Dayspring Family Health Center is a not-for-profit community health center that is founded on the belief that everyone should access to affordable quality health care. We are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive medical care in a fair and gentle manner.
We regard a community as healthy when its members
- begin life with hope
- experience life with joy
- and end life with dignity
We are convinced that many health problems have community causes and community solutions. Therefore, our ultimate purpose is to promote the full health- physical, spiritual, mental and economic - of the communites we serve.
The professional staff of the health center by design consists of individuals whose lives are centered and empowered by Jesus as Savior, Lord, and Example. We come from various faith traditions--Catholic and Protestant. We are learning the crucial art of valuing the strengths and respecting the distinctions of each one’s way of experiencing Christian faith. We, together with our families, seek to live out Jesus’ gospel by living among and caring, in particular, for poor individuals and families. We are grateful to the health center’s board of directors for affirming this resolve. We value greatly our special partnership with the many members of the support staff for whom work with Dayspring is ‘ministry’.
Hours: M-F 8:30-5,
Saturday 9-12 AM
Geogy Thomas, MD
Natalie King, MD
Allison Branam, PA-C
Natalie Wilbanks, PA-C
Cathy Suto, MD
The communities we serve are nestled on the Cumberland Plateau, not far from the Cumberland Gap and its rich history. There are ample hiking and biking opportunities, numerous waterfalls and plenty of places to rejuvenate in nature. Some of our favorite nearby places are Indian Mountain State Park (which is right here in Jellico), Cumberland Falls State Park, and the Big South Fork National Recreation Area. There are many road and trail races in our area for those who need to keep up their competitive edge. The Cumberland River and Lake Norris offer boating and kayaking opportunities and the trails of Royal Blue offer off-roading adventures.
We are about an hour away from Knoxville and its cultural and recreational offerings, including Market Square, the Tennessee Theatre, the Knoxville Zoo, and the University of Tennessee. In between us and Knoxville are Lake Norris, Norris Dam State Park, the Museum of Appalachia, and the unique antique shops of Clinton. A little further away, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park lies in all its grandeur.
About 40 minutes north of us, the small city of Corbin offers some unique restaurants and more shopping than our little town of Jellico. Along the way up to Lexington, which is about an hour and a half away, there is the lovely town of Berea with its artist and craftsman venues.
Be sure to ask us about our favorite adventures when you come for a visit!