Physician Profile: Dr. Bill Black
How many 5-year-olds announce they are going to be a doctor, one who delivers babies no less, and actually becomes an obstetrician?
Not many, most likely.
But that's exactly what Bill Black did.
"The whole time I was growing up I never lost sight of the fact that I wanted to be a doctor and deliver babies," said Dr. Black, an obstetrician/gynecologist with East TN OB/GYN and on staff at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.
Dr. Black was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and attended the University of Texas, earning a bachelor's degree in biology.
He attended medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio then moved east to complete internship and residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.
He practiced in Kentucky, before joining East Tennessee OB/GYN about six months ago.
"We have such a great team of OB/GYN specialists and Dr. Black was the perfect addition," stated Dawn Poythress, Director, MHHS Women's Center.
is very proficient in obstetrics and in women's health.
Morristown has seemed to be a perfect fit for Dr. Black
"The staff at MHHS is great, they are caring professionals that go above and beyond to ensure the patients' needs are met," said Dr. Black
"They are very knowledgeable and just a great bunch of nurses," added Dr. Black
"The technology at MHHS is great as well.
They have invested a lot into OB and Surgery equipment and always welcome physicians input on ways to improve.
It has been a pleasure for me to get to know the staff at East TN OB/GYN
and MHHS and to work with them," added Dr. Black
"Morristown is a great community to live and to work in and I am glad to call it home."
enjoys spending his
free time golfing, hiking and spending time with his
wife, Melanie and his
3 children, Scott, Lauren and Madison.
is accepting new patients.
Appointments may be made by calling (423) 586-2151.