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Summit Rheumatology Associates welcomes Dr. Michael Watterson

August 3, 2015

Aug. 3, 2015

For more information:
Jennifer Burke
Marketing/Communications Director
[email protected]
865-584-4747, ext. 7245


The region’s leading primary care organization continues to expand with the addition of a new rheumatologist. Michael Watterson, MD, is now seeing patients at Rheumatology Associates of East Tennessee, located at 324 Park 40 North Boulevard.

Dr. Michael Watterson

Dr. Michael Watterson

Prior to joining Summit, Dr. Watterson was with University of Tennessee Rheumatology Associates at UT Medical Center and practiced for 10 years with Arthritis Specialists of Nashville. He also served as an independent contractor with Southeastern Emergency Physicians and a general internist with Columbia Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Watterson earned his medical degree from East Carolina University of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in rheumatology and is a member of the American College of Rheumatology.

Rheumatology Associates provides services Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Dr. Watterson practices with Dr. James Burns and Dr. Kenny Sizemore and Family Nurse Practitioner Emily Mather. He is accepting new patients. For an appointment, call (865) 691-4100.

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is one of the largest primary care based organizations in East Tennessee with 220 physicians and more than 100 advanced practitioners providing care at 54 practice locations in 12 East Tennessee counties. Summit also consists of four diagnostic centers, eight physical therapy centers, four express clinics, a central laboratory and a sleep services center. Summit provides healthcare services to more than 270,000 patients, averaging 81,000 encounters each month. Summit’s Statcare division provides superior care for hospitalized patients and includes more than 60 physicians working with mid-level providers.

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