The University of Tennessee Family Medicine Program is an 8x8x8 program within an Academic Medical Center that practices the full scope of medicine. Residents get the opportunity to care of people of all ages and states of health from healthy newborns to elderly people with multiple medical comorbidities.
The patient-centered medical home model is practiced and taught through our patient care suites. The new procedure rooms and laboratory space has increased the number of services for residency education and clinical care. Education in practice management, quality improvement, procedures, and chronic disease management is integrated into the patient care suites.
Our department serves as a clinical home to approximately 60 healthcare professionals comprised of academic medicine faculty, resident physicians, fellows, and community faculty. Our clinicians possess a passion for teaching family medicine and run by a staff dedicated to providing compassionate patient care. Residents serve as vital parts of our clinical teams. Areas of excellence within our academic program include the care of the elderly, behavioral medicine, ambulatory medicine, and hospital medicine.
The mission of the Department of Medicine is:
Gregory H. Blake, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Medicine, has served as Chairman and Resident Program Director for the Department of Family Medicine since 1995. Dr. Blake received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas in 1977. He completed his residency in family practice at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia.
The Department of Family Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
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"We spend time together outside of the workplace, doing anything from going out to dinner, white water rafting to participating in a community softball league. Interacting as a group of residents feels less like work and more like a second family."
Kabir Harricharan Singh, MD
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 | 865-305-9290
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