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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Andrea Branch, M.D. to its Pediatrics Department.

Andrea Branch, M.D. is a board-certified, pediatrician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Branch graduated magna cum laude from the University of Memphis, where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry. She went on to earn her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Memphis and completed her pediatrics residency at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee in 2010. For the past 12 years Dr. Branch has been practicing in Anniston, Alabama. 

Dr. Branch is excited to join the Murfreesboro community and serve patients of Rutherford and surrounding communities. 

Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer, notes, “We are thrilled to be able to add Dr. Branch to our Pediatrics Department.  As our community continues to grow, it is critical that MMC adds quality physicians like Dr. Branch.  As a physician with 12 years of experience, she will be able to ‘hit the ground running’ to meet the needs of her patients in this rapidly growing area.”

At a young age Dr. Branch knew she wanted to be in medicine. In middle school that decision was solidified when she was inspired after reading Gifted Hands by Ben Carson, M.D. Shortly after, she completed an internship with the first and only African American Dermatologist in Memphis at the time. After completing medical school, her love for children and feeling like a child at heart herself, led her to pediatrics. She enjoys partnering alongside parents to care for all children, newborns through adolescents.  

Dr. Branch, her husband and their two girls are looking forward to being closer to family and friends and calling Murfreesboro home for many years to come.

For more information about Dr. Andrea Branch, M.D. or to make an appointment, visit mmclinic.com/pediatrics or call 615-867-8020.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Austin W. Mackens, M.D. to its Internal and Family Medicine Department.

Austin Mackens, M.D. is a board-certified, family medicine physician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Originally from Murfreesboro, Dr. Mackens graduated cum laude from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee where he earned a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2010 and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Jackson in 2013. 

Dr. Mackens is thrilled to be back home providing care for the patients of Rutherford County and the surrounding communities.

Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer, notes, “We are thankful to be able to add Dr. Mackens to our Internal/Family Medicine Department.  As Rutherford County and the surrounding areas continue to grow, it is critical that MMC adds quality physicians, like Dr. Mackens to help meet the increasing demands for primary care physicians in this community.  His experiences working in emergency medicine for a number of years will give him unique insight into ways to help his patients strive for and maintain a healthy lifestyle with good habits that will, hopefully, help them avoid ERs in the future.”

Dr. Mackens and his wife, Jessica Anderson Mackens (who is also a Murfreesboro native), have three children: Abigail, Maddie Kate, and Everett.  They attend Providence Christian Academy where Mrs. Mackens is also a high school math teacher. The family attends World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. Dr. Mackens is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt, fish, and camp. He also loves sports and played rugby at the University of Tennessee and football at Maryville College. Dr. Mackens and his family are avid travel and adventure enthusiasts and plan to visit all 50 states before the children leave for college.

*Dr. Mackens will transition to the Northfield office this summer.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Justin Miller, D.O. to its Radiology Department.

Justin Miller, D.O. is a skilled board-certified radiologist who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). He is originally from Maryland, but he has spent time practicing in Tennessee for many years now.

Following his father's footsteps, Dr. Miller attended Salisbury University and graduated in 2003 with highest honors. In 2007, he received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine before completing a transitional internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008. He then completed his radiology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the top of his class in 2012 before being assigned to Ft. Campbell for active duty. Dr. Miller attributes much of his success as a civilian radiologist to his experience at Ft. Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, where he provided a full surge of diagnostic imaging for military service men and women.

Dr. Miller is very involved in the Catholic community, and in his free time he enjoys many athletic activities including soccer, rock climbing, jujitsu and natural movement.

Dr. Miller and his wife, Heather,  have 3 children. They are extremely excited to be back in Middle Tennessee.

For more information about Dr. Miller or to make an appointment with MMC Radiology, visit mmclinic.com/radiology or call 615-867-8150.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of J. Brett Farmer, M.D. to its Ophthalmology Department.

J. Brett Farmer, M.D. is a board-eligible ophthalmologist who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. Dr. Farmer, a Murfreesboro native, says he is excited to have the opportunity to care for patients of his hometown.

Dr. Farmer received his undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University before attending East Tennessee State University for his medical degree. He then went on to attend the University of Kentucky for his residency in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Farmer is skilled in comprehensive ophthalmology services, but he takes a special interest in the treatment of glaucoma.

He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Murfreesboro with their two children. 

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering at his church. He enjoys many different outdoor activities including golf, archery, hiking, and fishing.

For more information about Dr. Farmer or to make an appointment, visit his physician page or call 615-867-8050.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Nicholas Stoffel, M.D. to its Pediatrics Department.

Nicholas Stoffel, M.D. is a board-certified pediatrician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Dr. Stoffel is originally from Wabash, Indiana, a small town in Northern Indiana. He received his medical degree from Indiana University and went on to Vanderbilt University for his Pediatric Residency.

Dr. Stoffel says his favorite thing about being a Pediatrician is the relationships he gets to build with his patients and their families, and the opportunity to make a positive impact where he can. He has interests in newborn health, preventative medicine, childhood development, nutrition and exercise, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, depression and anxiety, and adolescent care.

Outside of work, his interests and hobbies include hiking, fishing, and traveling. 

For more information about Dr. Nicholas Stoffel or to make an appointment, visit his physician page or call 615-867-8020.

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Growing to Meet the Healthcare Needs of Our Community

In July,  two leading groups of local physicians joined forces to serve our growing community. Warren Langworthy, M.D., Scott Eller, M.D., their associates, and the staff of Middle Tennessee Family Medicine joined Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter.

