Jimmy L. Hawkins, M.D., Physician and Managing Partner

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A lifelong Tennessean, Dr. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Science from University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He went on to receive his medical degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He returned to Knoxville to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he served as chief resident. He joined Tennessee Center for Internal Medicine in 2004.

Dr. Hawkins and his wife, Elizabeth, have a son and a daughter. In his free time, he enjoys running, snow skiing, and cheering on the Vols.

Accepting new patients: Commercial Insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage


Preventive care is the hallmark of internal medicine, and often results in long-term cost savings on health care. In order to help our patients avoid preventable and costly illness, we offer routine exams, screenings and immunizations including annual flu shots.


As primary care physicians, we are expertly equipped to diagnose and treat a host of medical conditions from the simple to the complex. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with on-site diagnostic equipment such as EKG (electrocardiogram heart monitor), X-ray, pulmonary function testing, and audiometry (for hearing testing).

Coordinated care

One of the jobs of a primary care physician is to coordinate patient care. We use Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to keep comprehensive charts for each patient, including records received from other physicians, clinics and hospitals. It makes complete patient information accessible right in the examination room, enabling our physicians to make informed diagnosis and treatment decisions. Additionally, we use e-prescribing to speed up the prescription process and reduce medication errors.