Drs. William Alexander, Alan Dopp, Babu Rao, and Ira Stein have joined Frist Gastroenterology at Frist Clinic. Frist Gastroenterology is an experienced team of gastroenterologists with over 25 years of devoted patient care in middle Tennessee and Kentucky. They join the team practices of Drs. A. Saeed Fakhruddin, Thomas Lewis and Wallace McGrew. All seven physicians are located in the Physician Park Building at Centennial Medical Center, but also provide services for the communities of McMinnville, Livingston, Carthage, Smithville, Woodbury, Dickson and Ashland City.

“The affiliation of these established physicians with our organization broadens our existing medical group and expands services to our patients, including access to clinical research studies in collaboration with the Sarah Cannon Research Institute,” said Michael Conrath, Executive Director of The Frist Clinic. The Frist Clinic is a multi-specialty practice consisting of 40 physicians and mid-level providers.

“We are excited to become part of a health care organization with a rich history and reputation as one of the premier health care providers in the area,” said Dr. Ira Stein. “This integration of practices will enhance patient access to services while preserving the wonderful relationships we have enjoyed with our patients.”

For more information about the services offered by Frist Gastroenterology, visit www.thefristclinic.com. For a free physician referral, call TriStar Medline at 615-342-1919 or 800-242-5662.

Recently named a Thomson’s 100 Top Hospital, Centennial Medical Center, part of TriStar Health System®, is a 665-bed tertiary facility that has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Centennial Medical Center has been recognized as one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals in cardiovascular medicine, stroke service, orthopedics, and breast cancer management.