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UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Family Medicine

UT Family Practice Center Chattanooga














The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Department of Family Medicine sponsors a three-year Family Medicine Residency that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  We recently secured funding to offer seven positions at each level of training and will be seeking seven positions in the Match for the 2021-2022 recruiting season

Technology enhances the overall educational experience. The conference room utilizes a built-in data projector and computer for multimedia presentations. Erlanger wireless internet access is available throughout the center.  Practice management is augmented with computerized appointments and search software for ICD/CPT codes.  As part of the Erlanger Medical Group, the UT Family Practice Center uses EPIC as the electronic health record system for both outpatient and inpatient care. The UT Family Practice Center is a 36,000 square foot state of the art facility that opened Spring 1997. Located just across the street from Erlanger Medical Center this is the central point for all our residency functions. The patient care areas include: 24 exam rooms, two large procedure rooms, fetal evaluation suite, ultrasound suite, and dictation areas in the exam halls, lab, and xray.  The academic areas house resident and faculty offices, our Family Practice Center Library, and a large conference room with adjacent kitchen. The business area of the Center consists of medical records, staff lounge, locker room, and several administrative offices, which house our office manager and billing specialists. 

Overall the Family Practice Center provides a comfortable, spacious environment equipped to teach the full spectrum of Family Medicine. 

 UT Family Practice Center Nursing Station










Click here to view the UT Family Practice Center interactive map. 

Patient Care

Are you a patient seeking a primary care physician?  Our office is centrally located at East Third Street and Central Avenue, just across from the main Erlanger Health System Campus.  We currently accept most insurance plans in both our resident and faculty practices.  All care administered by our resident physicians is provided under the supervision of a board-certified attending physician.  

Please contact us with questions.  To schedule an appointment, call us at 423.778.8837 (UTFP).


Residency Program History

Dr. Mack Worthington teaching     Teaching at the Family Practice Center

Founded in 1995 by our first Chair, J. Mack Worthington, MD, FAAFP, we held the goal of bringing the ideals of family medicine to the campus of a tertiary care medical center in Chattanooga.  Our department has not wavered in its determination to offer broad, evidence-based training to our residents and medical students. We practice our inpatient care in the 6th largest public hospital system in the country which has 650 beds and serves as a regional medical center. Over the ensuing years our faculty has expanded to include individuals certified not only in family medicine but also obstetrics, geriatrics, hypertension, mental health, sports medicine, and lifestyle medicine. Now led by James Haynes, MD, FAAFP, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, we have continued to grow and offer seven positions for each of the three years of training.

Last Published: Aug 24, 2021