New medical clinic takes ex-Pediatric Group locale

A medical clinic with a yet unknown specialty will be taking over the space recently vacated by Knoxville Pediatric Group at the corner of Grigsby Chapel and Campbell Station roads.

Encore Medical Group has made an application with Town of Farragut, and the Town performed a courtesy inspection of the 11416 Grigsby Chapel Road site Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Contractor Gary Davis of the Cleveland area is listed on the Building Inspection Report and confirmed he is the contractor on the project.

Davis said he is working with Encore Medical Group, but does not have a time frame when his work will be completed.

There has been some discussion within the community about the type of clinical services that will be provided at the location.

Farragut Town Administrator David Smoak discussed the issue during the recent monthly meeting of Farragut Economic Development Advisory Committee, when a citizen attendee asked if he had heard of “a pain clinic that might be going in” at that site.

“If it is, then it will be up to the Knox County Health Department and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office to oversee,” Smoak said.

“They have ratcheted down on bad docs who write prescriptions at will,” he added. “It is much better than it used to be. We will just have to wait and see.”

Attempts to reach Encore Medical Group have been unsuccessful.

Town Community Development Director Mark Shipley has confirmed a courtesy inspection of the property was conducted Feb. 6.

He said he is also not sure about the kind of clinic that plans to move into the space, but said Farragut already has two similar businesses.

“We have not had any trouble with them,” Shipley said. “And most of those business are legitimate and never cause any [problems].”

He said, regardless, the incoming business will need to file an occupancy permit and a business license prior to opening.

They also would need to file a building permit, too, if structural changes to the facility were planned, Shipley added.