Support Groups

Community Wellness

  • The Community Wellness group meets monthly on the 4th Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Doctor's Dining room on the Athens campus.  The programs feature various healthcare topics presented by local providers and community leaders. For information, contact Blake McCaslin at 423-744-3269 or

Diabetes Support Group

  • Meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Doctor's Dining Room. Meetings are open to those with diabetes or family members and caregivers. Contact Milli Tallent, RN, CDE, for more information at 423-744-3249

The Joint Approach

  • The Joint Approach Class is a free comprehensive education program for patients planning or considering elective joint replacement surgery.  The class guides you through the entire process from pre-surgery readiness to post-surgery rehabilitation.  The Joint Approach team includes health care providers who will care for you throughout your surgical experience and help you return to your normal lifestyle. Joint Approach Class will be held at the Athens campus on the fourth Monday of each month.  For questions or to register, please call (423) 744-3363.