The original Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
Murfreesboro Medical Clinic - Highland Location
SurgiCenter at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic
Welcome to the SurgiCenter
Our independently owned physician clinic, made up of 20 different specialties, is proud of the fact that, for over 60 years, this community has trusted us to provide quality health care to thousands of families each and every year.
Our initiatives of "going beyond the walls of the clinic" to serve you in your health care needs has created a stronger awareness within our community and the need to expand our walls to house all 20 specialties within one location. While we have seen significant growth and change since our doors opened in 1949, we have been successful because we have never forgotten the importance of focusing on patient care. "You are the reason we do what we do", says Dr. Derek Johnson, Pediatrics.
Dr. Garrison received his Medical Degree from Vanderbilt University in 1943. He served a Rotating Internship and a Residence in Medicine at Nashville General Hospital 1944-1946. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1946-1948. He then returned to Nashville General Hospital to serve a one-year residency in Pathology. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1955. During Dr. Garrison’s years of practice in Murfreesboro, he initiated the Respiratory Care Service at Rutherford Hospital (now MTMC) in 1968, was a major influence in establishing the Rutherford County Ambulance Service, and provided the leadership in establishing the Coronary Care Unit at Rutherford Hospital in 1967. In 1987, MTMC honored Dr. Garrison by naming the unit "The Dr. S.C. Garrison Coronary Care Unit." In 1986, Dr. Garrison retired from active medical practice.
Today, we have nearly 500 associates on staff. Our medical staff include specialists in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Pain and Physical Medicine, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Vascular Surgery, Urology, and Radiology including general radiology, digital mammography, ultrasound, CT, MRI and bone densitometry. MMC also provides complete laboratory services on-site. Beyond the traditional services offered by our specialist, patients can also benefit from Murfreesboro's only dermatology-supervised medi-spa, U Medi Spa, or our physician-directed weight management program, NexSlim Medical Weight Loss.
We see over 30,000 patients per month and are averaging over 150 new patients per week. In addition, our SurgiCenter is performing over 350 surgical cases per month. As our clinic grows with new patients and new services, we continue to outgrow our brick and mortar, thus adding another 7500 in square footage to an expanded SurgiCenter on Garrison Drive. A three story addition (approximately 150,000 square feet) was added to the 78,000 square feet facility on the southern end of our Garrison Drive building. The groundbreaking for Phase II of our building project occured in the fall of 2011 for opening on February 11, 2013. The expansion offers all 20 specialties to practice in one location again, so we will once again be your "one stop shop" for all of your wellness needs. This project addressed future needs of our patients, as well as provide a better working environment for our staff. We are committed to keeping the needs of our patients first and providing them with excellent state-of-the-art health care.
More than BRICK AND MORTAR...While our investment in brick and mortar allows us to create a new health care experience for patients, their families, staff and visitors, YOUR HEALTH IS STILL OUR MISSION!