Area physicians have opportunity to be recognized during National Physicians Week

RUTLEDGE – Area physicians have the opportunity to be recognized for their dedication to Grainger County patients during the 2021 National Physicians Week.

National Physicians Week is celebrated Thursday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 31 and places focus on the service, sacrifice and dedication doctors provide their communities. 

Family Medicine Physician Dr. Kimberly Jackson founded Physicians Working Together (PWT) in 2015 and one year later, held the inaugural celebration of National Physicians Week. 

Grainger County has several physicians’ offices available for local patients to use. 

Cumberland Gap Medical is a family practice in Blaine that serves patients of all ages. Physicians serving at Cumberland Gap Medical include Haley Blocker, PA; Kayla Ward, FNP; Kristen Jarvis, overseeing physician; and owner Amanda Brown, APRN. 

Cumberland Gap Medical is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 1066 Rutledge Pike, Blaine. Anyone who would like more information or to schedule an appointment can call (865) 933-9477 or visit www.cumberlandgapmedical.com. Walk-in patients are accepted and allergy testing is available in addition to primary care services. 

Duck Family Medicine is a family practice in Rutledge that serves patients of all ages. Physicians serving at Duck Family Medicine include Dennis Duck, M.D., FACP; Amy Harrell, FNP-BC; and Reagan Kitts, FNP-BC. Duck is board-certified in internal medicine and has been serving Grainger County since 1994.

Patients can receive routine care, maintenance care, physical care, vaccinations, sports physicals, DOT physicals, lab work and diagnostics, among other services at Duck Family Medicine. 

Duck Family Medicine is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 8731 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge. Anyone who would like more information or to schedule an appointment can call (865) 828-5595 or visit Duck Family Medicine on Facebook.

Cherokee Health Systems is a family practice in Bean Station, Blaine and Washburn. Physicians serving at Cherokee Health Systems are: Blaine, Jamie Graves, FNP; Brittney Burns, FNP; Laura Brudecki, DO; John Neece, Ph.D.; and Kevin Myers, Psy.D; Washburn, Joann Acuff, FNP; and Bean Station, Jennifer Cupp, FNP. 

Cherokee Health Systems offers primary care and behavioral health services at its Blaine and Bean Station offices and primary care at its Washburn office. 

Cherokee Health Systems is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 880 Rutledge Pike, Blaine, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 1285 Hwy. 11W, Bean Station and Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 7719 Hwy. 131, Washburn. Anyone who would like more information or to schedule an appointment can call (865) 993-4300 for the Bean Station office, (865) 933-4110 for the Blaine office or (865) 497-2591 for the Washburn office or visit www.cherokeehealthsystems.com.

Rutledge Medical Clinic is a family practice in Rutledge. Mark E. Holland, M.D. serves at Rutledge Medical Clinic. Holland specializes in internal medicine and has been serving Grainger County for more than 20 years. 

Patients, ages two and older, can receive routine care, allergy shots, tetanus vaccines and tuberculosis skin tests, among other services at the clinic. 

Rutledge Medical Clinic is typically a walk-in clinic, but is currently taking appointments due to COVID-19. It will return to walk-in appointments as soon as possible. 

Rutledge Medical Clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 8048 Rutledge Pike, Rutledge. Anyone who would like more information or to schedule an appointment can call (865) 828-5243. 

Dr. Holland said it was an honor and a privilege to serve Grainger County. 

Grainger Today encourages readers to thank a physician for serving the county, not only during National Physicians Week, but year-round.