MEET OUR PROVIDERS . . .


Jill McDowell-Newsome, M.D. (Dr. Jill)

Dr. Newsome attended medical school at the University of Tennesse-Memphis and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center-Knoxville.  She has been practicing in the field of pediatrics since 1997.  She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She is a Christian and is very active in her church's activities and ministries.  She enjoys traveling, biking, golfing and spending time with her family. Dr. Newsome and her family reside in the Seymour community.

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David Mendez, M.D. (Dr. Dave)

Dr. Mendez attended medical school at the University of South Carolina at Columbia and completed his pediatric residency at East Tennessee State University.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He has been practicing in the field of pediatrics since 2001.  He enjoys anything Disney, swimming and traveling with his family.  He is a Christian and is very active in his church.  Dr. Mendez and his family reside in the Seymour community.



Kristi Rutherford, C.P.N.P. (Miss Kristi)

Miss Kristi attended King University where she earned her Masters' in Nursing with a concentration on Pediatric Care. She is board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). She has been practicing in the field of pediatrics since 2009 as a RN and received her MSN in 2017. She enjoys relaxing in the sun, spending time with her family/friends and her fur baby, Nessie. She is an avid Alabama football fan (Roll Tide) and never shy's away from a friendly competition. Kristi also holds Christian values and resides in Knoxville.