Covenant Health Opens Claiborne Primary Care

Covenant Health is pleased to announce the opening of Claiborne Primary Care in New Tazewell, TN.

The practice joins Covenant Medical Group, a division of Covenant Health that employs and manages more than 150 physicians and 80 practice locations throughout the region.

About Claiborne Primary Care

Claiborne Primary Care
L-R: Nicole Shields, MD; Michael Stephens, PA-C; Beverly Ely, FNP-C

Claiborne Primary Care is the practice of board-certified family medicine physician Nicole Shields, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Shields is supported by family nurse practitioner Beverly Ely, FNP-C and physician assistant Michael Stephens, DMS, PA-C. Together, the providers bring more than 12 years of combined medical experience in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses.

The providers look forward to seeing patients at their office located at 424 N Broad Street in New Tazewell.

For more information visit or call (423) 259-5700

About Us

Claiborne Primary Care is part of Covenant Medical Group and Covenant Health, our region’s top performing healthcare network. We are a not-for-profit, community-owned health system headquartered in Knoxville with nine acute-care hospitals, 10,000 employees, and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Covenant Health is the only health system in East Tennessee to be named five times by Forbes as a Best Employer. Visit our website at to learn more. 

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