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Johnson City Physicians

Johnson City Office
3 Professional Park Drive, Suite 21 (For Map)
Johnson City, TN 37604

Main Number: (423)434-6300
Appointment scheduling: (423)979-3334
ORTHO ACCESS Clinic: (423)722-7347
Insurance: (423)979-3322
Worker's Comp: (423)979-3331
Billing questions: (423)979-3321

Fax: (423)434-6312

Meet our Johnson City Physicians

John L. Holbrook, M.D., Physician

Dr. John L. Holbrook received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, TN. He received his training in orthopaedic surgery also at Vanderbilt University. This was followed by a fellowship in hand and shoulder surgery at Baylor University in Houston, TX. Dr. Holbrook is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and also holds the certificate of added qualifications for surgery of the hand. He is also on the clinical staff at the Quillen College of Medicine. He has published multiple papers in the orthopaedic and hand surgery literature. He is also a member of multiple medical societies.

He and his wife, Patty, have three children, Amy, Austin and Hayden. They are members of Munsey Methodist Church.

Thomas L. Huddleston, M.D., Physician

Dr. Tom Huddleston is a native of Johnson City.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, and Orthopaedic  Surgery residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.  This was followed by one year of fellowship training in adult reconstructive surgery with emphasis on joint replacement and revision joint replacement at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Huddleston then returned to Johnson City with his family and joined Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates.  Dr. Huddleston is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is clinical professor at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, Department of Surgery.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic  Surgeons.
Charles E. (Curt) Barnes, M.D., Physician

Dr. Curt Barnes, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, graduated from Furman University in 1986. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1990. He completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery in Greenville, South Carolina in 1995. He then traveled to Sydney Australia for fellowship training in shoulder surgery followed by fellowship in knee surgery in Melbourne, Australia in 1995 and 1996. He joined Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in August of 1996.
Dr. Barnes' surgical practice focuses on shoulder and knee surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement surgery, fracture care, and general orthopaedic care.  He has extensive experience in both arthroscopic and joint replacement surgery, as well as nonoperative orthopaedic care and rehabilitation.
Dr. Barnes is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at East Tennessee State University, and orthopaedic surgery consultant at the VA Hospital in Johnson City.  He serves as team physician for Elizabethton High School.  He and his family have traveled to Africa for orthopaedic mission work.
Dr. Barnes is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Dr. Barnes and his wife, Beth, reside in Johnson City with their three children.

James A. Goss, M.D., Physician

Dr. Jim Goss, a native of the Washington, D.C. suburbs, graduated from George Washington University in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology. He spent one year playing professional baseball in the minor leagues and returned as the head baseball coach at his Alma Mater for two years. He spent nine years as a geologist between the Smithsonian Institute and U.S. Geological Survey before changing careers and graduating from medical school in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his post graduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee Campbell Clinic in 1997.

Dr. Goss is a member of the Munsey Memorial Methodist Church with his two daughters, Nikki and Sherri.

Reagan R. Parr, M.D., Physician

Dr. Reagan Parr is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received his undergraduate education at Baylor University followed by medical school at the University of Oklahoma. He spent 11 years Active Duty with U.S. Army, including tours in Germany, Bosnia-Hersegovina, Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, multiple Pacific Islands, and Baghdad, Iraq. He has multiple journal articles, lectures, awards and decorations to his credit. While he has experience in all branches of orthopaedic surgery, he has particular interest and expertise in trauma, sports related injuries, and conditions of the ankle, foot and hand. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications for Sports Medicine.  He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. 
Dr. Parr is joined by his wife, Hayden, and three children: Riley, Keaton, and Julia. They attend Munsey Methodist Church and are active in multiple community activities ranging from Scouting to soccer.  You may find additional information about Dr. Parr at

