Tusculum Family Physicians opens new office


Tusculum Family Physicians, a Summit Medical Group primary care practice in Greeneville, Tennessee, celebrated the opening of its new office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 16.

The new 7,000-square-foot office is located at 555 Justis Drive across the street from Laughlin Memorial Hospital, just 0.2 miles away from the former office on Tusculum Boulevard.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony included physicians, staff and construction partners, as well as family, friends and neighbors from the community. Realty Trust Group is the real estate advisor for the new facility. McCarty Holsaple McCarty was the architect, and GRC Construction was the contractor.

“Our new location supports our mission to provide 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 two family nurse practitioners, Leslie Henry and Leslie Foshie. 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 as Lieutenant Colonels 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 is located at 555 Justis Drive in Greeneville. The practice is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For an appointment, call 423-783-7965.