Our Physicians at AFC Urgent Care & Family Care Walk-in Clinic in East Tennessee
AFC Urgent Care & Family Care Walk-In Clinic in East Tennessee has an excellent staff of physicians, technicians, and medical assistants.
Doctor Natasha Ballard, MD – Chattanooga
Dr. Ballard graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, before receiving her medical degree with highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ballard served her residency at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga., and her experience includes dermatology, hospice, and urgent care. She is licensed to practice medicine in both Tennessee and Georgia, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. Dr. Ballard is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians.
Doctor Courtney Cash, MD – Ooltewah
Dr. Cortney Cash, D.O., graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in biology from Tennessee Temple University before receiving her Doctorate of Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine from Lewisburg, West Virginia. Dr. Cash completed her residency at the Washington Health System of Family Medicine in Washington, PA, and continuing with a post residency with Samaritan’s Purse in Honduras. She is a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Tennessee State Board of Osteopathic Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Doctor John McMichen, MD – Ooltewah
Dr. John McMichen graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology before receiving his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. McMichen served his residency at the Memorial University Family Practice Residency Program in Savannah, Ga., and his experience includes work as a family practice and emergency room physician. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. Prior to his work as a physician, Dr. McMichen served as an electrical engineer for IBM and the United States Air Force.
Doctor Alan von Gremp, MD – Hixson
Dr. von Gremp earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, before receiving his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He completed his residency at St. Anthony North Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and has served patients in the fields of urgent care, occupational medicine, and family practice. Dr. von Gremp holds medical licenses in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Colorado. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Board of Family Medicine, and is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
Doctor Charles Tapley, MD – Hixson
Dr. Charles Tapley, MD, earned a bachelor of science degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., before receiving his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Tapley completed his residency in family practice at Ball Memorial Hospital and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Doctor Christine Myers, MD – Cleveland
Dr. Myers graduated with honors from the Purdue University School of Science before receiving her medical degree from the Indiana University Medical School. Dr. Myers served her residency at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, and her experience includes pediatric and internal medicine. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Medicine. Dr. Myers is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee.
Doctor Todd Rudolph, MD – Cleveland
Dr. Rudolph, received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University in Texas before graduating from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. He served his surgery residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn, and served his family practice residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga, Tenn. Dr. Rudolph’s experience includes general surgery, family practice, and a decade as a hospitalist. He is board certified in Family Medicine.
Doctor Russel W. Rhea III, MD – Fountain City
Dr. Russel W. Rhea III graduated with honors from Geneva College before earning his medical degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Rhea’s experience includes emergency and family medicine, and he has served in trauma centers, pediatric clinics, and neonatal nurseries. He is a member of the American College of Pediatricians and the International Association of Tonguetie Professionals. Dr. Rhea is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee.
Doctor Robert Hoyt, MD – Fountain City
Dr. Hoyt, received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University in University Park, PA before graduating from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA with his doctorate in medicine. Dr. Hoyt has experience in Urgent Care and Family Care in the East Tennessee region for many years.
Doctor Brittany Congress, MD – Kingston Pike, Knoxville
Dr. Congress graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia before receiving her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Congress served her residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, and her experience includes occupational health and emergency medicine. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), as well as DOT. Dr. Congress has been published in such sources as the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and EM Pulse Magazine.
Doctor Lana Fox – Farragut
Lana Fox a native to Knoxville graduated from University of Tennessee Knoxville before earning her medical degree from University of Tennessee Memphis. Dr. Fox’s has over 20 year experience in pediatric care across Tennessee. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has served of several hospital committees. Dr. Fox is licensed to practice medicine in the state of Tennessee.
Michael Whitaker Smith – Chapman Highway
Michael Whitaker Smith graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky before achieving his doctorate of medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Smith has extensive experience in Urgent Care, Occupational Medicine
Doctor Stephen Shepherd, DO – Chapman Highway
Doctor Stephen Shepherd, DO, received his medical degree Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Afterwards he served at St. Anthony North Family Medicine to complete his family practice residency in Westminster, CO. Dr. Shepherd’s experience includes primary care, and family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Family Medicine.
Doctor Eric Satterfield, MD – Sevierville
Dr. Satterfield, received his undergraduate degree from University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville before graduating from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. He completed his general surgery residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital in Mt. Clemens, MI. Dr. Satterfield has extensive experience in emergency medicine. He specializes in family practice, and emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.