Ralph L. Mills, M.D., Physician

Dr. Mills is a native of Madisonville, TN. He graduated from Hiwassee College in 1978, received his BS degree from King College in Bristol, TN in 1980 and his M.D. from ETSU's Quillen College of Medicine in 1984. He holds board certification in Sports Medicine, and is also specialty-boarded in Family Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at ETSU, where he is heavily involved with ETSU-BucSports, and is ETSU's Team Physician. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Mills also works with various high schools throughout the region providing Sports Medicine coverage. Dr. Mills joined Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates in 2000.
Jason Brashear, M.D., Physician
Dr. Brashear did his undergraduate and graduate studies at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and attended medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine.  He practiced at Fayette Regional Hospital in Connersville, Indiana, for three years before moving to Johnson City and joining Appalachian Orthopaedics. His work is in general orthopaedics with an emphasis on minimally invasive hip arthroplasty and Knees.  Dr. Brashear is married and has two children
Bart McKinney, M.D., Physician
Dr. McKinney is an orthopaedic surgeon with additional subspecialty training in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of sports-related injuries. He earned a bachelor’s degree at East Tennessee State University and received his medical degree at James H. Quillen College of Medicine.
He performed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He then completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL. As a fellow, Dr. McKinney worked side-by-side with renowned orthopaedic surgeons Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Lonnie Paulos performing surgery on many professional athletes. His team physician experience included coverage of Auburn University football and athletics, University of West Florida athletics, and Washington High School, Pensacola, FL.
A native of East Tennessee, Dr. McKinney resides with his wife Laura and daughter Samantha. In his spare time he enjoys golfing, sports, fishing, hunting and other outdoor recreational activities.  
You may find additional information about Dr. McKinney and Sports Medicine at
Benjamin Knox, M.D., Physician
Dr. Benjamin Knox, was born in Baltimore, MD, and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He subsequently obtained his Medical Degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He then concluded his training with a fellowship in spine surgery at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.

Dr. Knox limits his practice to orthopaedic surgery and surgery of the spine, with special emphasis on conditions of the lumbar spine (lower back) and cervical spine (neck). He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the North American Spine Society.          
Dr. Knox and his wife Lisa have two daughters, Abigail and Alexandra. In his spare time he enjoys tennis, golf, skiing, bluegrass banjo and woodworking.    
Benjamin D. England, M.D. Physician
Dr. England is a sport and exercise medicine specialist and is a native of Maryville, Tennessee.  He received a bachelors of science in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a medical degree from ETSU’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine.  His residency in Family Medicine and fellowship in Sports Medicine were performed at the University Of Tennessee Graduate School Of Medicine in Knoxville.  He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.
During his career he has served as team physician for South Doyle High School, E.C. Glass High School, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, Knoxville Ice Bears minor league hockey, Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball and the University of Tennessee Athletic Department.  He is a registered ringside physician for Golden Gloves Boxing and has served on the medical staff for the Knoxville Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, the SEC Track and Field Championships, and the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.
Dr. England’s practice is focused on non-operative orthopedics and sports related conditions.  He is also serving alongside Dr. Ralph Mills as a team physician for ETSU Athletics.
Meet Our Physician Assistants
David Anderson, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Originally from Johnson City, Mr. Anderson attended ETSU and then on to Physician Assistant school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.  He worked several years in orthopaedic surgery in Savannah, Ga and then returned to Johnson City and has been with Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates since 1988.
Tim Cook, PA-C/ATC, Physician Assistant
Mr. Cook is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas.  He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Memphis in 1987.  He received his certification as an Athletic Trainer from the NATA in 1988.  During his time working as an Athletic trainer, he was able to treat athletes in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl in 1999.  In 2004 he received his Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Francis in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He has been with AOA since 2004.  Tim and his wife, Cary, have one son, Brayden.  They are members of First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City.
Stacy Melvin, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Mr. Melvin, a native of Bristol, VA., completed his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in 1996.  He also completed an M.S. in exercise physiology from Virginia Tech in 1998.  After working in the fitness industry for a few years, Mr. Melvin attended the physician assistant program at James Madison University, graduating in 2003.  Stacy worked for a number of years for a solo physician orthopaedic  surgery practice in upstate New York, before returning to the Tri-Cities to work at AOA in August, 2008.  He currently lives in Jonesborough with his wife Sarah, and two children, Jake and Adeline.  They attend Heritage Baptist Church.

Kyle Morgan, PA-C, Physician Assistant


Mr. Morgan, originally from Kingsport, TN., completed his undergraduate degree from East Tennessee State University in 2009. He then attended Lincoln Memorial University DCOM PA Program in Harrogate, TN and graduated in 2012. He also completed a one year orthopaedic fellowship program with the Johnson City Medical Center Orthopaedic Trauma team. Kyle then became the newest PA at AOA starting in November of 2013. He currently lives in the Johnson City area.

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