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Eleven Physicians Named Castle Connolly's 'Top Doctors'

July 28th, 2015


Murfreesboro, TN – Murfreesboro Medical Clinic is proud to announce that eleven of their physicians were recently listed among America’s Top Doctors by the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly. These physicians include:

Spine, Joint, & Pain Center:  William Newton, D.O., M.S.

Internal & Family Medicine Department: Utpal Patel, M.D. and Kimberly Shannon, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology: Kelly Williams, M.D. and Gregory Taylor, M.D.

Pediatrics: Derek Johnson M.D., Brent Rosser, M.D., Steve Humphrey, M.D., and

Tammy Adams, M.D.

Otolaryngology (ENT): William Gross, M.D.

General Surgery:  David Beaird, M.D.


Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. was established to help consumers find the best healthcare in the nation. Their published books and website directory consist of physicians nominated by their peers. Nominees undergo a rigorous screening process that includes careful scrutiny of, among other factors, their medical education and training, hospital appointments, professional reputation, and disciplinary histories. Only those physicians who are among the very best in their field and their community are included in the Top Doctors list. Physicians are neither permitted to nominate themselves nor pay in order to be included in the list.

“We take pride in our careful selection of physicians,” said MMC President, Dr. James Kel Rone. “We are honored, but not surprised, that these doctors have received this very prestigious and well-deserved label.”

Castle Connolly receives nearly 100,000 nominations each year. Their physician-led research team carefully reviews the credentials of each physician, including board certifications, professional achievements and malpractice histories. This and much more information is critically analyzed before any physician can be included in the list of Top Doctors. Once selected, the physicians name and biographical information is added to the website directory and several publications, such as the popular book America’s Top Doctors.  

To learn more about any of the above listed physicians or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 615-893-4480.

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