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Our Team

The physicians, physician assistants, nurses and administrative professionals at Knoxville Heart Group are committed to providing you with exceptional care. We are all partners in your care, and we believe that is what has helped shape our reputation as a leading provider of cardiac care in East Tennessee. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to tell you a little more about our heart team.

Meet Our Expert Heart Team

Physicians

Our physicians at Knoxville Heart Group combine more than 35 years of experience and have treated over 20,000 patients for the treatment of heart disease. Our expert physicians include cardiologists, interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists.

Brian J. Adams, MD
Brian J. Adams, MD

Learn more about Dr. Brian Adams.

Thomas M. Ayres, MD
Thomas M. Ayres, MD

Learn more about Dr. Thomas Ayres.

Jeffrey M. Baerman, MD
Jeffrey M. Baerman, MD

Learn more about Dr. Jeffrey Baerman.

Lee R. Dilworth, MD
Lee R. Dilworth, MD

Learn more about Dr. Lee Dilworth.

George M. Krisle, MD
George M. Krisle, MD

Learn more about Dr. George Krisle.

Hitesh Mehta, MD
Hitesh Mehta, MD

Learn more about Dr. Hitesh Mehta.

Daniel M. Slutzker, MD
Daniel M. Slutzker, MD

Learn more about Dr. Daniel Slutzker.

Joseph S. Smith, MD
Joseph S. Smith, MD

Learn more about Dr. Joseph Smith.

Joshua W. Todd, MD
Joshua W. Todd, MD

Learn more about Dr. Joshua Todd.

Chase Trotter, MD
Christopher Chase Trotter, MD

Learn more about Dr. Chase Trotter.

David E. Wood, MD
David E. Wood, MD

Learn more about Dr. David Wood.


Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners

Our physicians are supported by certified physician assistants and nurse practitioners highly trained to deal with the complex problems of a cardiac patient. We treat each patient with respect and efficiency as if the patient were our own family. In addition to our nurses, we have staff available for appointment scheduling, obtaining insurance pre-certifications for testing and surgery, and billing questions and assistance.

Physician Assistants

Bridgette Cassell, PA-C
Bridgette Cassell, PA-C

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Caroline Swann, PA-C
Caroline Swann, PA-C

Learn more about Caroline Swann.

Nurse Practitioners

Amanda Barnes, NP-C
Amanda Barnes, NP-C

 

Learn more about Amanda Barnes.

Amy Buck, NP-C
Amy Buck, NP-C

 

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Samantha Purnell, FNP-BC
Samantha Purnell, FNP-BC

 

Learn more about Samantha Purnell.