We wanted to provide an update to our patients regarding our office schedules during the coronavirus pandemic. Our office is open, and we are going to great lengths to keep well patients separated from sick patients while continuing to provide all of our patients with quality care. We are seeing well patients only in the mornings before 1 p.m. Sick patients are scheduled after 1 p.m. and are being thoroughly triaged in a designated area outside prior to entering the building. Everyone who enters our building, including employees, must have their temperature checked prior to entry. We want to assure you that we are taking every possible precaution to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. In addition to these precautions, our physicians are offering patients the option of telemedicine appointments when it is appropriate. This allows patients to have a virtual visit with their physician if they don’t feel comfortable getting out during this time. The article below from the Knoxville News-Sentinel provides more information about Telemedicine. Please call the office if you would like to schedule a telemedicine appointment.


Happy New Year from IMA!

We are open regular hours New Year’s Eve, and our After Hours Clinic is open tonight until 7!  The office will be closed tomorrow for New Year’s; however, the physician on call is always available for urgent medical needs by calling our office number:  (865)546-9751.  Summit Express Clinics in Powell, Fountain City and Farragut are also open on New Year’s Day 12:00 noon to 5 p.m.  Summit Express Clinic at Bearden is closed New Year’s Day.

Merry Christmas from IMA!  We will close today at 12 Noon and re-open on Thursday, December 26th.

All Summit Express Clinics are open until 4 today, and Summit Express Clinic in Bearden will be open Christmas Day Noon – 5 p.m.

                             Happy Halloween from IMA


Effective January 1, 2020, Summit Medical Group will no longer accept Cigna Healthspring insurance plansPlease note we will continue to participate with most other Cigna plans.  

We do participate in two other Medicare Advantage Plans:

  • Humana Gold Plus or Humana Choice                                                                  1-800-211-2356 (ext. 4703934) or humana-medicareadvantage.com
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage or BlueEssential                                 1-888-770-8840 or bcbst-medicare.com


Effective January 1, 2020, Summit Medical Group will no longer accept United Healthcare Dual Complete or Amerivantage Dual Complete insurance plans.  Please note we will continue to participate with most other UHC plans.

We do participate in two other Dual Eligible Special Need Plans (D-SNP):

  • Humana Gold Plus D-SNP                                                                                           1-800-211-2356 (ext. 4703934) Humana.com
  • BlueCare Plus of Tennessee                                                                                        1-888-413-9637 bluecareplus.bcbst.com


You can switch to one of these plans and continue to see your Summit provider in 2020.

How do you switch?

  • If you know the plan you want to select, contact the health plan directly.
  • If you are unsure, contact a health insurance agent for guidance.
  • For a free consultation with an independent health insurance agent, contact:
    • Senior Financial Group (an independent health insurance agent) 865-777-0153 or 800-677-0153 email:  info@sfgmedicare.com


2019 Flu Shot Clinics

Thursday, August 22

Thursday, September 12

Friday, September 27

Thursday, October 10

Thursday, October 24

between 8 am – 12 noon or 1 pm to 4 pm

CareNotify by HealthGrid

We are pleased to announce the launch of CareNotify by HealthGrid!  CareNotify allows patients to receive visit summaries from your physician via secure text messaging.  After your visit, you will receive a text message with a secure link to your visit summary.  When you access the link, you will be asked to enter your last name and date of birth in order to access the summary.  Please see the link below to Frequently Asked Questions for more details on CareNotify.  If you have additional questions, please give us a call, and we will be happy to address.


Join Tennessee Smokers Calling It Quits in 2018!

FREE Fit to Quit Smoking Cessation Program

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, causing 480,000 deaths each year. Smoking increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and impotence. Fit to Quit is a series of seven classes over a six-week period that provide the tools and support to stop smoking.

Talk to your physician about referring you to one of our classes today!

For details, call the Health Education Department at 865-212-2281 or email healthed@summithealthcare.com.

Free Diabetes Education

The American Diabetes Association is offering online education for people living with Type 2 Diabetes.  Click here for a link to the town hall educational series.

We are are excited to serve you in our new office at 7744 Conner Rd in Powell.

We are just behind the hospital at the corner of Conner and Dannaher.  If you haven’t been in yet, we look forward to seeing you soon.  Click here to read about our new convenient location on the Summit Medical Group website.

Five IMA physicians were named to Cityview Magazine’s Top Docs for 2017!

Congratulations to Dr. Allan, Dr. Bentley, Dr. Durbin, Dr. Mancebo and Dr. Vannoy! Read the full article here.


SMG Health Education Presents:

Diabetes Support Group

4th Thursday of every 3rd Month

 January, April, July and October

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

 Atrium Building
1225 East Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

 Room location will be posted inside the front doors. Watch for the sign.
Support group offers patients additional diabetes education.
Some topics have included healthy holiday eating and coping with diabetes.

No RSVP needed.

Standard Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare plans can be confusing.  Follow this link for some helpful information as you make decisions about your Medicare coverage: http://www.smghealthadvantage.com/issues/2014/october-2014/medicare-billing.aspx?SGUID=54241387-be43-4eb7-bfa0-a569a9636955

IMA is now performing DOT Physicals!

Call (865) 546-9751 for an appointment.

Follow My Health Patient Portal

Our user-friendly patient portal gives you immediate access to your health information, lab results, medication list and much more 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  You can also use the portal to send messages and appointment requests to your physician at your convenience.  To register for Follow My Health, just click on the link on our home page.  If you have any issues while signing up, contact the support line at 1-888-670-9775.

Extended Hours to Accommodate Your Schedule

Monday – Thursday: 7:15 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 noon

Dr. Vannoy spoke to a large group on September 24, 2013, at North Knoxville Medical Center during the Tennova Community Lectures Program.  The topic was “Feel Better, Live Better.”