Officials break ground on new location for Tusculum Family Physicians


Officials broke ground Aug. 25 on a new facility for Tusculum Family Physicians, a Summit Medical Group primary care practice in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Tusculum Family Physicians currently is located on Tusculum Boulevard in Greeneville. The new 7,000-square-foot office will be located at 555 Justis Drive across the street from Laughlin Memorial Hospital. It is expected to open in April 2018.

The groundbreaking ceremony included physicians, staff, Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis and construction partners. Realty Trust Group is the real estate advisor for the new facility. McCarty Holsaple McCarty is the architect, and GRC Construction is the contractor.

“This relocation is part of our continued emphasis on providing patients with the highest quality and most convenient health care,” Dr. Kenneth Nickle said. “It makes it possible for us to deliver the same services and excellence of care to more patients and in an enhanced facility.”

Tusculum Family Physicians includes Drs. Kenneth and Carla Nickle, as well three family nurse practitioners, Leslie Henry, Leslie Foshie and Chelsea Mercer. Dr. Erica Conrad will join the practice in June 2018. Tusculum Family Physicians offers comprehensive family care, including pediatrics, geriatrics, gynecology and total adult care. The practice also performs in-house lab services and procedures such as vasectomies, joint injections and skin procedures.


The Nickles, a husband-wife team, are former active duty military physicians who remain active in the Army reserves. Dr. Carla Nickle was born and raised in Greeneville, which is why she and her husband chose to open their primary care practice in the community seven years ago.

“We love Greeneville and East Tennessee,” she said. “I love this community and feel privileged to help care for the health and well-being of my neighbors.”

Tusculum Family Physicians, located at 1404 Tusculum Blvd., Medical Office Building 3, Suite 3000. The practice is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For an appointment, call 423-783-7965.

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