Methodist Family Medicine Clinic Opens February 2023

Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health are proud to announce the opening of Methodist Family Medicine Clinic in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and welcome Dr. James Schindler to the medical team!

Methodist Family Medicine Clinic, a brand new practice in Anderson County, was opened to bring comprehensive medical care to the community so that patients can get excellent primary care when and where they need it – close to home. The practice is located at 200 New York Avenue in Westmall Medical Park in Suite 250. They are accepting new patients of all ages.

Methodist Family Medicine Clinic will also be the practice site of Covenant Health’s new medical residency program for those interested in practicing family medicine. Residents will become part of the patient’s care team and be supervised by a faculty physician. The residency program anticipates that the first doctors in training will begin July 2024.

Methodist Family Medicine Clinic Medical Team

James Schindler, MD, MPH of Methodist Family Medicine Clinic
James Schindler, MD, MPH

The healthcare team is led by board-certified family medicine physician James Schindler, MD, MPH. Dr. Schindler has nearly 40 years of medical experience in family medicine and previously practiced at Hamblen Primary Care in Morristown.

Dr. Schindler earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He went on to complete additional training by completing his family medicine residency at Contra Costa County Hospital in Martinez, California.

“Methodist Family Medicine Clinic expands family medicine care in the area, which is currently facing a shortage of providers. The clinic will play an important role in encouraging new family medicine physicians to stay in the area, which can further expand family medicine offerings in Oak Ridge and surrounding cities.”

Dr. Schindler specializes in family medicine, which is a branch of internal medicine that is able to treat patients of all ages with a deeper understanding of the patient’s medical history. It provides comprehensive, continuous care for the duration of a person’s life, such as diagnosing and treating acute illnesses, offering preventive care like immunizations and screening tests, and managing chronic illnesses.

Methodist Family Medicine Clinic

200 New York Avenue
Westmall Medical Park, Suite 250
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 835-5850
Fax: (865) 374-1115

Monday – Friday
8 AM – 5 PM
(Closed for lunch from 12-1 PM)


Methodist Family Medicine Clinic is part of Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health, an award-winning Tennessee healthcare delivery system serving 23 counties and committed to providing excellent care for our 2 million+ patients each year. We fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life in our region through comprehensive services at nearly 150 locations, including 10 hospitals; outpatient clinics; specialized behavioral, oncology and rehabilitation facilities; home care; physician practices, and community programs. With more than 11,000 employees, physicians and volunteers, Covenant Health is the area’s largest employer and has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer several times. Learn more at

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