Dr. Miller is a Unicoi County native. He lives in Unicoi with his wife of 25 years, Heather, and their children, Olivia and Carson. He is an active member of Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church.
Dr. Miller graduated from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine-University of Pikeville in 2003. He completed an internship and residency at Norton Community Hospital in Norton, Virginia in May 2006. In August 2006, he opened Unaka Internal Medicine, LLC in Erwin. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine.
Dr. Miller is currently the Medical Director of Governor's Bend Assisted Living. He also has a special interest in hospice care and is the Medical Director of Avalon Hospice in Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol. He is also a board-member of AnewCare Collaborative, an Accountable Care Organization that is focused on providing quality and affordable care to the region's Medicare members.
Whitley is an Erwin native and she joined our team in April 2018. Her previous experience in nursing includes being a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, TN for three years. To further her career in nursing, she went to King University and obtained a Master's of Science in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by ANCC. Before receiving her BSN from East Tennessee State University in December 2014, she graduated from ETSU in May 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science. While pursuing that degree, she was a student athlete playing softball for four years as an ETSU Buccaneer. Whitley is married to her husband, Trey, who has chosen a career in nursing as well.
Laura is a native of East Tennessee and has lived in Unicoi County for 17 years. Laura's nursing education began when she became a LPN in 2001 from Ivy Tech Community College in Richmond, IN. She obtained a BSN in 2015 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2018 from ETSU. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurse Credentialing Center and joined our practice in June of 2019. Laura is passionate about building relationships in order to provide personalized and compassionate care.
Laura's nursing experience includes primary care, school nursing, 23 hour observation, ICU-Step Down and ER. While obtaining her MSN, she enjoyed teaching nursing students at ETSU in the Simulation Lab. Laura is a proud member of the ANA, TNA and the NETNPA.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and best friend, Charles, and their five beautiful children, singing in church, listening to podcasts and traveling.