We Are Your Trusted Urology Specialists in East Tennessee
We offer friendly expert care for life’s most personal needs
Tennessee Valley Urology Center P.C. (TVUC) has for nearly 60 years proudly served patients in East Tennessee and across the Tennessee Valley. Our professional and talented team of urology doctors and our nursing team help with all urinary-related symptoms and conditions that affect both men and women. This includes mild and sensitive urological problems to the complex and more serious conditions that require specialized procedures or surgical treatment. We provide caring and compassionate care and advanced urological treatments, right here in your local community. Visit us at our main Cleveland, TN office or in our satellite office in Athens, TN.
We are dedicated to bringing you high-quality, innovative and personalized urological services delivered with care, compassion, and dependability. Our practice utilizes advanced techniques, renowned providers, and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that you receive the very best care possible.
At Tennessee Valley Urology Center, we put you at the center of what we do. We provide professional care in a warm, caring and welcoming atmosphere to support you on the journey to wellness and improved health.
Call us today to make an appointment or discuss your concerns at 423-472-3201.
Our Values are Our Core
Our Patients are Our Purpose
At Tennessee Valley Urology Center, our mission is to heal with compassionate care.
Our practice vision is to provide the best urological care in the Tennessee Valley through excellence in service and medicine.
Meet Our Leading Urology Team
At Tennessee Valley Urology Center (TVUC), we work hard to provide effective, efficient, and personable urological treatments to manage your health. Our team of board-certified physicians, medical staff, and nurse practitioners are dedicated to the industry in providing complete urological care to Tennessee Valley and the surrounding areas.
Our urologists and providers offer hospital-based surgical services and office-based urological procedures to you and your loved ones. We understand that this can be a delicate area of healthcare, which is why we offer not only expert care but a high level of compassion and warmth to support you on your journey to better health.
To ensure that you get the best care possible, our urologists and physicians use innovative, cutting-edge technology and procedures, including minimally invasive robotic surgery. We specialize in cases relating to prostate and kidney cancer as well as a diverse range of non-cancerous conditions relating to the kidneys, bladder, and prostate.
Our team of renowned professionals offers outpatient services at both Tennova of Cleveland and Starr Regional Medical Center.
Our urology specialists consult on the full range of urologic conditions and procedures including:
We are proud to introduce you to our expert team of board-certified urology specialists.
Dr. Edward McIntire has an exemplary career as an Urology Specialist, and with a 25-year tenure at TVUC, he has been a driver for growth and innovation within the practice.
Dr. McIntire is board-certified by the American Board of Urology, is an active member of the American Urological Association, and is passionate about providing high-quality clinical care to patients, to make a positive difference in their urological health.
Dr. McIntire completed his undergraduate and medical degrees in 1992 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his surgical internship and urological residency training at the University of Kansas in Kansas City.
Outside of his urological specializations, Dr. McIntire enjoys the great outdoors of East Tennessee including fishing and hiking with his family. He and his family love Broad Street United Methodist Church and anything the Razorbacks do!
Dr. Christopher Thacker comes to us from West Monroe, LA, and joined TVUC in 2001. With more than two decades of clinical and surgical experience in the field of urology and his dedication to advancements and innovations in Urology, he’s a valued TVUC team member.
Dr. Thacker completed his undergraduate medical degree at Millsaps College and his medical degree at Emory University in 1995. He then moved on to complete his surgical internship and urological residency training at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He is Board Certified and a member of the American Urological Association.
In 2019, Dr. Thacker was certified in the UroLift® system, adding this innovative treatment option to the repertoire of urologic services to TVUC. This is a minimally invasive procedure for patients with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) that allows for faster treatment and recovery.
In his free time, Dr. Thacker enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children. He’s an active member of the First United Methodist Church and loves to be outdoors fishing, mountain biking, and playing tennis. He also enjoys live music, particularly Bluegrass, and loves to share his interests with his patients!
Originally from Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Daniel Box joined the medical team at Tennessee Valley Urology Center in 2017 and has pioneered the minimally invasive robotic-assisted urologic surgery techniques at our practice.
Dr. Box joined the medical profession in 2012 after completing his undergraduate degree and medical degree at The Ohio State University. Completing his internship in general surgery, he did five years of urological training as a resident at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Dr. Daniel Box is board certified through the American Board of Urology and is associated with different professional organizations, including the American Urological Association.
In 2017, Dr. Daniel Box was the proud recipient of the Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This award is an honor given to a limited number of residents based on their exceptional teaching skills and commitment to the compassionate care of patients and their loved ones.
In his off time, Dr. Box enjoys playing golf and other Ohio State activities like college football. He’s also a devoted husband and loves spending quality time with his family.
Dr. Ivey joined TVUC in August 2022 after completing his residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Originally from Pawleys Island, SC, Dr. Ivey attended college at Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a major in Religion.
He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he served as the president of the Honor Council during his last year. While at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ivey received extensive training in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, including training in HoLEP (holmium laser enucleation of the prostate).
His areas of interest include general urology, urologic oncology, BPH, stone disease, and incontinence.
Dr. Ivey is the proud husband to his wife, Hutton, and adores spending time with her and his two children, Liam and Lilla. He is also an avid musician and loves golf.
Amanda Linden, FNP-C
Amanda Linden has been a significant part of our team since joining our practice in August 2021. She has over 20 years of experience in the medical field.
She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) School of Nursing in 2015. Amanda is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and a certified member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Amanda is a devoted mother who loves spending quality time with her husband and son. She enjoys traveling, Bible study, and berry farming in her leisure time.
Our Nursing Team are Relatable and Compassionate
As a specialized urology clinic, Tennessee Valley Urology Center is fully committed to providing patients with excellent urological health care. That’s why we ensure every member of our nursing staff is committed to providing expert care in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Our nurses are at the forefront of providing patient care on a daily basis. They’re an essential part of the team here at TVUC and provide exemplary support and care for our patients.
