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Charles E. (Curt) Barnes, M.D. (Johnson City), 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.
                                
 Benjamin D. England, M.D. (Johnson City) 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.
                                
Gabriel J. Hommel, M.D. (Bristol Medical Center), 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.                           
                                                  
Bart McKinney, M.D. (Johnson City), 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 http://orthodoc.aaos.org/mckinney/index.cfm    
                                            
Ralph L. Mills, M.D. (Johnson City), 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.

Danny Mullins, M.D. (Bristol Medical Center), 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.
                                 
Reagan R. Parr, M.D. (Johnson City), 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 http://orthodoc.aaos.org/ReaganParrMD/about.cfm.

Church and are active in multiple community activities ranging from Scouting to soccer.
                             
John H. Phillips, M.D. (Bristol Medical Center), 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.
                                                 
Bert E. Tagert, M.D. (Bristol Medical Center), Physician

Dr. Bert Tagert received his undergraduate degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine at Gainesville, Florida. His post graduate medical training consisted of a residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Tennessee Campbell Foundation at Memphis, Tennessee. This was followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic at Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Tagert is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the Tennessee Medical Association; and the Sullivan County Medical Association. Dr. Tagert has extensive experience in surgery of the upper and lower extremities with a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports injuries, and shoulder surgery.

T. Lisle Whitman, M.D. (Bristol Medical Center), Physician

Dr. T. 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.

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