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Meet Our Surgeons

Have you met the surgeons at Foothills Weight Loss Specialists?

At Foothills Weight Loss Specialists in Knoxville, we are lucky to have two dedicated surgeons who are well-experienced and certified through the American College of Surgeons and Fellows of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Johnathan H. Ray, M.D.

Dr. Jonathan Ray, originally from Thibodaux, Louisiana, began his practice in Maryville, Tennessee in 1988. He earned his undergraduate at Nicholls State University and attended Medical School at LSU. He completed his residency at Charity Hospital System in New Orleans, and a fellowship at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Ray is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

“I love witnessing the dramatic improvement and resolution of major medical issues like diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and overall improvement in patients’ well-being as well as the weight loss. Seeing patients get excited about life again is very rewarding.”

Mark A. Colquitt, M.D.

Dr. Mark Colquitt was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He completed four years of active duty service in the Navy as a surgeon before returning home to East Tennessee in 1994. Dr. Colquitt earned his undergraduate and attended medical school at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He then completed a residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut as well as another at Yale University’s School of Medicine in New Haven.

Dr. Colquitt is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

“Our goal is to promote health and wellness, to support an obesity-free lifestyle, and to help our patients become more productive and fully engaged in life.”

Foothills Weight Loss Specialists offers free bariatric seminars led by a surgeon two to three times per month at various locations in East Tennessee. To learn more about the procedures available, register to attend a free weight loss seminar, or call our office at (865) 984-3413.

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