After completing my medical training in June 2005, I began practicing in Erin, TN. As a Family Medicine physician, I am committed to helping prevent disease as well as treating existing ones. Living a healthier lifestyle is a journey that I want to help you with. I set a mental goal to “feel better in my 40’s than I did my 30’s” a few years ago.
This goal has had several aspects.
1) Weight loss – I had gained 25 pounds over 2 years and had a wakeup call at a checkup. I worked to lose those 25 pounds over the next 2 years. It wasn’t easy, BUT I felt better, my knees didn’t hurt, and I could move a whole lot easier.
2) Emotional/Spiritual health – My relationship with God and church have always been important to me. However, taking time for personal, in depth Bible study wasn’t a priority. As we all get bogged down in life, it’s easy to get distracted. Taking time to pray and meditate helps me recharge and renew so that I can plug into and care for others as God has called me to do.
3) Exercise – This one has been the hardest. I hate to sweat! This has been a commitment I started in January 2017, and I am still on this never-ending process. It has taken time, energy, and a little money to accomplish this. Exercise is more fun with someone else to encourage and motivate you. Six months after starting regular workouts with a trainer, I can squat with 85 pounds and bench press 40 pounds compared to barely doing a regular squat and bench pressing only 5-10 pounds. Now to the hardcore weight lifters, that’s not much. The practical aspect is that I can now pick up and carry a 50-pound sack of feed on our farm. By being more active, I’m going to live longer to be here for my family and to do what God has called me to do.
4) Eating Healthier – This is the last aspect of my journey for me to tackle. I’m working on making better choices for myself as well as cooking healthier for my family. I look forward to sharing new healthy recipes with you and learning your tricks as well. My daughters love broiled/grilled asparagus, steamed broccoli, and squash—my goal is to cook their weight in it.
I look forward to establishing new relationships with patients and renewing old ones as well. I will be more than happy to share my “pearls” of information at your visits.
Education and Training
Dr. Chambers graduated Magna Cum Laude from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1998. She attended The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College of Medicine and graduated in 2002. Dr. Chambers continued her education at the UT Family Medicine Center in Jackson, TN. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Outside of the office, Dr. Chambers enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys landscaping, playing the piano, and photography. Her husband, Phillip, is the pastor of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. Faith and family provide a foundation for Dr. Chambers’ personal care of others.