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About McNeeley Family Physicians

We believe you deserve exceptional care.

That’s why we commit to excellence – every patient, every time. We strive to achieve the highest level of quality service in primary care. 

Our Practice

Our practice is a multi-physician group of reputable family practice doctors who have served the Clinton area for nearly 70 years. We provide complete and personalized patient care that includes preventive medicine and chronic disease management. We appreciate the opportunity to offer you and your family the exceptional care that has become a tradition at McNeeley Family Physicians. Meet our physicians.

McNeeley Family Physicians have been serving the people of our community since the practice was founded by Dr. S. Gene McNeeley in 1948.  Originally located in a board and batten house in the Norris town center, Dr. Gene built the practice by developing strong relationships with his patients. He was joined in practice by his sons, Dr. Edward Trent McNeeley and Dr. Howard B. McNeeley in the 1980’s and the practice continued to thrive by meeting the needs of patients in a friendly, respectful, and caring environment – goals we strive to meet every day.

Over the next several years the area grew (as did the practice) and two additional doctors were added, Dr. Joseph L. Thompson and Dr. J. Thomas Daugherty. In 1991, Dr. Gene allowed himself some much needed rest and retired from Family Medicine, “passing the stethoscope” on to his sons and colleagues, confident that by his example he had instilled in them the philosophies that had made him such an integral part of the community. In the mid 1990s the practice moved from the Norris Town Center to a state of the art facility right off of Highway 61 where they are still located today. Dr. Elizabeth M. Harrel joined the practice in 1997. The year 2009 brought some big changes for the practice when Dr. Joseph Thompson retired. In 2013, Dr. Henry L. Gupton joined the practice; and in 2019, Dr. Ryan Hagenson joined the practice. 2015 brought some big changes for the office once again.

We are proud of our history and we look forward to providing the same quality of care well into the future.

Covenant Health

McNeeley Family Physicians is a proud member of Covenant Health, East Tennessee’s premier healthcare delivery system. We are a not-for-profit, community-owned health system headquartered in Knoxville with nine acute-care hospitals, 10,000 employees, and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named numerous times by Forbes as a Best Employer. Visit our website at to learn more.