Welcome to Our Web Site


John P. Franko, M.D.
Professor and Chair

Welcome to the ETSU Department of Family Medicine web site! We appreciate your interest.

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. It is also a vehicle for secure sharing of information among department personnel.

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.

ETSU Family Physicians



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