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Karen Rhea, M.D., joins Internal Medicine Associates

Karen Rhea, M.D., has joined Summit Medical Group as a primary care physician with Internal Medicine Associates. She currently is accepting new patients.

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Karen Rhea, M.D; Summit Medical Group

Dr. Rhea specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both geriatric medicine and internal medicine and is a member of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).

Before joining Internal Medicine Associates, Dr. Rhea was an assistant professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a research technician at the Atlanta Research and Education Foundation, working on-site at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the influenza division.

Dr. Rhea completed her Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Furman University in 2007 and earned a Doctor of Medicine from University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2014.

Originally from Halls, she now lives in Powell with her husband. She enjoys hiking and reading.

Internal Medicine Associates is located at 7744 Conner Road in Powell and is open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. To schedule an appointment, call 865-546-9751.

Internal Medicine Associates is a member of Summitt Medical Group, East Tennessee’s largest primary care organization. Visit and for more information.

Published February 11, 2020

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