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Topside Physicians

Topside Physicians provides complete medical care for your whole family, with convenient, same-day appointments available. Our primary care team is led by Barrington Nash, MD, who proudly served as White House Physician. Now you can receive the same presidential care right here in East Tennessee. Dr. Nash is supported by board-certified family nurse practitioner Brittany Pafford, FNP-C.

Topside Physicians is a proud member of Covenant Health, East Tennessee’s premier healthcare delivery system. We are a not-for-profit, community-owned health system headquartered in Knoxville with nine acute-care hospitals, 10,000 employees, and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named numerous times by Forbes as a Best Employer. Visit our website at to learn more. 

We’re accepting new pediatric (including TennCare newborns), adolescent, and adult patients. To schedule an appointment, call (865) 374-0560.

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Topside Physicians Location 

We are accepting new pediatric (including TennCare newborns), adolescent, and adult patients.

Same day appointments welcome. Most major insurance plans accepted. 

1921 Topside Road, Suite 200
Louisville, TN 37777
(865) 374-0560

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm
Closed for lunch 12-1 pm

Meet our Primary Care Team

Barrington Nash, MD

Barrington Nash, MD
Barrington Nash, MD

“I enjoy working for my patients here in Blount County and ardently seek to serve them by emphasizing teamwork in healthcare.  I strive for excellence in everything I do, and strongly feel Covenant Health is the first and best choice for our patients.”

Board Certified 
Family Medicine

Clinical Interests
Pediatric and adolescent care
Sports Medicine

Bachelor of Science, US Military Academy

Medical School
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

Family Medicine, Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning

Additional Training
Flight Surgeon School

Presidential Care – White House Physician 
President Bill Clinton
President George W. Bush 

Brittany Pafford, NP
Brittany Pafford, NP

Brittany Pafford, NP

“My favorite thing about working at Topside Physicians is partnering with our patients to not only manage their symptoms, but also maximize their health and well-being through preventative medicine. My family is my passion, including our new baby girl and our sweet little boy. We enjoy dining out, being on the lake, and anything beach related.”

Clinical Interests

Wellness and preventative medicine
Pediatric medicine

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, TN Technological University 
Master of Science in Nursing, Lincoln Memorial University

Professional Experience

Medical/Surgical Registered Nurse for 5 years in hospital

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