Dr. Alison Whitman at Home Treating Patients in Abingdon, the Town Where She Was Raised 

It can be comforting for patients to see a caregiver they know when they walk into the doctor’s office.

At Medical Associates of Falcon Place, the person they might recognize is the physician treating them.

Dr. Alison Whitman, an Abingdon native, has established this primary care practice above  Wellmont Urgent Care at 24530 Falcon Place Blvd. The two-story building is located at Exit 19 off Interstate 81 next to Lowe’s.

“I love the people that I’ve grown up with,” Dr. Whitman said. “It doesn’t even seem like work when you’re getting to help people that you’ve been raised with. It just seems like you’re helping friends instead of working.”

She is familiar with Wellmont Health System, having received some training at  Bristol Regional Medical Center during her internship and residency with ETSU Family Physicians in Bristol. With that relationship, Dr. Whitman relished the idea of joining Medical Associates at Falcon Place, which is a Wellmont Medical Associates practice.

Dr. Whitman, who is board-certified in family medicine, graduated in 2004 from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

 “I’ve always known that I wanted to be a doctor,” Dr. Whitman said. “I like taking pieces of information and putting them together and solving the puzzle. I truly enjoy seeing patients.”

Dr. Whitman provides a broad range of primary care to treat illness but also focuses on preventive health care. Her practice includes pediatric care, treatment of women’s health issues and geriatrics.

Medical Associates at Falcon Place interacts with Wellmont Urgent Care and the  Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, which is also located in the building, to provide a continuum of care for patients. All three deliver seamless access to each other and with other medical facilities of Wellmont when a patient needs additional care.

Dr. Whitman is accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call (276) 619-3801.