Dr. Jennifer Peters Joins Wellmont Medical Associates As Family Medicine Physician
Dr. Jennifer Peters has joined Wellmont
Medical Associates as a family medicine physician who views
high-quality, compassionate health care as partnership with actively engaged
Treating patients 12 and older, Dr. Peters will practice
with Dr. Marta Wayt, who is an internal medicine physician, and nurse
practitioner Brooke Gibson at 111 W. Stone Drive, Suite 110.
Dr. Peters said she likes to treat all aspects of health and
enjoys the variety of care she delivers. But she developed a special interest
in women’s health stemming from cases she witnessed early in her medical
journey. She also enjoys working on sport medicine cases, which she attributes
to her family’s involvement in athletics in the Caribbean, her native
“I really like to have a good professional relationship with
my patients,” Dr. Peters said. “It works better when my patients take part in
their own care. I usually educate them on important items about their health,
but they need to be proactive in researching topics pertaining to them so we
can discuss their health needs together. I also encourage them to follow
through on recommendations with an action plan.”
Dr. Peters considers herself an investigator, who discovers
why a patient is having difficulty and then creates a solution. She said she
receives high marks for her listening skills, something she considers essential
for a physician.
A graduate of St. George’s University in Grenada, Dr. Peters
completed her residency in family medicine at ETSU Family Physicians of
Bristol. Part of her residency included caring for patients at Bristol
Regional Medical Center, which led to her choice to join Wellmont
“I really enjoyed working with the attending physicians and
specialists at Bristol Regional,” Dr. Peters said. “So when the opportunity
arose for me to join Wellmont Medical Associates, I was happy to take it.”
She had practiced at Stone Mountain Health Services at the
Konnarock Family Health Center since 2006 and at Holston Family Health Center
since 2011. Both facilities are located in Damascus, Va.
Dr. Peters is board-certified in family medicine. She
is a member of the Christian Medical Dental Association, the Virginia chapter
of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Southeast chapter of the
American College of Sports Medicine.
“We are excited to have Dr. Peters bring her impeccable
credentials to the broad range of care she will deliver,” said Dr. Stephen
Combs, chief executive medical officer of Wellmont Medical Associates. “She and
Dr. Wayt will provide an outstanding care experience for their patients and
bolster the level of care we offer in Kingsport.”
Dr. Combs said Dr. Peters’ interest in sports medicine will
dovetail with Wellmont Health System’s excellent program at Sullivan
Center Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy. Her passion for women’s
health will complement the breadth of services Wellmont offers to improve their
lives, he said.
Dr. Peters and Dr. Wayt’s practice was formerly known as
Kingsport Medical Associates but was renamed Wellmont Medical Associates to
reflect a growing partnership between Wellmont and its integrated physicians.
Created earlier this year, Wellmont Medical Associates is a physician-led,
professionally managed organization that enables physicians to set the
direction for patient care.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Peters, please call
423-723-2030. For more information, please visit www.wellmont.org.