 “Over the years, MMC has considered opportunities to reach out to other physicians in the community to join MMC, and Dr. Langworthy’s name always came up,” noted Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer.  “He and Dr. Eller have such similar practice styles and a commitment to clinical excellence for their patients just like our Internal and Family Medicine Physicians. It just made too much sense!”  Peay continued, “When the pandemic began last spring, we began working with Drs. Langworthy and Eller to help get COVID-19testing for their patients.  Things took off from there and ultimately resulted in their decision to join MMC.”

 Dr. Warren Langworthy has maintained an independently-managed family medicine practice in Murfreesboro, TN since 1989. Over the years, his practice saw great growth, and in 2006, Dr. Scott Eller joined his practice.  Growth has not slowed down in recent years as they have added several nurse practitioners and physician assistants to help care for their growing patient base.

 "Over the past 32 years, our practice has seen amazing growth, which we have managed independently; however, now is the time for us to make a change to help us accommodate this growth and the responsibilities that come with it," noted Warren Langworthy, M.D.  "I am grateful and humbled by the opportunity to become part of MMC and ask our faithful patients to accompany us with patience and love as we move into our new stage of medicine," he said.

 Drs. Langworthy and Eller, as well as their nurse practitioners and physician assistants, will continue to practice at the same location, 237 W Northfield Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN.  It will become the MMC Northfield office, with a new phone number, 615-867-8010.

 Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is Murfreesboro’s premier multi-specialty, physician-owned medical practice committed to offering patients the best of both primary and specialty care in Middle Tennessee since 1949. To learn more visitmmclinic.com.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Reece Rickertsen, D.P.M. to its Podiatry Department.

Reece Rickertsen, D.P.M. is a board-certified podiatrist who has extensive training in elective foot and ankle surgery, reconstructive operations, diabetic wounds, and has a special interest in foot and ankle trauma. Dr. Rickertsen grew up in rural Iowa on a multigenerational farm. Prior to attending college, he was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Luther College where he was also a collegiate football player. He then attended Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine, where he received his medical degree in Podiatric Medicine and completed his Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Michigan.

“Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is excited to have Dr. Rickertsen join our organization,” says Joey Peay, CEO of MMC. “He brings a great overall attitude care coupled with a commitment to patient care that fits well with our organization. We look forward to him joining Dr. Andrew Lamay in our Podiatry Department.”

Dr. Rickertsen is an avid sports fan who enjoys cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Bears. He enjoys cooking, woodworking and spending time with his wife, Jillian, and son, Harrison, and their two dogs.

For more information about Dr. Reece Rickertsen or to make an appointment, visit his provider page or call 615-867-8170.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Chloe Desnoes, D.O. to its Internal and Family Medicine Department.

Chloe Desnoes, D.O. is a board-certified physician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC).  Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, Dr. Desnoes received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University before moving to South Carolina to obtain her medical degree from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. She later made Tennessee her home as she completed Family Medicine training in Jackson, TN through the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Residency program.  While there, she also served as Chief Resident amongst her peers.

Dr. Desnoes joined Murfreesboro Medical Clinic in 2021 and is thrilled to provide care for the patients of Rutherford County and the surrounding communities.

Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer, notes, “Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is excited to have Dr. Desnoes join our organization. She brings an enthusiasm for medicine and patient care that will serve her well as she gets more involved in the community and as her practice grows.  She will be a great addition to our Internal/Family Medicine Department.”

After completing her family medicine residency, she moved to the Murfreesboro area where her husband has served as minister at a local church for several years.  She is elated to call Murfreesboro home, and looks forward to serving the community here alongside her husband and colleagues. When not working, Dr. Desnoes’s interests include traveling, cooking and spending time with her love done. 

For more information about Dr. Chloe Desnoes or to make an appointment, visit her provider page or call 615-867-8010.

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Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Kim Bartley, M.D. to its Internal and Family Medicine Department.

Kim Bartley, M.D., is a board-certified family medicine physician who is now practicing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic (MMC). Dr. Bartley was born in a port city of Incheon, South Korea and later moved to Arkansas where she graduated high school, received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Arkansas, and went on to complete her residency program at the AR Academy of Family Physicians.

During her residency, Dr. Bartley served as a resident director for AR Academy of Family Physicians where she learned about advocacy. She is excited to continue advocating for patients in the Murfreesboro community and surrounding areas.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Bartley join MMC’s Internal and Family Medicine Department.  Her professional skills, coupled with an amazing personality and unique life experiences, equip her to provide the high level of medical care our patients have to come to expect from the physicians of Murfreesboro Medical!” noted Joey Peay, MMC’s Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Bartley moved to Tennessee to be close to her in-laws and is looking forward to serving the community of Murfreesboro for years to come. She lives in Nashville with her husband, David, two cats (George and Ron) and a dog (Daisy). In her free time, Dr. Bartley enjoys woodworking, boxing, hiking, trying new foods, exploring Nashville and spending time with her family.

For more information about Dr. Kim Bartley or to make an appointment, visit mmclinic.com/IFM or call 615-867-8010.

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Dr. Lauren Blackwell

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of Lauren Blackwell, D.O., to its Pediatrics Department.

Lauren Blackwell, D.O. is a board-certified Pediatrician. She attended undergrad at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before receiving her medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She went on to complete her Residency at University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. 

Dr. Blackwell is excited to join MMC’s Pediatric department and to be back serving the patients of Tennessee.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Blackwell enjoys reading, crafting and spending time with her family.

For more information about Dr. LaurenBlackwell or to make an appointment, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8020.

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