Holston Medical Group (HMG) is pleased to welcome two new physicians and a family nurse practitioner to the HMG Family of Care. Kevin Metzger, DO a primary care and sports medicine physician, will join HMG Primary Care in Johnson City, Lauren Stout, MD, will join Bristol Pediatric Associates, and family nurse practitioner, Jaima Pennington, will join HMG Primary Care at Medical Plaza. All three providers will begin seeing patients on July 20, 2020.
Dr. Kevin Metzger took an interest in science and sports early on in life and knew he wanted to find a way to incorporate both into his career. Throughout his time in high school, Dr. Metzger experienced football injuries that ultimately introduced and led him to learn more about the sports medicine world. He says, “During residency, I worked with many sports medicine physicians in the area. With experience and knowledge in primary care and sports medicine, I wanted to be able to pursue both and that’s when I noticed the model that HMG had created for their sports medicine physicians.”
Dr. Lauren Stout has a passion caring for pediatric patients, “I enjoy making lifelong relationships with families, it is important that they are comfortable with me and the care that I am providing their children.” While Dr. Stout looks forward to assisting with everything from well-visits, sick-visits and vaccinations, she has a specific passion for helping children with asthma, ADHD, and providing education and care that is specific to teens and young adults.
Family nurse practitioner, Jaima Pennington, has been a hospitalist for the last 15 years. While she enjoyed the fast-paced environment, she is excited to transition into family medicine and begin developing a trusted relationship with her patients. She says, “the teaching moments are what I look forward to, there is so much that people are not taught when it comes to their health. I want to help teach patients what I know, so they can make realistic, positive changes that will ultimately help them be the best versions of themselves.”
Holston Medical Group is a physician-owned independent group offering multi-specialty care for the whole family across 7 counties in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. For more information on the above providers or to become an HMG patient, call 877-464-1213.