HARROGATE — Family Medical Clinic (FMC) welcomes Sarah Barnard and Ashley Atkinson to its Harrogate practice. Both providers are accepting new patients. Barnard is a physician assistant (PA) and Atkinson is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-C).
Barnard is a Claiborne County native, currently residing in Tazewell. In 2009, she received her bachelor’s degree from Lincoln Memorial University in Medical Technology. She graduated from LMU’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) program in 2011. She worked as a PA for six years prior to coming to FMC of Harrogate. She is a member of Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church in New Tazewell. She enjoys hiking, exercising, and spending time with her husband Nick, as well as son Collin and their dog, Sam.
Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Atkinson graduated from Georgia Southern University with her bachelor of science in Nursing. She received her Master of Science in Nursing with the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration, certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, from Lincoln Memorial University. She worked at the University Hospital in Augusta (Georgia) on the Neuro/Stroke Unit as well as in the ICU at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System prior to joining the FMC of Harrogate team. In her free time, she enjoys the riding horses, running, hiking, time on the water, playing with her dogs, Hunter and Odin, and spending time with her husband, Graham.
Dr. John Michael Robertson said, “I like to think that we (at FMC) are the lucky ones by having Sarah and Ashley join our team. But the reality is, our patients are the lucky ones to have such qualified and experienced providers available to serve their healthcare needs. I am continually impressed with the team we have at FMC, and Ashley and Sarah make great additions to our all-star line-up.“
While FMC continues to grow personnel, it also has plans to add a satellite office in Tazewell this fall.
Robertson added, “Soon we will offer the Tazewell community the excellent patient care that we now offer in Harrogate. This fall, we will open the door to a new FMC location in Tazewell, and we are honored to provide a more convenient solution to our patients in that area.”
Family Medical Clinic serves the medical needs of families in and around Harrogate/Cumberland Gap in Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. A privately-owned practice with multiple providers on staff, FMC provides a full range of services, from routine physicals, well-child visits and well-women visits, to acute care of injuries or illness. Family Medical Clinic is located at 170 Beech Street in Harrogate. For an appointment or additional information, call 423-869-3684 or follow them on Facebook.