D.

Linda Bonvissuto, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Bonvissuto has been in practice for 15 years, serving patients in both the Chicago area and nearby Franklin. A native of Peoria, Illinois, Dr. Bonvissuto is a Board-certified internist and member of the American College of Physicians. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed her residency at Lutheran General Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Chicago.

Dr. Bonvissuto enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and their seven children.

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Booker, M.D.

Tammy Booker, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Tammy Booker grew up in Memphis and earned her medical degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She completed her residency at St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Booker spent the first six years of her career practicing in Brevard, NC.

She joined Heritage in 2002 when she and her husband Ray moved to Nashville. In 2008, they welcomed their son… Continue Reading

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Calisi, M.D.

Cynthia Calisi, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Calisi graduated with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry at Western Kentucky University in 1995. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School. She has completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University. Dr. Calisi is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Calisi is especially interested in women’s health issues and in adolescent care. She resides in Franklin with her husband and son. Her interests include… Continue Reading

Callaway, M.D.

Thomas Callaway, M.D.

Physician

Golf and biking are among the recreational activities Dr. Callaway enjoys. A graduate of Emory University, he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham. Hypertension and atherosclerotic heart disease are areas of special interest to Dr. Callaway, who has served as an assistant instructor in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Dr. Callaway is a member… Continue Reading

Callaway, M.D.

Michael Callaway, M.D.

Physician

A graduate of Emory University and Vanderbilt University Medical School, Dr. Callaway's special clinical interests are cardiovascular disease and pulmonary disease. He enjoys gardening, reading, genealogy, golf, and boating. He and his wife have two daughters who are married and one son who is majoring in engineering at Auburn.

Dr. Callaway performed his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has served as President of Heritage Medical Associates as well as Medical Director while returning to practice… Continue Reading

Caprio, M.D.

Frank Caprio, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Frank Caprio earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He then completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, serving as Primary Care Chief Resident for one year. Dr. Caprio practiced internal medicine in the Brentwood and Franklin area for ten years before joining Heritage Medical Associates in 2006.

He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is… Continue Reading

Carman, M.D.

Jennifer Carman, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Jennifer Carman earned both her Bachelor’s in Physiology and Neuroscience as well as her MD from the University of California, San Diego where she was the recipient of the Joseph Stokes III Award for Exceptional Achievement in an Independent Study Project.

She is originally from upstate New York and moved to Tennessee to complete internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Baptist Hospital through the University of Tennessee. During that time, she received the Dr. Thomas Guv Pennington… Continue Reading

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Amber Carroll, A.P.N.

Nurse Practitioner

Amber Carroll completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Belmont University School of Nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.

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Casey, M.D.

Sean Casey, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Sean Casey grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.  He attended the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors with a degree in psychology.  He then returned to Arkansas where he completed medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.   Dr. Casey completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University in 2007.   After spending several years as a staff physician at Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, he started an Internal Medicine practice at our Green… Continue Reading

Cato, M.D.

James Cato, M.D.

Physician

A native of Macon, Georgia, Dr. Cato enjoys fly fishing, refinishing furniture, and playing golf. He and his wife have a son and a daughter who have both finished college. Dr. Cato holds both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt University, and performed his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

He served as Chief Resident in Medicine at Nashville's Veteran's Administration Hospital and received the J. William Hillman Award for teaching. Board-certified by the American Board of… Continue Reading

Cromwell, M.D.

Brian Cromwell, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Cromwell earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. He then completed the internal medicine internship and residency program of the University of Tennessee at Baptist Hospital in Nashville and also served as chief resident at Baptist. Dr. Cromwell is board certified in internal medicine. 

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Internal Medicine, and the American Medical Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife and… Continue Reading

Crowder, Jr., M.D.

Robert Crowder, Jr., M.D.

Physician

A native of Lawrenceburg, Dr. Crowder is married and the father of two children, a son and a daughter. He received his B.S. degree in biology from David Lipscomb University, and received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis before completing his postgraduate training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Crowder is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a member of the Tennessee Medical Association, and the Nashville Academy of Medicine.… Continue Reading

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Demirjian, M.D.

Ken Demirjian, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Ken Demirjian completed medical school at the UAB School of Medicine before completing his residency at the Anderson Family Practice Residency Program in Anderson, South Carolina.  Dr. Demirjian is board certified in Family Practice.

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DiNella, M.D.

Thomas DiNella, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Thomas J. DiNella completed medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. DiNella is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling with his wife and three children.

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Elrod, M.D.

James Elrod, M.D.

Physician

Dr. James Elrod, Jr. completed medical school and his residency at University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Elrod is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys listening to music.

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Emfinger, M.D.

Wesley Emfinger, M.D.

