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What is Primary Care and Family Medicine?

A primary care practice serves as your first point of entry into the health care system and as the continuing focal point for all future health care services. Family medical practices serve patients of all ages and through all of life’s stages.

Erlanger’s Approach to Primary Care and Family Medicine

With convenient locations throughout our region, Erlanger primary care and family medicine specialists provide integrated, accessible health care services focused on health promotion, disease prevention and sports medicine. Practicing in the context of family and community, our specialists can address most health care needs including diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses. Or, if needed, we provide referrals to trusted specialists. Built around a lasting partnership, our mission is to help you and your family stay healthy. 

Our Services

  • Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses and medical conditions 
  • Physical examinations
  • Patient education on wellness, prevention, treatment options and medications
  • Immunizations
  • Vaccinations for children (VFC)
  • Medical and screening tests
  • Electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • X-rays
  • Referral to specialists as needed
  • Sports medicine
  • Respiratory treatments 
  • Minor procedures 
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring 

Why Choose UT Erlanger?

  • The region’s only academic primary care – Erlanger primary care practices are affiliated with UT College of Medicine putting our patients in touch with emerging clinical trials and physicians who teach the latest treatments in family medicine.
  • A broader range of services including sports medicine – Our sports medicine specialists help our regions sports-loving families stay active and injury-free.
  • Convenient locations near you – Erlanger has 14 primary care locations throughout the greater Chattanooga area, bringing comprehensive, academic family medicine to your neighborhood.

Our Primary Care and Family Medicine Practices

Academic Internal Medicine
979 E 3rd St, Suite B-601
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Community Health Centers
Southside Community Health Center
Dodson Avenue Community Health Center

Erlanger at Volkswagen Dr.
Wellness Center

7380 Volkswagen Dr., Suite 110
Chattanooga, TN 37416

Erlanger North Family Medicine
632 Morrison Springs Road, Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37415

Erlanger South Family Medicine
60 Erlanger South Dr., Suite A
Ringgold, GA 30736

Erlanger Sports and Health Institute
632 Morrison Springs Rd.
Suite 202
Chattanooga, TN 37405

University Medical Associates
Dodson Ave. Community Health Center
1200 Dodson Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37406

UT Erlanger East Brainerd
Internal Medicine

1720 Gunbarrel Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37421

UT Erlanger Health and Wellness
of Signal Mountain

2600 Taft Highway
Signal Mountain, TN 37377

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Bledsoe
136 Wheelertown Ave.
Pikeville, TN 37367

UT Erlanger Primary Care - East
1751 Gunbarrel Rd, Suite 201
Chattanooga, TN 37421

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Hixson
1025 Executive Dr., Suite 100
Hixson, TN 37343

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Lookout Mtn
101 McFarland Rd.
Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Marion County
520 East 12th St.
South Pittsburg, TN 37380

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Pineville Rd
1200 Pineville Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37405

UT Erlanger Primary Care - Sequatchie Valley
16931 Rankin Avenue
Dunlap, TN 37327-7029

UT Family Practice
1100 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37403