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HIPnation is Available in Tennessee

Atlanta, GA–HIPnation has expanded into four areas in Tennessee: Chattanooga, Franklin, Hendersonville, and Nashville.

Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers founded the Essence of Health Wellness Clinic in Chattanooga, TN in 2019 so that she could combine her deep knowledge of medicine, plant-based nutrition, and athletic training to provide comprehensive primary care to her patients using a Direct Primary Care Model. Having practiced a plant based-diet for over 15 years and over the past 4 years, a vegan diet,  Dr. Shayla Toombs-Withers has strived to incorporate her lifestyle into educating her patients in how to improve and overcome their chronic diseases. Her basis for health are in line with two of her favorite quotes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and “let food be thy medicine.” Dr. Toombs-Withers see patients of all ages.

Rob Tomsett PA-C has over 35 years of experience in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Flight Medicine and Pain Management. With GracePointe Healthcare in Franklin, TN, he hopes people appreciate his desire to give good, old-fashioned medical care mixed with modern medical know-how. He’s experienced in travel medicine and has travelled extensively around the world including mission trips; two to Mexico and one to Africa. Rob sees patients 3 months and up. Medical care is provided by Rob Tomsett PA-C under the supervision of Dr. Ted Leichner.

Dr. Dawn Linn started Rapha Family Wellness, located in Hendersonville, TN in 2013. After completing her medical training from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, she went on to Jackson, TN, to complete a residency in family medicine through the University of Tennessee. Dr. Linn is active in her community and sits on several local boards including the Rotary Foundation, Young Life, Children are People, and HolidayFest. Dr. Linn sees patients ages 5 and up.

Dr. Fernando Dorrego practices out of Nashville, TN. He graduated medical school from Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas de Santiago de Cuba (Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Santiago de Cuba) in 1999, having almost 20 years of diverse experience, especially in Primary Care. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City. Prior to that he completed a residency in Cuba at Facultad de Ciencias Medicas Celia Sanchez Manduley (Faculty of Medical Sciences “Celia Sanchez Manduley”) in Holguin, Cuba. Dr. Dorrego sees patients 18 and older.