Physician

A Mississippi native, Dr. Emfinger completed his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University and received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi. He completed his residency training in Family Practice at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He has been in private practice in Nashville, serving the Bellevue community since 1987. He is Board Certified in Family Practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.

He has served as past President of the Andrew Jackson… Continue Reading

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Fentriss, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Lee Fentriss, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

Dr. Fentriss graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has practiced Internal Medicine in Nashville since 1997.  She greatly enjoys the lifelong relationships she develops with her patients.  Though highly trained and well experienced in diagnosing and treating complex medical disease processes, she also values and spends much time working on preventing disease and maintaining health.  Every patient in her practice will meet with her for an annual Wellness Exam to establish a personalized plan for the upcoming year. 

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Franklin, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Leslie Franklin, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

A Nashville native, Dr. Leslie Franklin, earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she majored in Biology. Afterwards she did research in HIV vaccine development at St. Jude’s Children’s research hospital. Dr. Franklin graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She trained in Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee at Baptist Hospital in Nashville where she also served as chief resident.  Dr. Franklin is board certified in Internal Medicine. She enjoys spending time… Continue Reading

Frenchman, M.D.

Aparna Frenchman, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Aparna Frenchman is a Nashville native and a third generation physician. After graduating from Harpeth Hall, she obtained a B.S. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. She attended the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN for medical school before completing her residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Frenchman has a broad scope of experience after working in private practices in Miami, Chicago, and New Jersey, ranging from adolescent medicine to geriatrics. Prior to… Continue Reading

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Gandhi, M.D.

Amy Gandhi, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Gandhi is a physician in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is originally from north Alabama, where she spent her entire childhood. She then went to Emory University for undergraduate studies, where she majored in both Neuroscience and History. She then moved to Birmingham, AL, where she graduated from UAB School of Medicine in 2005.

She completed residency training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University in 2009. She is a member of the ACP, AAP and… Continue Reading

Gronberg, P.A.-C.

Lisa Gronberg, P.A.-C.

Physician Assistant

Lisa Gronberg earned her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Ohio, and her Master of Science in Medicine at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.  

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Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Sonal Gupta, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

A native of Murfreesboro, Dr. Sonal Saraswat Gupta attended Vanderbilt University for both college, where she studied biomedical engineering, and medical school. Dr. Gupta completed residency at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she was honored to stay on as Chief Medical Resident. She had the privilege of caring for patients as an attending through the Ann Arbor Veterans Hospital and the Ann Arbor Homeless Shelter Clinic.

Dr. Gupta believes in empowering the patient with knowledge of their… Continue Reading

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Harrell, III, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Henry Harrell, III, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

Dr. Harrell graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and was a member of the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. He also received the Albert Weinstein Prize in Medicine at graduation. He completed his primary care internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., before returning to Nashville in 1997 to practice medicine at Heritage.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Harrell’s practice focuses on preventative medicine for adults. His goal… Continue Reading

Howard, A.P.R.N.-B.C.

Laura Howard, A.P.R.N.-B.C.

Nurse Practitioner

Laura Howard received her nursing degree from Belmont University. She worked as cardiac nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center until she graduated from Vanderbilt University with her master’s degree in nursing. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining HMA-Grassland, she worked at an internal medicine practice in Lebanon, TN. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, and outdoor activities.

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Humphrey-Johnson, M.D.

Andria Humphrey-Johnson, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Andria Humphrey-Johnson has always been passionate about helping others live an optimum life, particularly in the areas of health and wellness. Prior to her residency through the University of Missouri-Kansas City at Truman Medical Center, she earned her M.D. degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Humphrey-Johnson is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Family Physicians. Some of her favorite pastimes are traveling, reading, crocheting and working out with her husband, Atu. Having spent most of her life… Continue Reading

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Janjic, F.N.P.

Traci Janjic, F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner, Traci Janjic, earned both her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from Florida State University. She then earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree and completed the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Traci is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

She complements the practices of Dr. Frank Caprio and Dr. Sharon Wright at the Heritage… Continue Reading

Jimenez, M.D.

Monica Jimenez, M.D.

Physician

Monica Jimenez, MD completed her undergraduate degree at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.  She then earned her medical degree at the Southern Illinois School of Medicine in Springfield, IL and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Tennessee in Nashville, TN.

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Jones, M.D.

James Jones, M.D.

Physician

A native of St. Charles, Missouri, Dr. Jones has many interests, most of which he shares with his wife and twin sons.  An enthusiastic traveler, his preferred style of activity is definitely in the open air.  He is an avid hiker who has trekked in many places both in the United States and abroad.  This includes many trails in the Appalachian Mountains, both the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, and sections of the AT, Mt. Rainer, Kalalau… Continue Reading

Jones-Woods, M.D.

