Be Well goal: provide compassionate care

  • Heather Whittemore, center, board-certified family nurse practitioner and owner of Be Well Anti-Aging and Weight Loss, joins her staff at her new practice at 10918 Kingston Pike, next to Short Sheets Fabrics. Joining Whittemore are, from left, Becky Smith, RN; Mary Ball, RN.; Ericka Marshall, FNP-BC; Michelle Currier, FNP-BC; Gail Hooker, patient care coordinator; and Jill Price, RN. - Photo submitted

  • Heather Whittemore - Photo submitted

West Knoxville board-certified nurse practitioner Heather Whittemore sees her duty as helping her patients be the healthiest version of themselves – inside and out.

She has opened her own practice as owner/certified nurse practitioner of Be Well Anti-Aging and Weight Loss at 10918 Kingston Pike next to Short Sheets Fabrics. Whittemore welcomes the community to Be Well’s grand opening and ribbon cutting, hosted by Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23.

“We will have many drawings and giveaways provided by local businesses, an open house to learn more about our services, product representatives on site, entertainment, food and drinks,” she said of the event.

Whittemore said she has held many positions within the healthcare setting — clinical director, practice marketing and advertising director and registered nurse — before becoming a nurse practitioner.

“Now I am blessed to have the opportunity to also be the owner,” she said. “It has been because of the kindness and support of my family, friends, patients and others that I have persevered and tapped into a tenacity and confidence I did not know I had. Here I am today, opening my own practice and it feels amazing.”

Be Well, a comprehensive health and wellness clinic, offers medical weight management services, nutritional and physical activity counseling, prescription medications, aesthetics and anti-aging treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers, employment and sports physicals and will also have hormone replacement therapy.

Additionally, “We offer a line of prescription lipotropic and immune-boosting vitamin and mineral injections for weight loss and wellness,” Whittemore said. “We have a supplement line that has been thoughtfully selected by our healthcare providers to address many aspects of weight loss and wellness.

Whittemore said the center has a team consisting of a board-certified physician, board-certified nurse practitioners, registered nurses and patient care coordinators to care for patients.

“Our nurse practitioners are certified medical examiners by the FMCSA for performing Department of Transportation physicals,” Whittemore said. “Our medical staff has many years of previous experience in bariatrics, weight management, medical aesthetics, primary care, mental health and nutrition.

Additionally, Whittemore said mental and physical health counseling is provided, and “we are affordable.

“Our goal is to help you be successful, no matter what that looks like for you,” she added.

Be Well currently is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

“We are also available during other hours by appointment only,” she said.

Appointments can be booked on Be Well’s website at For more information, e-mail or call 865-288-7100.