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Addiction Medicine Physician (Knoxville)


Cherokee Health Systems is seeking  an energetic and dedicated physician to join its growing addiction medicine practice, providing comprehensive outpatient care to patients with substance use disorders.  Work with a dynamic team of physicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, case managers and peer support specialists providing state of the art addiction care in a world-class facility.  The select physician will have the opportunity for leadership roles within the organization, academic appointments with local medical schools, and teaching residents and medical students.  Experience not necessary—will train the right candidate motivated to practice in this stimulating and rewarding field of medicine. 

Cherokee Health Systems, a non-profit health care delivery system serving East and West Tennessee, is a nationally recognized leader in the development and delivery of integrated services that treat both body and mind.  We provide a full array of primary care and behavioral health services to a diverse population of all ages.

Cherokee offers a progressive compensation and benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance; supplemental insurance; 401k; generous vacation and holiday pay; malpractice coverage; paid CME time.  This practice opportunity requires no call coverage or in-patient hospital rounds and is eligible for loan repayment under the National Health Service Corps program.


Residency trained in primary care, preventive medicine, or psychiatry - new graduates welcome. Tennessee State Medical License, Board Certified or Board Eligible, Addiction Medicine fellowship and/or board certification preferred, DEAnumber with buprenorphine waiver (will assist with waiver if needed)

About the Area

Knoxville, Tennessee is a family-friendly growing, dynamic area close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and home to the University of Tennessee. Knoxville’s close proximity to the beautiful Smoky Mountains provides outdoor enthusiasts with a wide range of activities including rafting, backpacking, hiking, etc.  In addition, Knoxville also offers a wide  array of cultural and entertainment choices including theater, symphony, great restaurants and sporting events. Knoxville has an active downtown with many activities throughout the year including farmer’s market, outdoor family friendly movie night, and ice skating.  In addition to the area’s natural beauty, history and cultural events, the area also boasts a low cost of living, booming real estate, great schools, and an expanding airport offering non-stop service to multiple destinations throughout the country. There is also the added bonus of zero state income tax!

For more information please contact Mark McGrail, MD Director of Addiction Medicine

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