About the Organization
Summit Medical Group was formed in 1995 by 35 Knoxville physicians who had been in the practice of internal medicine and family practice for up to 40 years. These physicians had similar ideals, practice standards, and a desire to improve their ability to better serve their patients and to be successful in the practice of medicine.
With the framework of this common vision and the strength of pooled resources, Summit Medical Group has become the largest and most widespread organization in the provision of primary care in the East Tennessee region.
Summit offers an ideal work/life balance. Physicians are able to see their patients without worrying about all of the back office stresses that can occur in a private practice group but still have the opportunity for leadership and have a hand in the future of their practice.
Currently, Summit Medical Group has over 300 providers at more than 60 office locations in 13 counties in the East Tennessee region. Summit has come a long way since its inception and will continue to be creative and innovative in service. Summit is moving ahead in other areas as well, including cooperation with its community hospital partners in meeting primary care needs. Summits dedication to service and excellence remains a prime motivation in providing for the needs of those who entrust their health to Summit physicians.
Make the Summit Advantage yours.
About the Community
Knoxville offers a perfect mix of big city living, and small town feel. Knoxville is a progressive, friendly, and rapidly growing city accessible from an international waterway. Tennessee has no state income tax and the cost of living is at 15.8% lower than the U.S. average. Knoxville is the third largest city in Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Knoxville has a progressive science and technology corridor, which is emerging as a national leader in the areas of sustainable energy and carbon fiber technology.
East Tennessees lakes, rivers and parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Knoxville has a robust fine arts community along with an active music scene. Knoxville also has an enthusiastic sports crowd, home to nationally recognized UT football and basketball programs. Knoxville has a thriving economy and great public and private school systems. Knox County Schools (KCS) hold an exemplary status awarded by the Tennessee Department of Education. KCS is the first large urban school district to ever earn this distinction from the state. McGhee Tyson Airport allows for uncomplicated travel within a 30 minute drive from downtown Knoxville. Knoxville is 2 1/2 hrs from Nashville, 3 hrs from Atlanta and 2 hrs from Asheville, NC.