Williamson Medical Group Expands GI Department
September 28, 2020
Williamson Medical Group Expands Gastroenterology Department With Addition of New Physician and Endoscopic Imaging Technology
Williamson Medical Center (WMC) is welcoming a new gastroenterologist, Eric Sumner, M.D., to Williamson Medical Group (WMG). Sumner brings more than 10 years of GI experience to WMG including a specialty in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), an endoscopic imaging technology recently provided to the hospital by the Williamson Medical Center Foundation. He joins Elizabeth Lindsey, M.D. on the WMG GI team located on the WMC campus.
Sumner is board certified in gastroenterology. He received a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia before completing his internship, residency, chief residency and GI fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
“As the region’s growing healthcare leader, Williamson Medical Center continues to attract best-in-class talent,” said health system CEO Donald Webb. “Dr. Sumner brings a wealth of experience and specialties to WMC that further enhance the services we provide to our community. We are proud to welcome him to the WMG team.”
Sumner’s expertise includes a specialization in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), a minimally-invasive procedure utilizing high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of the digestive tract, chest and nearby organs. The EUS imaging technology was purchased and provided to WMC this summer by the WMC Foundation, a donation valued at $500,000.
“Our foundation exists to raise funds that can enable Williamson Medical Center to provide world-class healthcare services to our community,” said Steve Smith, executive director of the WMC Foundation. “We are proud to have been able to purchase this new equipment and help the hospital attract Dr. Sumner to WMC.”
“EUS has become one of the most accurate imaging procedures supporting the comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis of GI tumors,” said Sumner. “I’m very much looking forward to enhancing WMG’s GI and cancer services by offering this new technology in-house at WMC for the first time.”
Dr. Sumner’s office is located on the Williamson Medical Center campus in the Physicians Plaza at 100 Covey Drive, Suite 304 in Franklin. He is currently accepting new patients, and appointments can be made online by visiting WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org/GI, or by calling (615) 435-7979.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER
Williamson Medical Center is a 203-bed hospital and health system offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to Williamson Medical. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes over 35 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit www.WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL GROUP
Williamson Medical Group is a family of physicians and mid-level providers who practice breast surgery and navigation, family medicine, general surgery/surgical critical care, gastroenterology, gerontology, internal medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics, neurology/vascular neurology, pulmonary and sleep medicine, supportive and palliative care services and travel medicine. With offices in Franklin, Brentwood and Thompson’s Station, the physicians and staff at WMG are focused on delivering exceptional health care to the members of our community. For more information on WMG and its physicians, please visit www.williamsonmedicalgroup.com.