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    Meet Our PRoviders

    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

    The staff is so friendly and kind! I feel very invited and loved. I really like that my practitioner listens to me.

    – Chris R.

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    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.


    702 Sherrill Street
    Union City, TN 38261

    Phone: 731.885.8884

    Fax: 731.599.9713


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    7AM - 5PM


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