New office, familiar faces celebrate ribbon cutting for Dr. James Proffitt

Helping Dr. James Proffitt cut the ribbon on his new office are receptionist Alisa Grubb, nurse Kelley Burnside, Dr. Proffitt, State Sen. Doug Overbey, office manager Renita Rose and coordinator Karen Hickok.

Helping Dr. James Proffitt cut the ribbon on his new office are receptionist Alisa Grubb, nurse Kelley Burnside, Dr. Proffitt, State Sen. Doug Overbey, office manager Renita Rose and coordinator Karen Hickok.

All smiles at the ribbon cutting with Dr. James Proffitt are Frances Coleman, Dr. Wilma Proffitt, daughters Diana, Kate and Grace Proffitt.

All smiles at the ribbon cutting with Dr. James Proffitt are Frances Coleman, Dr. Wilma Proffitt, daughters Diana, Kate and Grace Proffitt.

Dr. James Proffitt has been back “home” for awhile, but his new solo practice and new office seemed a double reason to celebrate recently.

An internal medicine doctor who is associated with Summit Medical Group, Dr. Proffitt recently had a ribbon cutting and reception to celebrate the opening of his new office at 201 Corporate Place in Alcoa. His office is in the same building with the Tennessee Urology Group on Hall Road.

“I am glad to be in practice in Blount County,” Proffitt said, adding that the philosophy of his practice and his staff is to “try to treat patients as if they are our own family.”

The Proffitt family includes Dr. Wilma Proffitt, an anesthesiologist at Blount Memorial Hospital, and three children, Diana, age 15, a student at Maryville High School; Kate, age 13, a student at Maryville Middle School; and Grace, age 10, a student at Maryville Intermediate School.

Dr. Proffitt’s career has taken him from residency at the University of South Carolina in Columbia to the USC College of Medicine to Chattanooga to Knoxville and now Blount County.

He is now enjoying his venture into “solo practice,” although his affiliation with Summit Medical assists with “the business end of medicine,” said Proffitt, which includes office management tasks such as billing.

“We focus on adult diseases with an emphasis on preventative care,” said Proffitt. “I encourage everyone to get a physical examination with screenings and lab work to help ensure future wellness.”

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