TN River Medicine


Physicians & Staff


Melinda Church, APN, NP-C

Lead Clinician

With over 20 years experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Melinda Church brings a wealth of knowledge to TN River Medicine. Melinda has extensive experience with chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer and has worked in various settings including family, internal and military medicine. Melinda also performs procedures such as: trigger point and joint injections, mole and lesion removal, annual examinations for men, women and children, and school & sports physicals for children of all ages. Melinda brings the latest findings in medical treatment to TN River Medicine and provides competent, professional, and compassionate health care to patients of all ages.

 Robert Hoyt, Jr, MD

Dr. Hoyt, Jr. is a graduate of Drexel (Hahnemann) University Medical School in Philadelphia. He is originally from Pennsylvania and attended undergraduate school at the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Hoyt completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Charles S. Wilson Hospital in Binghamton, NY and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Following his residency he served on active duty with the US Public Health Service at the Rosebud Indian Hospital in South Dakota. Dr. Hoyt has practiced medicine in Tennessee for the past twenty five years.  He joined TN River Medicine in early 2012.




TN River Family Medicine

7220 Wellington Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: (865) 330.7777

Fax: (865) 330.9977

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm


TN River Family Medicine & 


259 North Peters Rd. Ste 103

Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: (865) 690.1255

Fax: (865) 690.4583

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm

Spa Only: Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm


TN River Family Medicine & 

Wellness Center

7545 Barnett Way

Powell, TN 37849

Phone: (865)246.1055

Fax: (865)938.2200

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm



TN River Family Medicine &

Urgent Care

2602 US Hwy 411 South Ste 101/102

Maryville, TN 37801

Phone: (865) 238.9045

Fax: (865) 238.9109

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-5pm


Shannon Blevins, FNP-BC

Before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner Shannon graduated Carson Newman with a Bachelor's in Nutrition & Foods. From there she attended UTK and gained her Masters in School Counseling in 2000. After 8 years as a School Counselor at Karns High School she enrolled in the University of Tennessee. UT is where she received her MSN in Nursing in 2010 . She came to TN River Medicine in June 2011.  In her free time Shannon enjoys spending her time traveling, shopping, and relaxing with her husband, three year old son as well as their three cats.

At TN River Medicine we specialize in injuries. We will see all medical illnesses, school, DOT, & pre-employment physicals, medical emergencies, Occupational Health & workman's comp, etc.

 Please feel free to call with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We look

 forward to hearing from and serving you. 

TN River Medicine welcomes visiting physicians, preceptors,

medical students and volunteers.

**We accept most insurances and all major credit cards.**

Our Staff


Tina Smith, Director



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Meet Our Providers

TN River Medicine is proud to have Medical Doctor Robert H. Hoyt Jr., MD, three Nurse Practitioners Melinda Church, APN, NP-C; Shannon Blevins, FNP-BC and Trina Lannom, APN, NP-C as well as one Physician's Assistant Lorie Bateman-Rothgeb, PA-C.