About Us

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Our Story

COVID-19 Update:

As part of the community we want to you to know that we are diligently working to stay abreast of the recommendations for providing healthcare to the children of our area. We want to encourage you to continue to be conservative in your trips outside of your home. Please feel free to call our office about any symptoms your child may have so that we can help make the best decision for your child.

To minimize the risk of infection from COVID-19, we have made some changes in our office procedures. Until further notice we will be asking you to check in from your vehicle instead of coming into the waiting room. When you arrive for your appointment, we ask that you call us (865) 470-8844 and stay in your car. As soon as an exam room is available, we will call you back and give you your room number so that you can walk directly into it. We will have a set of rooms designated for sick visits and a set of rooms for well visits only. We will also be using separate entrances for well or sick patients, and you will be directed on which one to use. Our request of your family is to please minimize the number of family members that accompany your child into the office.

We realize that you have multiple medical care options, and we want to thank you for entrusting the care of your child to us. We will strive to give excellent care to all the children of our community.

We would be delighted to welcome you into our family.

Meet Our Providers

Our team is committed to helping your kids stay healthy and reach their full potential. We invite you to get to know our providers and why they enjoy practicing medicine.

Karie Mclevain-Wells, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Life is about transitions and new adventures. I have 19 years of experience as a general pediatrician in Middle Tennessee, but I have only recently returned to East Tennessee to realize my dream of coming home to the community who taught me.

I truly enjoy helping people. I love getting to know patients and watching them develop from newborns to young adults. What could possibly be a more joyful job than that?

My husband and I have three sons who range in age from 15 to 25. My practice philosophy is to listen to the instincts of the child’s parent and be sure we are all comfortable as we can be at the end of the visit. It would be my honor to be entrusted to help care for your child.

  • Undergraduate: B.A. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn
  • Medical School: Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tenn
  • Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tenn
  • Certifications & Memberships: American Board of Pediatrics, Partners in Pediatrics, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, East Tennessee Childrens Hospital medical staff

I spend most of my time with my husband and three sons. I enjoy cooking with them, watching movies, and exploring “off the beaten path” in the mountains or working on the family farm.

Kerri Powell, P.N.P.

My family and I are excited to have recently returned to Knoxville from Crossville, Tenn. We welcomed our son Henry and daughter Olivia while we lived in Crossville. I practiced at a pediatric primary care office there.

After completing my undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, I worked at Children’s Hospital as an inpatient surgery nurse for three years. During that time I returned to school and studied for my advanced degree as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

We love Knoxville for several reasons (Go Vols!), but the community is among the top of those reasons. I am beyond thrilled to get to know you and your children.

  • Undergraduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn
  • Graduate: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn
  • Certifications & Memberships: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, East Tennessee Childrens Hospital medical staff


Elizabeth Robinson, P.N.P.

Since I was young, I loved learning about the human body in school. I also knew that I wanted to work with children, so I combined the two and became a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

I have walked alongside parents as their children’s P.N.P for more than 13 years. I don’t take parents’ trust for granted. I love seeing a child’s world as they smile, laugh, and describe their thoughts and feelings to me; their enthusiasm for life is contagious.

I have been blessed to adopt three wonderful children. We love being with extended family, attending church activities and just living life together. I look forward to meeting you and your child. I am eager to walk this journey with you to see your child mature into a healthy young adult.

  • Undergraduate: B.S. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tenn
  • Graduate: M.S. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Tract, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky
  • Certifications & Memberships: Member of the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, East Tennessee Childrens Hospital medical staff

I enjoy my family most of all. I also enjoy reading, traveling to Disney and the beach,  playing soccer, and going to amusement parks. In fact, I really like to ride roller coasters even though none of my kids like the big ones!