"Dr. Ashley Smith was born in Huntsville, AL, and grew up near the sunny beaches of St. Petersburg, FL. She attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where she earned her undergraduate degree and then moved on to medical school at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Upon graduating from medical school, she transitioned to active duty as a Lieutenant in the Navy. Dr. Smith completed her internal medicine residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California and was selected for a six-week humanitarian mission aboard the USNS Mercy during her time there. She was then stationed at the Naval Hospital Guam where she worked as a staff physician and served as the clinical director for aeromedical evacuations. Her last tour of duty was at the Naval Hospital Jacksonville where she supervised family medicine residents and chaired the hospital Infection Control Committee. Dr. Smith is a board-certified internal medicine physician and has made Chattanooga her home after completing her military service. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, discovering new restaurants and watching college football. Dr. Smith is currently accepting new adult patients."
"Returning the Medical Decision-Making Power to You and Your Doctor
We at Hitchcock Family Medicine believe that the business of medicine has become too complicated. The doctor-patient relationship has been eroded by third-party middlemen. By returning to a direct relationship, both medically and financially, we are able to return the medical decision-making power back to the doctor and patient and out of the hands of the insurance companies.
Hitchcock Family Medicine is Chattanooga's first direct primary care practice, operating on a monthly membership fee without insurance. By returning to a direct relationship, both medically and financially, we can return the medical decision-making power back to the doctor and patient and out of the hands of insurance companies.
You pay a monthly fee directly to our physician-only clinic. Any procedure or test done in the office is included. Members will have a phone number to reach their doctor directly any time of the day. House calls and after-hours visits are offered at no additional charge. Our two locations have free Wi-Fi and ample parking including handicap accessible spaces."