Summit celebrates 20 years of service in East Tennessee


Those physicians realized that together, they had the strength needed to shape the future of primary healthcare for East Tennesseans. During the past two decades, Summit has expanded its scope of services to reflect the needs of the community and the changing healthcare landscape. What began as primary care-based physician offices now includes urgent care centers, physical therapy, sleep services, laboratory, diagnostics and imaging, care coordination, workplace wellness, hospitalist and pulmonary services, more than 200 physicians and more than 100 advanced practitioners.

National Recognition

Summit physicians are among the best in the region, nationally recognized for quality in the areas of diabetes care, heart/stroke and patient centered medical home, which honors the fact that we are experts in providing patients with the right care, at the right time, in the right setting. Summit’s more than 1,300 employees coordinate services that reach more than 270,000 patients culminating in a million patient encounters.

The numbers that represent two decades of growth are truly astounding. What’s even more outstanding is the fact that Summit’s original vision for creating a network for clinical delivery in East Tennessee has never changed. Summit Medical Group is still proudly setting the standard by remaining the trusted healthcare provider of choice for the region, with a patient and customer-focused environment of quality, innovation and service.

Thank you for 20 great years in East Tennessee. We look forward to 20 more!

By the Numbers: See how We've Grown:

5.58 million central lab tests Run Annually

1.5 million e-prescriptions Annually

1,102,729 patient encounters in 2014

274,296 primary care patients

1,387 employees

218 physicians

140 NCQA recognized physicians

62 hospitalists/pulmonologists

141 advanced practitioners

54 practice locations

12 East Tennessee counties

1 sleep services center

4 diagnostic & imaging centers

8 physical therapy centers

4 express clinics