Bristol Pediatric Associates announces partnership with HMG

Bristol Pediatric AssociatesBristol Pediatric Associates and Holston Medical Group announce their partnership, effective August 1, 2017. This partnership will allow Bristol Pediatric Associates to continue to provide quality care to their patients as part of the HMG Family of Care.

“HMG considers it an honor and privilege to partner with Dr. Makres and Bristol Pediatric Associates,” said Scott Fowler, MD, President and CEO of Holston Medical Group. “Dr. Makres and Dr. Hommel are excellent providers of pediatric care and the Bristol community has trusted them for the care of their children for over thirty-five years.”

Serving Bristol and the surrounding area since 1980, Dr. Thomas Makres has dedicated his life to the care of children. He is a native of Bristol and graduated from Tennessee High School in 1967. Dr. Jessica Hommel joined Dr. Makres in 2011 with a background in pediatric acute care. Their dedication to providing excellence in pediatric care has made Bristol Pediatric Associates a premier provider of pediatric care in the region.

Widely known for their quality of service and innovative approach to care, Bristol Pediatric Associates and HMG both share a vision of improving the quality and cost of healthcare through the use of technology and other healthcare innovations.

“We are pleased to announce this partnership with Holston Medical Group,” said Thomas Makres, MD. “We feel this will allow us to add new providers and continue to provide quality pediatric care which the community has come to expect from Bristol Pediatric Associates.”

As a part of the partnership, HMG pediatrician Cassie Hudson, DO, will be transitioning her practice from Sapling Grove to Bristol Pediatric Associates effective August 1, 2017.

“Dr. Hudson is a welcome addition to Bristol Pediatric Associates,” said Thomas Makres, MD. “I have been impressed by the compassionate care she provides and we look forward to adding her to the practice and working with her.”

HMG is an independent physician group which has provided multi-specialty care to the Tri-Cities since 1977. With over 150 healthcare providers, 800 employees, 16 locations, and 23 specialties and services, HMG serves nearly 200,000 patients in a 10 county area of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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