Who we are
Our physicians and staff bring years of experience and training coupled with up to date technology to provide the patient with excellence in both preventative and current healthcare problems.
David K. Close, MD
Dr. Close graduated from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at UAB before relocating to Chattanooga where he has practiced for over 20 years. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Practice. Dr Close is a member of the American Academy of Occupational and Environmental medicine and is certified as a Medical Review Office and Aviation Medical Examiner. He is qualified to do Class 2 and Class 3 flight physicals for the FAA.
Robert A. Drake, MD
Dr. Drake is a graduate of the University Of Toronto School Of Medicine. He completed his internship at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr Drake has been in practice for over 40 years and has practiced in the Chattanooga area for the last 30 years in Intensive Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine and Family Practice. He is currently limiting his practice to Office based Family Medicine.
Siobhan A. Duff, MD
Dr. Duff graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada. She completed her Family Practice Residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland before relocating here to Chattanooga in 1995 to begin her private practice. Dr. Duff is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Practice and the Canadian College of Family Practice. Dr. Duff serves on the Board of Governors of Parkridge Hospital.
Monique H. Golding, MD
Dr. Golding graduated from Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. She completed both her Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. While at Howard University, Dr. Golding served as Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Golding is Board Certified in Family Practice with the American Board of Family Physicians.
Richard D. L. Moody, MD
Dr. Moody graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida as well as a Fellowship in Obstetrics. He is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians and is a Certified Densitometrist with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.
Christina M. A. Oskins, MD
Dr. Oskins grew up in Southern California and graduated from Loma Linda University before finishing her residency at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Chattanooga. She is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and has an interest in lifestyle and preventive medicine. We are excited to have Dr. Oskins as part of our CFP Family and she is accepting new patients!
Timothy "Mark" Jenkins, PA-C
Mr. Jenkins has been practicing as a Physician Assistant since graduating from the PA Program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine in 1994. As a Physicians Assistant, he works under the supervision of our family practice doctors. Prior to Bowman Gray, he received a Bachelor of Science at University of Tennessee while studying Kinesiology. Mr. Jenkins is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of both the American Academy and Tennessee Academy of Physicians Assistants.
Natalie McQueen, PA-C
Ms. McQueen comes to us as a Board Certified Licensed Physician Assistant receiving her education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Rotations were served at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Bruce Hospital, UAB West Hospital, Southern Health Associates and Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Before she came to our practice, Natalie managed a 30 bed respiratory unit for a long term care facility as well as being responsible for medical care for patients of all ages at a Walk-in Clinic. She is under the supervision of Dr. Monique Golding.
Sarah Snyder, FNP-BC
Sarah Snyder has been practicing family/urgent care for 10 years. She got her Bachelors of Nursing from East Tennessee State University followed by her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2009. When she is not in the office, she enjoys camping, boating, and spending time with her husband and two boys. Sarah is under the supervision of Dr. Robert Drake.
Kathleen Bowers, NP
Kathleen Bowers is a graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Master’s of Science in Nursing in 2012. She has been a Staff Nurse at Erlanger Health System and Parkridge East Hospital. She is licensed with the AANP for Family Practice and licensed as an Advanced Practitioner Nurse for Tennessee and Georgia. She is a member of Chattanooga Area Nurses in Advanced Practice and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is under the supervision of Dr. Christie Oskins.
Donna Neves BS, RD CDE
Carter Pieper, PA
Katelyn Bales, FNP
Katelyn Bales is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where she received a Master of Science in Nursing.
She has a registered nursing background in Neurological step-down and acute stroke unit at Erlanger Hospital and Emergency Room Nurse at Park Ridge East Hospital. In addition, she was a Clinical Nursing Instructor at Tennessee Tech University. Katelyn is under the supervision of Dr. Siobhan Duff.
Yasmine Swistek, NP
Yasmine was born and raised in New York. She has been living in Chattanooga for the past 19 years. She’s a graduate of Southern Adventist University and received an ASN, BSN, MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has braved raising three boys. Traveling will be her forever passion. Yasmine is under the supervision of Dr. David Close.
Chattanooga Family Practice is committed to providing excellence in care for people with diabetes. To further this commitment, CFP maintains a diabetes training and education program for our patients that is recognized by the American Diabetes Association.
Donna coordinates this program and provides diabetes training for our patients. She works with our providers to provide training regarding medication, activity, nutrition, blood glucose monitoring and any other challenge in the daily management of diabetes. Donna began her interest in diabetes as a registered dietitian after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and completing her nutrition internship at Vanderbilt University. She then completed the specialty training requirements for certification as a diabetes educator and trainer in 1995. Donna is a member of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists,
and the American Diabetes Association.
Carter grew up on a farm in Illinois prior to studying at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa where she received her bachelor's in biology with a biomedical concentration. She was trained as an EMT before graduating from the PA Program at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky. She has trained with a hospitalist group and in the OB Emergency Dept at Erlanger, as well as had rotations in psychiatry, emergency and family medicine, dermatology, and general surgery. She comes to us from a walk-in/family medicine office where she managed both acute and chronic conditions in all age groups. Carter is under the supervision of Dr. Richard Moody.