Dr. Michelle S. Val Joins Mountain Medical

October 31, 2016

Southern Tennessee Reginal Health System today announced that Michelle S. Val, MD is joining its staff and will be offering family medicine services to patients in the Franklin and Grundy Count area.  Dr. Val brings a number of years of clinical experience and work experience in the military health system to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) and is one of many new physicians to join the hospital’s medical staff.   

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Val joining our medical team, “ said Rob Followell, hospital CEO.  “Her experience as a family practice physician along with her clinic management knowledge will enhance the growth of primary care coverage in the area.  The expansion of providers at the Mountain Medical Clinic is confirmation of our commitment to making communities healthier.”

Dr. Val joins Mountain Medical Clinic from the Joel Health Clinic at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she was officer in charge.  She was responsible for the overall leadership of a fifteen provider primary care clinic, which provided acute care, chronic care, preventive services and minor procedures, and more.  Dr. Val also worked at Reynolds Army Community Hospital in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma for a number of years in family medicine as a physician and in leadership roles. 

Val was awarded a Bronze Star for her service in Joint Base Balad, Iraq.  She served one year as Brigade Surgeon for the 555 Engineer Brigade where she was responsible for medical readiness, as well as acute and chronic medical care, of a deployed Engineer Brigade.

Services provided will cover a wide spectrum of standard practices for a family physician including well child care, along with immunizations and school physicals, diagnostic and preventive screenings, acute illnesses and injuries for all ages, management of chronic medical conditions, and minor procedures such as skin biopsies, cyst removal, repair of lacerations, and more.  Dr. Val provides women’s healthcare including breast and pelvic exams, pap smears and contraceptive management which will broaden the scope of services available at the clinic.

Dr. Val completed her undergraduate studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and received her medical degree from Temple University of School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in family medicine at B. Martin Army Community Hospital in Fort Benning, Georgia. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.