Dr. Tom Rogers is the medical director of Apple Health and Wellness. He is Fellowship Trained and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, and Board Certified in Sports Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging (A4M). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology, as well as an MBA, from the University of Tennessee. He then went on to earn his MD from East Tennessee State University, and completed his residency from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Rogers has 30 years experience as a Family Practitioner. He started his own practice, Performance Medicine, 8 years ago and has since opened 5 clinics in the East Tennessee area. There are currently Performance Medicines in Kingsport, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
Dr. Rogers is a member of the board for the JDRF, as well as a member of the TMA. In 2013, Dr. Rogers was named the Tennessee Men’s Health Doctor of the Year from the Tennessee Men’s Health Network in Nashville, TN. He is also the Team Physician for the Dobyns Bennett High School football team. In his off time, he enjoys exercise, playing tennis, reading, and riding the Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA with his family. He and his wife Jenny have 3 children, Ben, Kelli, and Andy.
Sue Wheeler, FNP hasn’t always been a nurse practitioner. Prior to entering the healthcare field, she spent 15 years as an investigator for Adult and Child Protective Services. She later received a second bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in family practice at the University of Cincinnati prior to completing her Doctorate of Naturopathy and Holistic Healing from Clayton College in Birmingham, Ala.
Sue has been a family nurse practitioner (FNP) since 2003, and she joined Apple Health and Wellness in 2008. A board-certified FNP, she was the manager of an eight-unit, one-hundred-bed facility at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, prior to moving to Tennessee. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner, family psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner and a holistic nurse practitioner. Sue is also a part of the state’s emergency and crisis response team.
She is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, the Nurse Practitioners Association of East Tennessee and Pilot’s Club. She also volunteers at Habitat for Humanity and American Red Cross. She has two daughters and five grandchildren and actively participates in Fountain City Presbyterian Church, where she dedicates much of her time to mission efforts which include yearly trips to Belize.
Jessica Golden Cantwell, FNP is a born and raised Knoxville, Tennessee native. She graduated with honors from Bearden High School in 2005 before pursuing her dream of studying nursing at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Jessica graduated at the top of her class from UTK in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Her first career choice was working as a Pediatric Intensive Care nurse at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The following year she decided to shift gears and begin working as an Adult Trauma and Neuro Critical Care nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center- a Level 1 Trauma unit. She continued to work at both places and become a clinical instructor for undergraduate students at UTK to work her way through graduate school.
Jessica graduated with honors from UTK with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013.She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau-honors nursing society. Jessica loves to spend her free time with her husband, Josh, and son, Camden Nash. She, also, enjoys running, traveling, reading, and cheering on our VOLS!