Dr. Edwards is originally from Charleston, SC. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado- Boulder, in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. She then moved back south and attended the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA, graduating with honors.
She met her husband, a TN native, while in medical school in Blacksburg. They moved to Knoxville to complete internship and residency training at the University of Tennessee. While in residency, they both fell in love with Knoxville and have decided to call it home.
Dr. Edwards enjoys all aspects of family medicine, but has special interests in women health and preventative medicine. She has an 18 month old daughter, 2 dogs and a cat and enjoys outdoor activities, cooking and enjoying the many activities Knoxville has to offer such as the Market Square Farmers Market.
Dr. Bessom is an Athens, Tennessee native who is excited to be returning home to practice medicine. He graduated from McMinn County High School and completed a bachelors degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, finishing Summa Cum Laude.
He received his Medical Degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and moved to Greenville, South Carolina with his wife to complete his internship in Family Medicine and residency in Internal Medicine. He has been working the past four years as an Internal Medicine Hospitalist and is board certified in Internal Medicine.
His primary interests are in chronic disease management such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, heart failure and COPD as well as cardiovascular risk reduction.
Having been in the hospital for four years, he is excited about establishing relationships with his patients and their families. Dr. Bessom and his wife (a pediatrician) have three beautiful children who are thrilled to be closer to their
grandparents. He enjoys anything associated with family time, church activities, music, reading, golfing, the Great Smoky Mountains and UT Football.