Clinic Leadership

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Fred Drews
CEO


Fred Drews graduated from the University of Virginia and has spent the last 30 years in a variety of leadership positions within the medical field, including Methodist Healthcare in Memphis and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Fred joined Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint in 2011 as CEO where he plans, implements, and manages the operations of our Clinic. He belongs to the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE).

“It is very satisfying to work with doctors, managers and staff who expect so much from themselves and from each other. I like to think we hold ourselves to a high standard at MTBJ and push ourselves each day to exceed that standard. We hope our patients notice that the Clinic provides an exceptional experience and an excellent result, and that our services are timely, cost-effective, and convenient. It’s very rewarding to be part of a clinic that strives to exceed the highest expectations of our patients, to be the best at what we do.”

Fred and his wife, Ginny, attend Grace Center Church in Franklin. He enjoys cycling and music.


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Tina Faulkner
Director of Operations Support


Tina graduated from Santa Fe High School and started at Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint in 1984 as a medical transcriptionist. Since then, Tina has worked in multiple departments within our clinic and is now Director of Operations Support. Tina is a member of the local Southern Middle Tennessee Medical Group Management Association, serving as President in 2014, and is also a member of the state level MGMA.

For Tina, the best part about working at MTBJ is the family atmosphere and working with co-workers and physicians that treat you like family. Since she arrived at the Clinic over 30 years ago, the practice has grown from three physicians and eight employees, to 10 physicians, four physician’s assistants, and 80 employees but there is still the sense of family.

Tina was married to the late Ernest Wayne Faulkner for 30 years. They have two grown daughters.


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Amy Allen
Clinical Manager


Amy graduated from Columbia State Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree with a focus on Radiology. She came to Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint in 1985 as a Registered Radiographer and is now the office Clinical Manager. For Amy, MTBJ is more than just a job. It’s a place where her fellow employees are like family, and so are many of the patients she has met over the years!

Amy and her husband live in Columbia and have two grown sons. They are members of Pleasant Heights Baptist Church.


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Elaine Alderson
Business Manager


Elaine graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1967 as Valedictorian and began working as a legal secretary for then-Columbia law firm McFarland and Colley. When Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint opened its doors on January 2, 1975, Elaine was there as the first employee. She has held nearly every position in the office since we opened over 40 years ago. Elaine is the Clinic’s Business Manager and takes care of accounts payable and insurance for all of the employees.

Elaine sees MTBJ as a great place to work where everyone is always eager to lend a helping hand.

Elaine and her husband, David, breed and show Santa Gertrudis cattle on their farm in Maury County.


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Donna Smithson-Riddle
Practice Revenue Manager


Donna graduated from Bethesda High School and has worked in the healthcare field since 1976. She previously worked at Williamson Medical Center and a private medical practice for 30 years before coming to Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint. She joined MTBJ in 2009 and serves as the Practice Revenue Manager. She oversees all aspects of billing and coding, along with credentialing for all providers.

For Donna, the most satisfying part of working at MTBJ is the true caring nature and friendliness of all the staff members. The doctors and staff care about taking care of patients and making them a number one priority, but we also care for each other.

In her free time, she assists with local fundraisers, enjoys reading, and taking an annual beach trip with her girlfriends.


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Christy Hunter
Front Office Manager


Christy Hunter graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and joined Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint in 2006. Christy has held a variety of positions within the Clinic, including medical records, greeter, checkout, test and surgery scheduling, and most recently, Front Office Manager. In this position, Christy is responsible for managing the physicians’ schedules, the front desk employees, and the phone room. Christy enjoys her job, and one of the reasons she originally came here was that she always heard it was a great place to work.

She and her husband, Justin, have been married 20 years and they have three daughters. In her free time, she attends a lot of softball games for her daughters and loves watching sports in general.


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Kristin Wrather
Marketing and Customer Service Manager


Kristin grew up in Knoxville and graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She spent over ten years in the advertising field before joining Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint as Manager of Marketing and Customer Service. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Clinic’s marketing and advertising efforts, as well as ensuring that patients’ customer service needs are addressed. For Kristin, the most satisfying part of working at MTBJ is knowing that we can make a huge difference in a patient’s day by treating them with care and respect.

Kristin and her husband live in Columbia with their young son. In her free time, she loves to host dinner parties and travel.