Cindi Jones-Woods, M.D.

Physician

Cindi Jones-Woods, MD completed her undergraduate degree at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA.  She then earned her medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Jones-Woods enjoys reading, exercising and listening to music.

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Larson, M.D.

Karen Larson, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Larson completed her undergraduate studies, graduate education, internship and residency from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While at Vanderbilt, she was awarded the Joseph Collins Foundation Scholarship and the Dana W. Nance Prize for Excellence. Dr. Larson is board certified in Internal Medicine. She enjoys hiking, swimming, playing piano and spending time with her son.

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Ledford, Jr., M.D.

Robert Ledford, Jr., M.D.

Physician

Dr. Ledford received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and performed his internship and residency at the University of Tennessee Department of Internal Medicine at Baptist Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He enjoys playing tennis. He and his wife have three children.

 

Dr. Ledford collaborates with Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer Jones, to provide high quality care in an efficient manner. As a member of… Continue Reading

Lewis, M.D.

Rodney Lewis, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Rodney Lewis, Internal Medicine physician. Dr. Lewis graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory and Henry College located in Virginia. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis completed his internal medicine internship and residency at University of Tennessee Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Also, he participated in residences in ophthalmology at Medical College of Georgia and general surgery and anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical… Continue Reading

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McGinley, M.D.

Daniel McGinley, M.D.

Physician

Dr. McGinley grew up in Franklin, TN, with hopes of joining his father Jim in the Grassland practice since he was young. He graduated with honors from Wake Forest University in 2004. Dr. McGinley completed medical school at East Tennessee State University in 2008 before moving to Washington, DC, for residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

He enjoys playing guitar with his father's Grateful Bluegrass Band at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin and… Continue Reading

McGinley, M.D.

James McGinley, M.D.

Physician

Dr. McGinley is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He grew up in Clinton, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Smokies. He graduated with honors from Harvard College prior to attending Emory Medical School where he also completed his internship in Medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. McGinley served in the U.S. Public Health Service in Centerville, Tennessee and remained there in private practice before completing his training at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and Baptist Hospital in Nashville. Jim’s… Continue Reading

McKean, M.D.

Bill McKean, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Bill McKean completed medical school at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York before completing his residency at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonia, TX.  Dr. McKean is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys golfing.

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Mertens, M.D.

Michael Mertens, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Michael Mertens completed medical school at University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN before completing his residency at the UT Family Medicine Residency Program in Jackson, TN.  Dr. Mertens is board certified in Family Medicine. He enjoys travel, select soccer with his children and cooking.

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Meyer, M.D.

Richard Meyer, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Meyer brings six years of experience with him as attending physician at The Medical Center at Princeton. Dr. Meyer is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He earned his medical school degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship Stanford University Hospital. Hobbies include watching football games. He enjoys spending time with his family.

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Mire, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Ryan Mire, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

Ryan D. Mire is a native of New Orleans, LA. He attended Rhodes College in Memphis, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and was also an All-Conference collegiate athlete. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Dr. Mire completed his internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA and also served as Chief Resident for the department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Mire is board certified in Internal Medicine… Continue Reading

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Olive, M.D.

Michael Olive, M.D.

Physician

Literature and golf are among Dr. Olive’s hobbies. He and his wife Star have three children. The two oldest are boys and the newest addition is a girl. Dr. Olive holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Martin and earned his master’s and medical degrees from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Dr. Olive is an associate member of the American College of Physicians and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has served as chief… Continue Reading

Ozan, M.D.

Aydin Ozan, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Ozan was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1967. At the age of eight he knew he wanted to be a physician. After rigorous college prep courses in high school focused on science, he attended the Honors program as a pre-med major at St. Mary's University and from there was accepted into the medical school, University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

In 1996, after graduating from the Medical College of Ohio (now called University of Toledo),… Continue Reading

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Patten, M.D.

Thomas Patten, M.D.

Physician

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dr. Patten went into practice in 1985 in the Rivergate area before moving his practice to Heritage Medical Associates in 1998.  Dr. Patten completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

He interned at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, and was chief family practice resident at the University of Tennessee Hospital in Knoxville. Dr. Patten is board certified in Family Practice and is… Continue Reading

Payne, M.D.

Rose Payne, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Rose Payne earned her M.D. degree from the University of Virginia Medical School. She then completed her internship and residency at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Payne is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

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Pearman, M.D.

Ryan Pearman, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Ryan Pearman grew up in Franklin, TN.  He completed medical school at Ross University School of Medicine before completing his residency at the University of Tennessee at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville, TN.  He loves sports and enjoys playing golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

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Pharris, M.D.

