About Primary Care of Tennessee

Our Mission And Philosophy

We strive to facilitate and elevate the health of our community’s families. Primary Care of Tennessee join you in raising healthy families through education, application of modern and experienced healthcare principals and having a true relationship with families.


We offer a 24 Hour Nurse Line and an NP on-call service to all of our patients.

Primary Care Staff

Diane B. Knights, Family Nurse Practitioner – FNP-BC, NP-C


Board Certifications

Board Certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center

Board Certified by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Licensed Registered Nurse



Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Business, Health Administration



Middle Tennessee State University, TN

Saint Joseph’s College, New York

SUNY Farmingdale, New York

Family Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area such as Family Practice. Family Practice (NPs) can provide regular health care for the entire family.

Family Nurse Practitioners have a master’s degree in nursing (MS/MSN) and are Board Certified. Family Nurse Practitioners can:


  • Document health history and perform a physical exam
  • Plan care with families, parents and patients
  • Perform tests and procedures
  • Answer questions about health problems
  • Treat common illnesses
  • Assist with chronic illnesses treatments
  • Change the plan of care as needed
  • Teach families about the effects of illnesses
  • Teach families about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Write prescriptions
  • Order medical tests
  • Teach other health care members and local groups about health care
  • Provide referrals to community groups


NPs maintain close working relationships with doctors and consult them as needed. NPs are licensed in all 50 states and can dispense most medications. Many people feel that NPs spend more time with their patients. Experts who study NPs report that their training emphasizes disease prevention, reduction of health risks, and thorough patient education.


Like doctors, NPs are involved in more than just direct patient care. Many participate in education, research, and legislative activities to improve the quality of health care in the United States.


NPs can deliver much of the health care families require, consulting doctors and specialists as necessary. Educating families about normal growth and development is a big part of the NP's role.


Office: (865) 200-4101

Fax: (865) 200-4039


11509 Hardin Valley Road, Suite 103

Knoxville, TN 37932


Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

Pediatric After Hours Clinic: 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Extended Hours Available


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