Internal and Primary Care Office Expanding

December 26, 2019

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Winchester (STRHS- Winchester) is pleased to announce the expansion and relocation of Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists to better serve the growing healthcare needs of the community.  To accommodate its growth and to make its office even more convenient, the clinic will be moving to 2006 Dinah Shore Blvd., Decherd, TN.  The new location is currently undergoing a total renovation and is scheduled to be complete by early spring of 2020.  The Decherd location will be home to Dr. Christopher M. Murray and Dr. Olan B. Kemp.

“We are very excited to bring primary care to a location that creates an easy access point for our patients,” said Cliff Wilson, CEO of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee.  “The new Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists location in Decherd on Dinah Shore Boulevard is being completely renovated through a partnership with local developer Herschel Wells and general contractor Blue Oak Projects.  The new practice will be staffed by two board certified physicians who are committed to each patient and their healthcare needs, Dr. Chris Murray and Dr. Olan Kemp.  These physicians are great assets to our community and both are very excited about the new location and the opportunity to further our mission of making communities healthier.”

Dr. Chris Murray received his undergraduate degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.  He received his medical degree from Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee and completed his residency in internal medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan (MSU).   

Dr. Murray offers a wide range of adult healthcare services including chronic disease management, diabetes management, preventive care of the elderly, hypertension management, weight loss management and counseling, COPD and asthma management, rheumatologic evaluation, thyroid disorders, osteopathic manipulative therapy, annual wellness exams, and more.

Dr. Olan Kemp will be joining Dr. Murray at the new location in 2020.  Dr. Kemp offers a wide range of adult healthcare needs including primary care management, diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, COPD/Asthma, Thyroid DX, acute illness, Medicare wellness exams, chronic disease management (non-pain management), migraines and more. 

Dr. Kemp joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee from Alvin C. York VA Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN.  Before Alvin C. York VA Medical Center, he was a family physician in Tullahoma, Decherd, and Fort Polk, LA.  Dr. Kemp was also a hospitalist in Cookeville, TN and a research assistant at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.  Additionally, Dr. Kemp attained rank of Major in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.

Dr. Kemp graduated from University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis is  1989. He completed his residency at DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Dr. Kemp is a member of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians, American Board of Family Medicine, and American Academy of Family Physicians.   

Dr. Chris Murray and Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists is currently located at 186 Hospital Rd, Ste. 200.  For additional information about Dr. Murray or to make an appointment, call 931.967.0931.

Until renovations of the new location are complete, Dr. Kemp will begin seeing patients at First Choice Health Tullahoma at 100 Hunters Lane, Tullahoma, TN on January 13, 2020.  To schedule an appointment, call 931.455.4616. 

About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg.  The system has 382 licensed beds, more than 300 affiliated physicians, 1,250 employees, and serves more than 160,000 people in rural communities in the region.  The Winchester campus provides inpatient and outpatient services to Franklin County and the surrounding area at its 131-bed acute care facility and physician practices. For more information, visit http://southerntennessee.com.