HighPoint Health Partners Adds Necessary Primary Care Providers to Serve Sumner County


HighPoint Family Wellness includes primary care clinics across Gallatin, Gordonsville, and Carthage. Fairvue Family Wellness at Sumner Station is a HighPoint Health Partners clinic that has expanded both its clinic square footage and number of providers throughout 2023. As the cities of Gallatin and Hendersonville continue to grow, it is important to add more family medicine providers to care for local families. We welcome two of our newest providers, Dr. Doris Appiah and Dr. Adam James, both practicing at Fairvue Family Wellness at Sumner Station.

Doris Appiah, MD

Dr. Doris Appiah has joined Fairvue Family Wellness as a family medicine physician. The primary role of a family physician is preventative care, but she is also skilled in suturing, joint injections, headache and migraine care, and women’s health. She also treats diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, depression, ear infections, and more. Dr. Appiah is originally from Ghana, Africa, and is bilingual speaking both her native language, Twi, and English. She very much enjoys traveling, and she attended school and training in different regions from the Caribbean to New York.

“What patients can expect from coming to see me is a provider that genuinely cares, actively listens and is compassionate,” she said.
Dr. Appiah has an entrepreneurial background. She is the founder of the Medaakye Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing education and healthcare in rural areas of Ghana.

Adam James, MD

Dr. Adam James has also joined Fairvue Family Wellness. He is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in Smithville. Dr. James’s passion for medicine began as early as 8th grade after job shadowing his uncle, a local family medicine physician caring for the rural population. Dr. James stayed in the Tennessee area for undergraduate school attending Belmont University, and went to medical school at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine.

“When I got to my third year of medical school, during rotations I quickly noted that in whatever specialty I was currently in for that rotation, whether it be OBGYN, pediatrics, or internal medicine, there was a piece of it that I loved and liked,” said Dr. Adam James. “But when I got to my family medicine rotation, that’s when all the pieces finally came together, and I realized that this is what I’ve been looking for.”

Dr. James specializes in:

  • Preventative health and cancer screenings
  • LGBTQIA+ health
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Family planning
  • Migraine management
  • Treating and managing chronic disease such as Diabetes, Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia

Dr. Appiah and Dr. James, as well as other new providers at Fairvue Family Wellness, are accepting new patients. To learn more about each of these providers and to schedule an appointment, visit HighPointFamilyWellness.com or call 615.328.3400.


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