Richard H. Mays MD

Family Medicine
Primary Care
Obesity Medicine

Contact Info

UT Family Physicians and Integrative Health
7209 Chapman Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Phone: 865-577-0003
Fax: 865-577-3359


Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Obesity Medicine
Schools: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Internships: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Residencies: University of Tennessee Medical Center

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As a board certified practicing family physician in the healthcare community, Dr. Richard Mays holds a special interest in integrative medicine and natural products. He holds dual board certifications in family and obesity medicine. He has been in private practice in South Knoxville since 1987. He travels and speaks on natural products, wellness, and spiritual healing.

Dr. Mays enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. He enjoys organic gardening, basketball, hiking, photography, reading, writing, as well as teaching and public speaking. He is also the author of the book, “The Bible Diet.” Dr. Mays believes true health requires addressing problems on every aspect of the triad being- body, soul, and spirit. He graduated with a BS from the University of the Cumberlands, with a double major in Mathematics and Chemistry. He then attended the University of Kentucky Medical School. He completed his residency training in 1987 at The University of Tennessee Medical Center.