A member of our nursing team will be assigned to you during your time with us. They will guide you through your appointment and they will help ensure open communication and personalized treatment throughout every step of your health journey.
Our nursing team works closely with our doctors, ensuring that all of your urological health needs are met. Each of our nurses has several years of extensive clinical experience, caring for patients with complex urological problems. They will guide you through your appointment to ensure communication and personalized care throughout your time with us.
Our Award Winning Practice Management Team
Tennessee Valley Urology Center has a dedicated practice management team, who are invaluable in supporting our urology specialists, nurse practitioner, and nursing team to provide an efficient, and reliable experience for every patient.
Deanna Brown, FACMPE, CPC is our award-winning Practice Manager, leading the team to provide our patients with a hands-on and superior health care experience. Our practice management team facilitaes the smooth running of the practice to ensure that our patients are informed and supported during their consultations and treatments with Tennessee Valley Urology Center.
Our practice management team ensures the smooth running of the practice so that all patients are informed and supported at Tennessee Valley Urology Center. They are able to assist you with gathering your documentation for your patient records, answering questions on insurances, billing, telehealth, as well as booking appointments or scheduling procedures.
Effective practice management is even more essential in the wake of the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. This has had a tremendous impact on the patient-doctor interaction and prompted changes in patient-doctor interactions and practice management.
To effectively manage these changes, our practice management team has introduced the Doxy.me digital health solution to provide our patients with a better way to manage your patient records, and urological treatment plans.
Tennessee Valley Urology’s Practice History
TVUC (Tennessee Valley Urology Center) is an independently owned and operated medical urology practice. As we approach our 60th anniversary, we are proud to be an integral part of the local Tennessee Valley communities and be known as one of the best urological care providers in East Tennessee.
Tennessee Valley Urology Center (TVUC) has a long and proud history. On July 1, 1963, Cleveland’s first board-certified urologist Dr. C.A. Kyle established his practice to provide urological services in and around Cleveland, Tennessee.
The years between 1970 and 1995 were a time of growth and expansion for our practice. This began when Dr. John Bryan joined us in 1969, changing the practice name to Kyle & Bryan.
As the demand for urology services increased in the greater Cleveland area, Dr. Stephen Jackson joined us in 1985 and we became known as Kyle, Bryan & Jackson.
Dr. Edward McIntire joined us in 1992 and we experienced our final name change. In recognition of the region in and around Monteagle, the Appalachian Mountains, and the valley in between, the practice was renamed Tennessee Valley Urology Center P.C.
Dr. Kyle retired in 1993 and Dr. Bryan in 1995, but the practice continued to provide urological consultations, treatments, and surgical procedures under the care of the remaining partners.
As the new millennium dawned, TVUC continued to thrive, and Dr. Chris Thacker joined the practice in 2001. And then in 2010, Dr. Grant Simmons relocated to Tennessee from New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and joined us part-time.
TVUC continued to respond to the growing need for expert urological care across the region, opening a Satellite office in the Athens Medical Mall in 2001 and consulting with patients in Copperhill from 2004 until the local hospital’s closure.
In 2012, we added pathology to the practice under the directorship of Dr. Xiao Mu. Our in-house Pathology service accelerates the diagnostic process without adding additional hospital costs, allowing us to offer full, convenient, and personalized services to our clients.
TVUC has made great strides ahead over the past 5 years. Our dedication to keeping up with medical innovations and advances in technologies has improved patient experiences whilst allowing us to treat urological conditions with less invasive procedures.
In 2017, Dr. Daniel Box joined the practice and introduced the benefits of robotic urologic surgery. This specialization offers patients a range of robot-assisted laparoscopic treatments that improve patient recovery and outcomes compared to more traditional surgical procedures.
Dr. Thacker expanded his specialization in 2019 to include the UroLift® system, providing additional treatments at Cleveland’s Novamed Surgery Center.
Other treatments we offer at Tennessee Valley Urology Center include REZUM, Testopel, and Bladder Botox.
In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic prompted some changes in our practice and procedures. TVUC adapted quickly to a new method of seeing our patients virtually via telehealth appointments. The ability to offer telehealth appointments allows us to continue to consult with patients during Covid-19, enabling us to manage urological conditions and treatments for both new and existing patients.
Dr. Jackson retired at the end of 2020, and nurse practitioner Amanda Linden, FNP-C joined our practice in mid-2021. The addition of a new nurse practitioner meant we could offer potential same-day care as well as a female provider to those who prefer.
As we face the challenges of Covid-19 and move toward our 60th anniversary, Tennessee Valley Urology Center is dedicated to providing dependable, expert care to every patient.
Our primary goal is to provide the Tennessee Valley area with ‘big city expertise’ and innovation while combining ‘small town’ personal compassionate care. It is our intention that all of our patients receive the prompt care and necessary treatment they deserve.
Call us today to make an appointment!
Supporting Charities and Our Local Communities
The whole team at Tennessee Valley Urology Center is passionate about helping our patients and our local communities. We are actively involved in fundraising events like “Relay for Life” and promoting local causes such as the National Fire Safety Council Firepup.
We are keen supporters of the local schools and sporting teams. We have also sponsored a number of Charity Golf Days in 2021 including the Dustin Ledford Golf, Knights of Columbus Golf, 100 Black Men of Bradley Co and the VVA Chapter 596 Golf Tournament.
In 2021, we also supported both The Optimist Club of Athens and McMinn Co Amateur Radio Club.
We look forward to 2022 being a return to in-person engagement and events! The team at TVUC is excited to give our time and financial support whilst promoting the importance of good urological health and wellness across the Tennessee Valley area.