Celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary

Arthritis Consultants of East Tennessee is excited to be celebrating our one-year anniversary this month. We are extremely grateful to all of our patients and the entire community for their continued trust and support, allowing us to live out our mission each and every day –

“We strive to enrich the lives of our patients by supporting their health and well-being through compassionate, patient-centered care.”

Dr. Michael Watterson feels blessed at reaching this milestone of the Practice. “It is so exciting to see the progress and growth of our clinic over the past year, especially given the virus pandemic that has significantly impacted all of us. I am so proud of our great team which cares deeply for our patients each day. I couldn’t ask for a better group.”

Dr. Watterson and his wife Julie, who is an RN, spent months preparing for the Practice’s grand-opening last March. ” What a thrilling process to build a new private Rheumatology practice from the ground up” states Julie.  ” It is a blessing to be able to serve those struggling with rheumatologic and autoimmune disorders with an amazing, gifted team in a beautiful new office.”

ACET offers full Rheumatology care, including on-site X-Ray, blood work, and Infusions. We believe that to meet our mission, it is critical to begin the process of diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible. To that end, it is our promise to provide new patient appointments within two weeks of initial contact. “The biggest complaint I hear when visiting the offices of referring physicians is the huge wait times for a patient appointment in other Rheumatology practices. They are so thankful for our commitment to getting new patients seen within days, not months,” shares Sarah Brown, Office Manager.

Dr. Watterson continues. “I am also very thankful to my area colleagues referring their patients to me. I am humbled and honored to work alongside them in their patients’ care.”

As the Practice continues to grow and add new providers, our core principle of providing compassionate, patient-centered care will not waiver. We join each of you as together we look forward to a safe and more prosperous 2021.


Arthritis Consultants of East Tennessee specializes in rheumatologic care, which is the practice of assessing joints, muscles, and bones for pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity. Contact us or call 865-503-2001 today to find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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