Saint Thomas opens McMinnville care site, welcomes new doc

MCMINNVILLE – Saint Thomas Medical Partners has opened a new care site for primary care in McMinnville, Tenn., and is proud to welcome Dr. Alma Tamula, M.D., as a new primary care physician partner. The newest primary care site is located at 1580 Sparta St., Ste. 107.

As one of the region’s largest medical groups with over 550 providers and 39 specialties, serving 44 counties in more than 100 locations, Saint Thomas Medical Partners is a physician-led medical group in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.

“Our newest site in McMinnville was opened to increase access to primary care and respond to the specific needs of the local community,” said Yvette Doran, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Medical Partners. “We are excited to announce the opening of our newest primary care location and to welcome Dr. Alma Tamula to our STMP team.”

Dr. Alma Tamula

Dr. Tamula is board certified in family medicine and graduated Cum Laude with an A.B. in Humanities from the University of the Philippines before earning her medical degree at University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. She was one of the chief residents during her time in the Family Medicine Residency Program at Howard University Hospital in Washington D.C.

Dr. Tamula enjoys taking care of families for all their primary care needs and especially enjoys treating the geriatric population. She enjoys cooking and baking, window shopping and spending time with her family

The newest location in McMinnville offers primary care serving all ages, and patients can schedule appointments online.  The hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with anticipation for extended hours in the future. Learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Tamula online at

Saint Thomas Medical Partners also offers gynecology, obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedic and cardiac services in McMinnville. For more information, visit

Saint Thomas Medical Partners, a part of Ascension Medical Group, is a physician-led medical group providing primary care, specialty services, medical imaging, outpatient services, and community-based medical practices throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky. One of the region’s largest medical groups with more than 100 locations, 39 specialties and 550 physicians and providers, Saint Thomas Medical Partners is part of Saint Thomas Health, one of the leading, integrated health care systems in Tennessee.

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017.

Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Visit

Amye Anderson is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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