Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee moves to new location, expands patient services


With a continued emphasis on providing patients with the highest quality health care, Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee has moved to a newly renovated, nearby location. The new office officially opened Oct. 31.

Located at 8975 Executive Park Drive, Suite 200, in Knoxville, the new location is approximately one mile from the former office site, but the short move will provide patients with improved services.

“Our new space will offer additional exam rooms, digital X-ray services and an expanded infusion suite,” Dr. James Burns said. “These enhancements will enable us to continue to utilize the latest technology and resources to provide our patients with excellent care and treatment to improve their daily lives.”

Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee is member of Summit Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization. The practice’s physicians and advanced practitioners include James L. Burns, M.D.; Kenny R. Sizemore, M.D.; Michael K. Watterson, M.D.; family nurse practitioner Emily Mathis and physician assistant Katherine Clark.

“The physicians at Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee are world-class,” Summit Medical Group CEO Ed Curtis said. “The rheumatic diseases they treat, including musculoskeletal diseases and autoimmune conditions, can cause pain, immobility and disability. Through their care, many patients experience reduced pain and enjoy their normal activities again. We are fortunate to have this caliber of health care available in East Tennessee.”

The Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee new office is conveniently located off the Cedar Bluff exit off Interstate 40 in Knoxville. The phone number will remain the same: 865-691-4100. The practice also will offer the same office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m.-noon.