Penny Welker, NP, Joins Tennova Medical Group

Certified family nurse practitioner is accepting new patients at Tennova Primary Care – Jefferson

Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Penny Welker, NP, to Tennova Primary Care – Jefferson. She is accepting new patients at her office at 1004 North Highway, Suites B and C, Jefferson City. Same-day appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, call (865) 647-3400. 

As a certified nurse practitioner, Welker specializes in caring for men, women and children of all ages. She offers well checks, sick visits, immunizations and women’s health screenings. She has a special interest in management of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol as well as weight management. Welker is also certified by the U.S. Department of Transportation and is qualified to perform physical exams and complete certificates for commercial drivers. 

Welker has been serving patients and families in the East Tennessee region, including Jefferson and Hamblen counties, for more than 20 years. She began her healthcare career as a paramedic in the Lakeway area. Welker earned her master’s degree in nursing from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN; and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA.

“I am very excited about joining Tennova,” Welker said. “I am passionate about instructing individuals, families and other groups on health and wellness topics. I am also dedicated to providing my patients with personalized care and helping them reach their optimum level of health.”

Tennova Healthcare offers preventive, diagnostic and treatment services at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, North Knoxville Medical Center, Turkey Creek Medical Center, LaFollette Medical Center and Newport Medical Center. With more than 200 primary care physicians working in collaboration with other medical specialists at multiple locations across the region, the health system is dedicated to offering quality care for every member of the family — close to home.