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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.

Posted by Murfreesboro Medical Clinic | Topic: New Physicians  | Category: New Physicians

 

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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Dr. Britni Caplin, Otolaryngology

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce thea ddition of Britni Caplin, M.D., to its Otolaryngology (ENT) Department.

Britni Caplin, M.D. is a board-certified Otolaryngologist skilled in adult and pediatric Otolaryngology, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Otology, Nasal and Sinus Surgery including Balloon Sinuplasty and other In-Office Procedures, and Head and Neck Surgery. She graduated magna cum laude at West Virginia University before receiving her medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School.  She went on to complete her Residency in Otolaryngology– Head & Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,TN. 

Dr. Caplin is excited to join MMC’s Otolaryngology department and Drs. Andrew Celmer and Brannon Mangus. She is excited to be a part of the team at MMC and provide care for the people of Murfreesboro.

When she isn’t working, Dr. Caplin enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, eating, and spending time with friends and family.

For more information about Dr. Britni Caplin or to make an appointment, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8110.

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Dr. Brad Bledsoe, Dermatology

Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & SurgiCenter is proud to announce the addition of C. Brad Bledsoe, M.D., to its Dermatology Department.

C. Brad Bledsoe, M.D. is a board-certified Dermatologist skilled in general and surgical dermatology, skin cancer detection, treatment and prevention, precancerous skin lesions (actinic keratoses) and sun damaged skin, acne, rosacea, psoriasis,eczema, dry skin, and other rashes, warts and other viral, bacterial and fungal skin infections, cysts, lipomas, and other nodules, laser procedures, teledermatology and medical technology. He attended undergrad at the University of Tennessee at Martin before receiving his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  He went on to complete both his Residency in Internal Medicine and his Residency in Dermatology at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis,TN.

 Dr.Albergo is excited to join MMC’s Dermatology department and Dr. Albert Kattine. He is looking forward to making an impact at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. 

 For more information about Dr. C.Brad Bledsoe or to make an appointment, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8220.

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Dr. Brian Smith is a board certified Gastroenterologist who is skilled in general adult gastroenterology, including colon cancer screenings. Dr. Smith comes to us with more than 20 years of experience from his previous practice in North Carolina. He received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina and completed his Residency at Vanderbilt University. Immediately following his Residency, he completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at Vanderbilt University. 

Dr. Smith joins a staff of skilled Gastroenterologist, including Drs. Knox, Hood and Laborde.  MMC welcomes Dr. Smith, as well as the skills and special interests that he brings to the MMC team of physicians. 

“Dr. Smith is a great additional to MMC and the Murfreesboro community. He brings over 20 years of experience to an established group of Gastroenterologists.  We are excited to have him as part of our organization,” stated Chief Executive Officer, Joey Peay. 

In his spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys live music, golf and anything TarHeels. He is also a proud father of two sons, Austin and Davis.  

For more information about Dr. Brian Smith or to schedule an appointment, visit mmclinic.com or call 615-867-8070.

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