Meet Our Primary Care Team

Hamblen Primary Care provides complete medical care for pediatric to adult patients. Our office is led by board-certified family medicine physician James Schindler, MD. With more than 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Schindler is skilled in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses. He is supported by family nurse practitioner Elizabeth Howard, FNP, who works closely with Dr. Schindler to provide excellent primary care for all of our patients. Thank you for learning more about our team.

James Schindler, MD of the medical team at Hamblen Primary Care
James Schindler, MD

James Schindler, MD

Board Certified in Family Medicine

Clinical Interests:

  • Public health
  • Pediatrics
  • Alternative medicine
  • Sports medicine

Medical School:

Baylor College of Medicine


Family Practice,
Contra Costa County Hospital

Elizabeth Howard, FNP of the medical team at Hamblen Primary Care
Elizabeth Howard, FNP

Elizabeth Howard, FNP

Clinical Interests:

  • Acute care
  • Women’s health
  • Pediatrics


Master of Science in Nursing,
Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
East Tennessee State University



Make an Appointment with Our Team

We’re accepting new pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (423) 492-6700