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    About

    Scroll down to discover more about what makes us tick as well as to read more about why we should be your first and last stop for primary care.

    OUR MISSION

    Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical care to people of all ages. Our passion for care is primary-where our providers and patients form trusting relationships and our team works together to deliver personalized medical care in Union City, TN and the surrounding areas. We’re happy when you’re healthy!

    OUR VISION

    The vision of Premier Primary Care is to be one of the leading primary care health providers in our area, expanding our services to reach additional communities. We want to lead in the evolution of healthcare and enable every member of the surrounding communities we serve to enjoy a better, healthier life.

    OUR VALUE STATEMENTS

    Our work is guided by key values and our relationship with our patients:

    The patient always comes first. We are dedicated to patient care.

    We treat each person with respect and dignity.

    We are compassionate listeners. We hear the issues of our patients, respect them, and do everything in our power to help.

    We provide patient-centered service. People who come to our clinic can expect polite and helpful staff members who relate to each person as an individual.

    We keep ourselves well educated so that we can apply new developments in our fields. We use innovative approaches to health care and customer service.

    Dignity

    We value the dignity of human life, which is sacred and deserving of respect and fairness.

    Compassionate Care

    We value compassionate care, treating those we serve and one another like family through professionalism, concern and kindness, exceeding expectations.

    Community

    We value meeting the vital responsibilities in the community we serve and take a leadership role in enhancing the quality of life and health, striving to reduce the incidence of illness through clinical services, education and prevention.

    Quality

    We value quality and strive for excellence in all we do, working together collaboratively as the power of our combined efforts exceeds what each of us can accomplish alone.

    Stewardship

    We value trustworthy stewardship and adherence to the highest ethical standards that justify public trust and protect what is of value to the system- its human resources, material and financial assets.

    Meet the Team

    Get To Know The Person Behind The Face.

    James T. Batey, MD

    I began my career as a doctor in 1990 in Jackson, TN. I came to Union City 20 years ago and practiced in a successful primary care group of 6 physicians. I began working at Premier Primary Care in 2015. I enjoy working in this family atmosphere.

    Education and Continuing Education
    • B.S. Chemistry – Cum Laude – Middle Tennessee State University
    • Family Medicine – University of Tennessee Memphis
    Outside the Office

    My wife Tracy and I have been married since 1991.  We have 2 children and enjoy watching them participate in sports and band.  In my free time, I enjoy bicycling, motorcycling.

    Brenda Dexter, DNP, FNP-C

    I am a Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy Nurse Credentialing Center, and licensed by the state of Tennessee to provide family-centered healthcare to patients of all ages. I began my career in healthcare in high 

    Education and Continuing Education
    • Bachelors of Science in Nursing – University of Tennessee at Martin
    • Masters of Sciences in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner- Indiana State University
    • Doctorate of Nursing Practice – Frontier University
    Professional Affiliations
    • Sigma Theta Tau- Nursing Honors Society
    • Gamma Beta Phi- Scholastic Honor Society
    Outside the Office

    Outside of work I enjoy reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.

    Emily Miller, APN-BC

    I started my practice in Dyersburg, TN with the Dyersburg Clinic Corp in 2009. In 2013, I was given the honor to return home and join long time physician Dr. Grover Schleifer. I practiced with him until his retirement in 2016. At that time, I was given the honor to

    Education and Continuing Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Tennessee Martin 
    • Master of Science in Nursing – Union University 
    Professional Affiliations
    • Tennessee Nurses Association 
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Pi Tau Chapter
    Outside the Office

    I was born and raised in Union City, TN. 

    My husband, Wes, and I have been married for 14 years. We have three dogs.  We also have nephews, nieces, and other special kids we love spending time with. We are members of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. 

    I enjoy spending my free time working out, and have been blessed enough to train and complete three half marathons. I enjoy traveling, antiquing, and spending time with my family. 

    Rita Koon FNP-BC
    Rita Koon, MSN, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner, board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Rita began her nursing career in 1995 and has been a family nurse practitioner since 2009. Her previous experience includes work in urgent care clinics and family
    Education and Continuing Education
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Union University – Jackson, TN 
    • Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner – Union University – Jackson, TN
    Outside the Office

    Rita grew up in Gibson County and now resides in Martin, TN. She is married with two adult children, one grandson, and two “fur babies”.  She is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Martin. She enjoys college football, especially the TN Volunteers, yoga, and spending quality time with her family and friends

    Mariah Upchurch, LPN

    Mariah is one of our nurses. She has been with us since November of 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. 

    Katy Logan, LPN

    Katy is one of our nurses. She has been with us since October of 2016. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, Tucker. She also enjoys photography, playing the guitar, singing, and being with her family. 

    Amanda Owens, LPN

    Amanda is one of our nurses. She just recently joined our team in February of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband,their two boys, Colton and Callon, and their fur baby. She also enjoys being outdoors, watching her sons baseball games, and spending time with family.

    Olivia Nichols, MA

    Olivia is one of our Medical Assistants. She has been with us since January of 2017. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Heidi. She also enjoys spending time with her family and dog. 

    Tina Wright 

    Practice Manager

    Tina is our Practice Manager here at Premier Primary Care. She has been with us since we opened in March of 2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, shopping, and baking. 

    Sadye Trout

    Administrative Assistant

    Sadye is our Administrative Assistant. She has been with us since February of 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters Paisley Claire and Parker Kate. She also enjoys traveling, shopping, and spending time with family.

    Baylie Boucher

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Baylie is one of our Scheduling Coordinators.  She has been with us since January of 2019.  In her free time, she enjoys crafting and being outdoors.  She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

    Brooke Dunn

    Scheduling Coordinator

    Brooke is one of our Scheduling Coordinators. She has been with us since December of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, Ryley, Stella, and Mattie. She also enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

    Alicia Wheelis

    Referral Coordinator

    Alicia takes care of our referrals and medical records. She has been with us since 2016. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two children Gavin and Katelyn. She also enjoys gardening, baking, and spending time with family. 

    Melissa Terrett

    LabCorp

    Melissa is an employee of Lap Corp. She has been with them for 6 years. Melissa enjoys gardening, traveling, and spending time with her granddaughter.

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    CONTACT INFO


    702 Sherrill Street
    Union City, TN 38261

    Phone: 731.885.8884

    Fax: 731.599.9713

    BUSINESS HOURS


    Monday - Thursday:
    7AM - 5PM

    Friday:
    7AM - 12PM

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