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Eric D. Parks, MD

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Eric D. Parks, MD

Sports Medicine

Born and raised in Knoxville, Dr. Eric Parks received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from East Tennessee State University. He completed his residency in Family Medicine with the University of Tennessee at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, where he served as Chief resident. In 2009, Dr. Parks completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Throughout his training, Dr. Parks served as team physician for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, University of West Alabama, several high schools, as well as on the medical staff for the Knoxville and Mercedes marathons, NCAA Division I- AA football national championship games, Junior Golden Glove boxing circuit, and Southern Conference tournaments.

He currently serves as team physician at Tusculum College and Sullivan Central High School.

As a sports medicine physician, Dr. Parks treats patients of all activity levels – from the weekend warrior to the competitive athlete and those who simply long to return to their hobbies – helping them to maintain healthy, active lifestyles.

After working with the physicians of Watauga Orthopaedics while in medical school, Dr. Parks returned to the Tri-Cities and joined the practice in 2009. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. Parks is dedicated to the nonsurgical treatment of sports injuries, overuse conditions, arthritis, and fractures. He specializes in the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and interventional care as well as the use of regenerative treatments such as platelet rich plasma (PRP) for overuse and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr. Parks lives in Kingsport with his wife and their 5 kids. He’s an avid runner, having completed several marathons, enjoys snow skiing, and is an active member at their church.