RAYE-ANNE AYO, MD
Board-Certified Family Medicine
Board-Certified: American Board of Family Medicine
Fellowship: Age Management Medicine, Foundation for Care Management, Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
MD: Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Member: American Academy of Family Practitioners
Awards: Top Doc, City View Magazine, 2014, 2015, 2016
Clinical Faculty: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN
“Medicine was a path I wanted to pursue from my earliest memories. Advancing through school and into my residency, I found myself drawn more and more to the role of family practitioner. There are higher-profile and higher-paying fields to pursue, but a family practitioner has the most amazing opportunity to truly touch the community where they live and work. This driving motivation pushed me into family practice.
“I love the simple fact that every day is different. I know my patients and clients, but I don’t always know what the day will bring. Even the simplest appointment can become a counseling session, a shoulder to cry on, an ear to listen. It is being more than just a ‘doctor’ to my patients. It’s being a trusted friend and advisor. I am casual and flexible. My patients are as different as the reasons they come to see me. One size does not fit all. It is imperative that I am the person my patients need me to be for them each day. My personal philosophy is to treat people the way I want to be treated.
“My hope is to provide my patients with both the medical solution and personal attention they need each time they visit. As part of my community, I feel that giving and having a personal connection with my patients allows them to open up and share – and that is vitally important to me.”
Dr. Ayo enjoys reading. The most recent book that she really enjoyed is called The Geography of Bliss. Being from New Orleans, she still has a love of good food. She derives happiness from cooking for her family and bringing traditions like crawfish boils to Knoxville. Then there are all of her sons’ activities that she enjoys so much – soccer, skateboarding, biking, hockey and Boy Scouts – just to name a few.
About Chelsea Pressley, FNP
Meet Chelsea Pressley, DNP, FHN she comes with years of experience as an inpatient nurse, at Children’s in Oncology and is boarded by the State of Tennessee as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is dedicated to patient care, working with families and individuals to optimize your health. When describing Chelsea, I like to use the word “warm” she makes patients feel comfortable and listens to their concerns attentively.
Chelsea is a native of Knoxville and is married with a young son. She enjoys golf, and tennis, along with playing wit her son. She truly defines” family “and enjoys serving Knoxville residents for all their family health care needs. If you want a warm and caring provider that understands family health, please come see Chelsea.