New Patient Guide

Welcome to Dickson Medical Associates P.C. (DMA), the #1 choice in the Middle Tennessee Region. As a new patient, please review this information about the many services available to you.

Choosing your doctor:

Your primary care physician oversees all aspects of your health care including physical exams, preventive care and referrals to specialists.

If you have an HMO plan, you must call your health plan to select a DMA primary care physician. You will then be able to utilize all of the services available at DMA. Please allow ample time for your insurance company to update your records to reflect a DMA provider.

Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Pediatric physicians are available as primary care physicians.

  • Learn more about Primary Care at Dickson Medical Associates.
  • Find out which insurance plans Dickson Medical Associates accepts
  • Dickson Medical Associates has over 30 Providers representing multiple medical specialties.
  • Profiles of all of our providers are available in the Our Providers section
  • You may also contact the Patient Advocate at (615) 441-4477 for information about our providers.


You are encouraged to schedule an establishing appointment with your new primary care provider. Click here for appointment phone numbers.

You may also request, cancel or confirm an appointment online at least 24 hours in advance here.

Dickson Medical Associates facilities, hours and phone numbers:

Find addresses, phone numbers and directions to all of our facilities on our Locations section

Medical Records

If you are a new patient, you will need to complete a medical records release form to have your chart transferred from your previous doctor to DMA. Please complete the form soon after you join DMA so your provider has your complete medical history. You may download our Medical Records Release form, fill it out and fax it to your previous doctor. Learn more about medical records.

Care Available 7 Days A Week:

DMA Express Care provides convenient medical care for illnesses requiring immediate attention. We are available to care for you and your family on a walk-in basis. Our Express Care providers treat patients of all ages, do not require an appointment and are available to everyone, even if you are not currently a DMA patient. Learn more about receiving urgent and after-hours care.

If you have a medical concern any time of the day, simply call your local DMA office. You will speak to a representative of your provider’s office during regular business hours.

Health Education:

DMA offers periodic health classes and programs to DMA patients. The mission of the providers of DMA is to educate, motivate, and empower patients and their support network, to take a proactive role in their own health care by making and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes.

On-site Services:

Laboratory, radiology, MRI, CT and more are readily available to all patients. Learn more about on-site services.

Prescription Refills:

Allow 24-48 hours for prescription refills. Call the pharmacy where you filled the prescription; the pharmacy will send a request to your doctor for a new authorization if you do not have any remaining refills. If you have not seen a DMA provider yet and need a refill, call to make an appointment and bring all of your medications with you.