Medical practice changes focus to ‘Wellness’

MD Weightloss & Wellness Center, located in the Farragut Medical Building at 11416 Grigsby Chapel Road Suite 102, has rebranded and shifted the focus of its practice.

Its owners, Dr. Dennis R. King and wife, Mary J. King, RN and family nurse practitioner, returned to family practice and changed the name to MD Wellness Center.

“We dropped the ‘Weightloss,’” Mary said of the sign and business name during a recent Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce-hosted mini re-opening ribbon cutting.

Both Dennis and Mary have been in the medical field for more than 25 years. Dennis was a family physician before the couple opened what is now MD Wellness Center in November 2019.

However, “We had so many requests to do primary care — and that’s what we’ve done all these years anyway — that we decided to re-focus on primary care,” Dennis said, but added they would continue assisting patients with weightloss, seeing “obesity is an epidemic in this country.”

The center also offers men’s and women’s programs and provides lab testing.

The coronavirus pandemic also served as a catalyst in their re-focus since Tennessee Department of Health reached out to centers, such as theirs, asking them if they would be willing to administer a COVID-19 vaccine if one is approved. The Kings agreed to serve as a vaccination center.

“We also got a contract to evaluate veterans and active military service members for disability assessment,” Dennis said

“We’re broadening our approach to primary care,” he added. “I think it will be more useful to do primary care.”

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