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"Direct Primary Care is healthcare simplified - without the clutter, and the intentional PROMOTION of one of our greatest passions - PEOPLE. It’s the removal of everything that distracts us from them. We identify the essential & eliminate the excess. It’s healthCARE De-cluttered. Healthcare. Edited. It’s where we pivot assuming responsibility, stewardship & transparency resulting in both positive patient, personal & professional change." - The Town Doctor®
Together we create meaningful impact for people, employees, neighborhoods, and ultimately for all of our communities.
Dr. Robert W. Steves III is passionate about your health, individualizing care, and exceeding your expectations. Exceptionally skilled, professional, and compassionate, he works continuously to update his medical knowledge. His commitment to primary care extends far beyond the walls of his practice, educating people on the benefits of wellness and prevention at every opportunity.
Dr. Steves, experience studying medicine in a 3rd World country, the urban Detroit area, the suburbs of New York, and most recently the growing Middle Tennessee area has provided him a depth of knowledge and broadened his experience in acute and preventative care. Over 20 years he has participated directly in all areas of family practice medicine, including administrative, insurance, and in the laboratory which has enabled him to have a well-rounded approach to medical and disease management. Extremely articulate, his natural teaching ability and experience commands an audience when educating and presenting to people, patients and the healthcare team.
Michael Patterson MS, PA-C is enthusiastic about people first primary & preventative care. Highly qualified & established, he has the gift of time to give, allowing him to get to know those he cares for well. Utilizing various communication channels, his ability to listen, share and educate on the various topics of wellness, disease prevention & management, he helps motivate and maximize ones overall health potential. He is a nationally certified physician assistant specializing in primary care. Born and raised in Tennessee, he completed his education and training locally. He is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants, and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants.
Michael’s clinical knowledge and experience includes providing both primary and acute care to people of all ages - littles, middles, teens and adults. Son of an old-fashioned family doctor, and president of his graduating class, Michael’s leadership ability is woven through the many areas he has spent time serving. His interest in missions includes time providing healthcare in underserved Appalachia, running a bus ministry to poverty-stricken areas, and teaching both youth & adults. In his free time, he enjoys music, camping, outdoor activities, sports and spending time with his extended family in nearby Mount Juliet. Michael brings the same attention to detail and focus required to maintain certification as an FAA pilot, dedication to his wife of 23 years and children as he does to serving & caring for you & your family.
The Town Doctor®is a direct care solution providing high quality, full-service medical and wellness care. Pull up a chair, or sit on the couch, and lets talk about your health, and how we can serve you. This means your membership will allow unhurried access, require no co-pays, and will include specified procedures at no additional cost. Need to reach us for an urgent issue on the weekend? No worries! Call and we'll do our best to help. The Town Doctor® merges old-fashioned service with modern healthcare, providing affordable, member-centered access to anyone that needs it. Our personal, and customized care membership keeps you in the center with:
We have chosen a different path. A path that changes everything, and one that puts YOU first. Our direct primary care pathway improves primary & coordination of care through exceptional value, and a customized experience built through relationships that is successfully harmonizing healthcare. Our Direct Primary Care Home is designed with you in mind. We've tailored our primary care services to make your experience as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, and hope that our attention to detail and desire to care for you well shines through each and every moment you need us.