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ETSU Family Physicians of Bristol

Residency Programs

Tom Townsend, M.D.
Dr. Tom Townsend

Tom Townsend, M.D.




I received my medical degree and postgraduate training at the University of Arkansas. I left my home in Arkansas about three decades ago to practice with the National Health Service Corps in Independence, Virginia. I remained in a community-governed practice for more than 16 years before joining the faculty at Bristol in 1991. I am board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and hold a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics.

My special interests are in the philosophy of practice, medical ethics, geriatrics, and social medicine. I enjoy and need the outdoors and all of rurality.

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