Larry Pharris, M.D.

Physician

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Pharris has spent most of his life in Tennessee. He went to high school in Nashville and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Biology in the College Scholar’s Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis, and completed his internal medicine internship and subsequent residency at Vanderbilt University. Since July, 1997, he has been proud to be… Continue Reading

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Ray, M.D.

Clark Ray, M.D.

Physician

Toy collecting is a favorite hobby of Dr. Ray, a Gallatin native. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Affiliated Program at Baptist Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Ray holds a B.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Alabama at Huntsville.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the… Continue Reading

Reichert, M.D.

Paige Reichert, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Reichert was born in Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Vanderbilt University, and then completed medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Dr. Reichert completed her Internal Medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and has been in practice for over 10 years.

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Ryan, M.D.

Sean Ryan, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Sean Ryan earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine before completing his residency in Nashville, TN at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  In his free time, Dr. Ryan enjoys running, reading and music.

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Sanders, M.D.

Margaret Sanders, M.D.

Physician

A native of Nashville, Dr. Sanders completed her undergraduate education at Boston College, completing a bachelor of arts in Economics. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. After practicing medicine in Augusta, Georgia for 11 years, Dr. Sanders decided to return to Nashville with her family. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and focuses on wellness and preventative medicine as well… Continue Reading

Scott, M.D.

Brian Scott, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Brian Scott completed medical school at University of Alabama School of Medicine before completing his residency at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.  Dr. Scott is board certified in Internal Medicine. He enjoys music, traveling and spending time with his family.

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Scudder, M.D.

Donna Scudder, M.D.

Physician

A native of the Tri-Cities area in East Tennessee, Dr. Scudder is a graduate of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. She performed both her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Department of Internal Medicine located at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, and served as Chief Resident of the program.

She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is an associate member of the American College of… Continue Reading

Seymour, M.D.

Kate Seymour, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Seymour grew up in rural Kansas before completing her undergraduate degree at Denison University and medical school education at University of Kansas Medical Center, graduating first in her class. She moved to Nashville in 2011 and completed training in both pediatrics and internal medicine at Vanderbilt, becoming board certified in both. Dr. Seymour enjoys caring for patients of all ages and offers full well woman care. 

A life long interest in dance has led to a collaboration with the… Continue Reading

Smithson, M.D.

Joshua Smithson, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Smithson joined Heritage Medical Associates in the summer of 2006. He received his undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Richmond. Afterwards, he served on the faculty of Brentwood Academy for two years. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville and completed the internal medicine internship and residency program through the University of Tennessee at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.

Dr. Smithson is a diplomate of the American Board ofInternal Medicine,… Continue Reading

Stroud, P.A.-C.

Stacey Stroud, P.A.-C.

Physicians Assistants

Stacey Stroud earned her degree form Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

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Stubblefield, M.D.

Mark Stubblefield, M.D.

Physician

A Shelbyville native, Dr. Stubblefield enjoys bicycling, gardening and reading. A graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, he received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. Dr. Stubblefield performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, where he also served as Chief Resident.

He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the Nashville Academy of Medicine. He is clinical instructor for the University of… Continue Reading

Sullivan White, F.N.P.

Laura Sullivan White, F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Laura Sullivan White earned her undergraduate degree as well as Master of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

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Tai, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Steven Tai, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician

Originally from New Orleans, Dr. Tai earned his MD degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La in 1994. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in 1997. Initially he joined a multi-specialty practice in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. Tai then joined Heritage Medical Associates in February, 2002. He is board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received the Attending Physician of the Year… Continue Reading

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Wile, M.D.

Laura Wile, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Wile is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mississippi graduating “cum laude”. Dr. Wile received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated with high honors. She then completed the internal medicine residency program at Wake Forest University. She is a member of the American College of Physicians.

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Witherspoon, M.D.

Christi Witherspoon, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Christi Witherspoon completed medical school at East Tennessee State University before completing her residency at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Witherspoon is board certified in Internal Medicine. She enjoys reading, running 5K's and being active and involved in her local church.

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Wright, M.D.

Sharon Wright, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Sharon Wright earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tennessee. She then completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham University Hospital. Dr. Wright practiced internal medicine in the Brentwood and Franklin area for eight years before joining Heritage Medical Associates in 2006.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the… Continue Reading

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Yoneyama, M.D.

Tad Yoneyama, M.D.

Physician

Dr. Yoneyama is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He was born in Kentucky and grew up in Roanoke, Virginia. He graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Zoology and a certificate in Neuroscience. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia, then came to Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, he completed residency training in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and remains on the teaching faculty.

He joined Grassland Family Care Center in 1998. Dr.… Continue Reading