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Our Team

Meet Our Primary Care Team

Clinton Family Physicians provides complete medical care for your family. Our office is led by family medicine physicians William Culbert, MD; Jose Malagon, MD; and Gonzalo de Villa, MD. With more than 50 years of combined medical experience, our doctors are skilled in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute illnesses. They are supported by certified family nurse practitioners Cheryl Goforth, FNP-C; Elizabeth Sowell, FNP-C; and Karen Whalen, FNP-BC, who work closely with our physicians to provide excellent primary care for all of our patients. Thank you for learning more about our team.


William H. Culbert, MD

William H. Culbert, MD
William H. Culbert, MD

Medical School

East Tennessee State University
James H. Quillen College of Medicine,
Johnson City, TN, 1996

Internship/Residency

Family Practice Internship and Residency,
Cox Health Systems
Springfield, MO, 1996-97

Board Certification

Family Practice

Professional Organizations

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians


Gonzalo de Villa, MD
Gonzalo de Villa, MD

Gonzalo de Villa, MD

“I’m passionate about medicine. Compassionate about my patients.”

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric, adolescent, and adult medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Mental wellness
  • Women’s health

Medical School

American University of Antigua COM
Antigua/New York NY, 2012-2017

Residency

Family Medicine,
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN, 2017-2020

Board Certification

Family Practice – Board Eligible

Professional Organizations

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians; Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians

Get to Know Dr. de Villa

Dr. de Villa loves spending time with his family and their new baby. He enjoys traveling abroad, exploring new cultures, and checking out local places. Dr. de Villa is also a huge tennis fan. He played Division I college tennis.   


Jose Malagon, MD

 Jose Malagon, MD
Jose Malagon, MD

Medical School

Universidad de Los Andes,
Merida, Venezuela, 1988

Internship/Residency

General Internship,
Hospital Universidad de Los Andes, 1986 – 88

Family Practice,
University of Tennessee Graduate Medical School
Knoxville, TN, 1992-95

Board Certification

Family Practice

Professional Organizations

Member, Tennessee American Academy of Family Practice; Tennessee Medical Association


Cheryl Goforth, FNP-C

Cheryl Goforth, FNP-C
Cheryl Goforth, FNP-C

Board Certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Education:

Family Nurse Practitioner,
University of Tennessee 
Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing,
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

 

 

 


Elizabeth Sowell, FNP-C

Elizabeth Sowell, FNP-BC
Elizabeth Sowell, FNP-BC

Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing,
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
University of Tennessee

 

 

 

 


Karen Whalen, FNP-BC

Karen Whalen, FNP-C
Karen Whalen, FNP-BC

Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center 

Clinical Interest:

  • Family medicine

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing,
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, TN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN