Our Services include:
Physicals (including GYN, Sports and DOT)
Acute Illness Care
Chronic Disease Management
Minor skin surgeries (including biopsies and laceration repair)
Acne management, including Accutane therapy
Wesley Dean, M.D., FAAFP, FAWM
A Knoxville native, Dr. Dean graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Memphis and completed his residency at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He formed Emory Family Practice in 1989 with Dr. Ronald Barton and is a founding member of Summit Medical Group where he continues to be active in its leadership. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). He is a past president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and remains active in both the state and national academies. Dr. Dean has completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine (FAWM) through the Wilderness Medical Society. He enjoys numerous outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, landscaping and is an avid golfer. Dr. Dean resides in the Powell community where he attends church and is active in its Music ministry as a drummer.
Brad Flaming, M.D., FAAFP
Dr. Flaming is originally from Ashland, Kentucky. He received his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University (in Lexington, KY) and his medical degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. He completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center in Family Practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP). He joined Emory Family Practice in 1993 and was a founding member of Summit Medical Group. Dr. Flaming lives in Powell and enjoys hiking, fly-fishing, music, church and family activities.
Kathy Chism, M.D. (Photo not posted)
Dr. Chism is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelors and masters degree in Biology and received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She completed her residency at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center in Family Practice, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Chism is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She joined Emory Family Practice in 1999. She lives in the Powell area and enjoys music, theater and dogs.
Nick Thornton, M.D.
A native of Brownsville, Tennessee, Dr. Thornton graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering. He received his medical degree from ETSU Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed his residency at the University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center in Family Practice. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He joined Emory Family Practice in 2004. Dr. Thornton resides in the Halls area with his wife and 3 children. They attend Fellowship Church and he enjoys traveling and playing golf.
Carlie Mullen, FNP-C
Carlie grew up in Knoxville and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She worked as a cardiology Registered Nurse while completing her Masters degree at Clemson University. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She and her husband welcomed their new son in February of 2018. They enjoy Tennessee sports, playing with their nieces and nephew, traveling, and spending time in the Smoky Mountains.
Sara Hughes, MPA, PA-C
Sara is a Knoxville native who returned to the area in 2017 after several years away. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from East Tennessee State University in 2008. She then earned her Master of Physician Assistant (PA) degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA, in 2011. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has worked professionally as a PA in emergency medicine as well as dermatology. She enjoys primary care but continues to have a particular interest in dermatology, and enjoys integrating that knowledge into Emory Family Practice. She enjoys being involved in the PA community and helping mentor upcoming PA's. Sara is married to her college sweetheart and they have two children. She enjoys music, both playing and listening, and loves being outside biking, hiking, boating, and traveling.
Megan Savery, FNP-C (Photo not posted)
Megan is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nova Southeastern University in 2010 and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse while completing her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of South Florida in 2017. She was born and raised in Southwest Florida and recently moved to Knoxville, TN in January 2020 with her husband and four daughters to pursue the dream of living near the Great Smoky Mountains, where she frequently vacationed. She enjoys spending her time cooking, gardening, exploring the art of homesteading, playing with her new puppy, and assisting her husband with homeschooling their children.
Ronald Barton, M.D. ( Retired )
Dr. Barton is a founding member of Emory Family Practice and Summit Medical Group.
Dr. Barton retired in July, 2018, after 29 years with the practice.