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Welcome to Our Web Site

Dr. Reid Blackwelder

Reid Blackwelder, M.D.
Professor and Interim Chair

Welcome to the ETSU Department of Family Medicine web site!

Whether you are a medical student, physician, educator, patient, candidate for residency, or other visitor, this web site is maintained for your benefit. Here, you will find information regarding our department’s educational, research, and clinical programs and activities, as well as other useful information regarding our department, our educational community, and the Northeast Tennessee region.

Department of Family Medicine Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide community-focused medical education and evidence-based, patient centered care; to improve health in rural southern Appalachia, especially among the underserved population; to model compassionate and efficient care using effective communication skills; and to advance scholarly investigation. We lead through excellence, collaboration and innovation.



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