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
Director of Clinical Operations

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 Director of Clinical Operations. 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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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.


Kayla Brady
Assistant Manager of Communications and Health Information

Kayla Brady graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and joined Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint in 2007. Kayla has held a variety of positions within the clinic, including Front Office Specialist, Checkout, Phone Operator, Medical Records and most recently Assistant Manager of Communications and Health Information. In this position Kayla is responsible for the Physicians and PAs schedules, Triage Nurses, Phone Operators and Medical Records. Kayla truly enjoys her job and looks forward to coming to work each day.

She and her husband, Darrell, have 4 boys and 1 grandson. When she is not at the baseball or football field, she enjoys being outside working in the flower beds and baking.


Carrie Beuerlein
Manager of Accounting and Benefits

Carrie received her Bachelor Degree in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University. She began working for MTBJ in 2007 in the Clinical Department and is now the Manager of Accounting and Benefits.  She overseas employee benefits, payroll, and accounting. Carrie loves the family atmosphere of the clinic and dedication the physicians have to their patients and to the staff, who always strive to do what is in the best interest of the patients.

Carrie is a Maury County native where she lives with her husband and two growing children.  She loves going on vacation anywhere, but most often frequents the mountains and the beach with her family.


Lalana Brooks
Administrative Specialist

Lalana graduated from Arab High School in Alabama.  She has earned certifications in Accounting and Payroll, and has over 10 years of experience in those areas.  She has worked in the medical field since 2004, and she has been with Mid-Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic since 2008.  Lalana has worked in several areas since coming to MTBJ of Front Desk, Check Out, Worker’s Compensation Coordinator, Worker’s Compensation Billing, Accounts Payable Specialist, and her current title of Administrative Specialist, which includes Marketing.  For Lalana, the most gratifying part of working for MTBJ is the Christian-based atmosphere of the staff and providers; and where everyone, including patients, treats one another like family.

Lalana is married to her husband, John, and they reside in Maury County.  They have 3 children, and 4 grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, vacationing and riding her horses.