Erlanger Opens New Primary Care Office On Signal Mountain

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Erlanger Health System now offers primary care for every family member in the Signal Mountain, Whitwell and Sequatchie County communities.     

 

UT Erlanger Health & Wellness of Signal Mountain, located at 2600 Taft Highway, offers comprehensive care ranging from wellness exams and sick visits to the management of chronic illnesses.

  Services include lab, x-ray, EKG, spirometry, and treadmill testing. 

 

Betsy Close, M.D., earned her medical degree from University of Tennessee College of Medicine and specializes in family medicine.  Dr. Close also has experience working with primary care physicians on improving diabetes care in adults and educating diabetic children. 

 

Genna Barnett, FNP-C, is a nurse practitioner who specializes in primary care.  She earned her Master and Bachelor degrees in nursing from the University of Memphis and has worked at Erlanger as a charge nurse, treating cardiac and geriatric patients. 

 

Erlanger’s new practice will welcome John D. Cranwell, M.D. to the team on Monday, Aug. 19.  As a local primary care physician, who was a medical resident at Erlanger, Dr. Cranwell is returning to where it all began for him and providing medical care to area residents.  He is no stranger to the Chattanooga medical community, having served as chief of department of medicine, hospital board member, medical executive committee member and a medical director of primary care. 

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of the three providers, please call 778-9434.


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