Bristol Medical Center Physicians
Bristol Medical Center Office
1 Medical Park Blvd, (Map)
Suite 300 E
Bristol, TN 37620-7458
Main Number: (423)844-6450
Billing questions: (423)844-6458
Meet our Bristol Medical Center Physicians
John M. Chandler, M.D., Physician
Dr. John Chandler received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences at Memphis. His post graduate medical training consisted of an internship at the City of Memphis Hospitals in Memphis. He completed a general surgery residency at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis with a fellowship in surgery of the hand with Dr. L.W. Milford. His is a member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Chandler has extensive experience in hand and upper extremity surgery, joint replacements, and general orthopaedics.
T. Lisle Whitman, M.D., Physician
Dr. Lisle Whitman received his undergraduate training at Furman University and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His post graduate medical training consisted of a residency in general and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia. His published works include "Transient Posterior Knee Pain with the Meniscal Arrow," and "Repair of Cortical Bone Defects with an Osteoprogenitor Cell Transfected with IGF-1". He also contributed to the text , "Surgical Recall". Dr. Whitman is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations. Dr. Whitman specializes in sports medicine, joint replacements, and treats all general orthopaedic problems.
Danny Mullins, M.D., Physician
Dr. Danny Mullins received his undergraduate training from the University of Virginia at Wise in Wise, Virginia, and his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville, Virginia. His post graduate medical training consisted of a residency in general and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia. Dr. Mullins is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Mullins has extensive experience in upper and lower extremity surgery, joint replacements and sports injuries. He comes to us from Norton Hospital in Norton, Virginia.
Dr. Mullins resides in Bristol, Tennessee with his wife Amy and three boys, Wyatt, Carson, and Ryan.
John H. Phillips, M.D., Physician
Dr. John H. Phillips, a native of Dallas, Texas, received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His residency in general and orthopaedic surgery was at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. Dr. Phillips, a prior Army Officer, served as Chief of Orthopaedic Service, while stationed at Fort Sill, in Oklahoma, both before and after his deployment to Tallil, Iraq. Dr. Phillips is Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Southern Orthopaedic Association. He has extensive experience in orthopaedic trauma care, upper and lower extremity surgery, joint replacement surgery and sports injuries. Dr. Phillips resides in Blountville with his wife, Sarah.
Gabriel J. Hommel, M.D., Physician
A native of the Tri Cities, Dr. Gabriel Hommel received his undergraduate and medical degrees from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. His post graduate medical training consisted of an internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, Louisiana. Following residency, Dr. Hommel completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports medicine at The Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA under the direction of Dr. Champ L Baker, Jr. His published works in orthopaedic journals include “A Quantitative Analysis of Tension Band Plating of the Femur Diaphysis” and “Normal Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Knee”. Dr. Hommel is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Hommel has extensive experience in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement, orthopaedic trauma, and general orthopaedics.
Dr. Hommel resides in Bristol, Tennessee with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.
Meet Our Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioner
Travis Williams, ACNP, Nurse Practitioner
Mr. Williams received his undergraduate training and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Tennessee State University. He attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia where he obtained his Master of Science Degree. Prior to working in the Orthopaedics field his past experience included Emergency Medicine/Critical Care. He is certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He is a member of the American College of Nurse Practitioners as well as the Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association. His special interests include management of acute/traumatic extremity injuries. Travis resides in Mt. Carmel, Tennessee.
Larry Livengood, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Mr. Livengood is originally from the Los Angeles area but has lived in Northeast Tennessee for the last three years. He attended Cal State Northridge for his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Athletic training. He then received a Masters in Education for sports medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia. After working as an athletic trainer for several years in Kentucky he attended the University of Kentucky in the Physician’s Assistant Studies Program. Professional interests include athletic injuries and rehabilitation techniques. Personal interests include movies, music, the arts, and body weight training.
Brian K. Elliott, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Mr. Elliott received his undergraduate training with a Bachelor of Science from King College in Bristol, Tennessee. He received his Bachelor of Medical Science and Masters of Physician Assistant from Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia. Prior to working in the Orthopaedic field his experience included Emergency Room medical care at Wellmont Bristol Regional Medical Center. Mr. Elliott has been employed as a Physician Assistant with Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates since March, 2012.
He has special interest in the sport of Soccer. He resides with his family in Bristol, Tennessee.