Our Preston Medical librarians and library associates are certified health information specialists. They are available on-site for walk-in assistance to help research specific health and wellness topics. 



Health Information Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920


Consumer & patient health information services, including links to reliable consumer health information and data on the major health issues affecting Tennessee residents.

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Health Topic Search Requests

Patients and the community may request health topic searches conducted by a medical librarian. Complete the form below and an associate will contact you within 1-2 business days.

We research questions for you.

This service provides information on health and medical topics such as:

  • Symptoms and treatment of disease
  • Preventive medicine
  • Medical tests
  • Internet resources
  • Educational programs for the general public on locating and evaluating health information

We provide information on your questions confidentially by mail or email.

  • What kinds of foods can I eat now that I have diabetes?
  • My doctor says I have fibromyalgia. What does that mean?
  • How do I find a doctor at the UT Medical Center?
  • What is the latest treatment for my cancer?

The requests are processed as quickly as possible, for additonal information or questions, call 865-305-9525.

Contact Information

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Please note: This information is provided by a medical librarian, not a health care professional. It is not to be taken as medical advice. If interpretation is needed, individuals should consult a physician or other health care professional.