Catherine Spiker, DO

Family Physician

Catherine is a board-certified Family Physician who was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She attended Birmingham Southern College for undergraduate where she played Division 1 soccer before pursuing a career in medicine. She completed medical school at the adelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus and residency at St. Vincent Family Medicine Residency in Jacksonville, Florida. During medical school, she met her husband Dr. Raj Harricharan Singh.

Dr. Spiker has been practicing since 2015. The last four years have been at Healthstar Physicians in Newport, Tennessee. Recently Dr. Raj and Dr. Spiker opened their own branch of Healthstar Physicians in Newport and they continue to serve the area with up-to-date medical care.

Dr. Spiker has a special interest in chronic disease management through osteopathy including diabetes, COPD, coronary artery disease, heart failure; women’s health; preventative care; and pediatric care. She also performs osteopathic manipulation. In her free time, Dr. Spiker enjoys hiking, gardening, watching football, visiting family, and spending time with her son.

Dr. Spiker is board certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine.


Raj Harricharan Singh, DO

Family Physician

Raj is a board-certified Family Physician. He was born in Puerto Rico, but moved to Parrotsville, TN when he was six years old. He attended ETSU for undergraduate studies. He pursued his medical studies at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia Campus and residency at Floyd Family Medicine Residency in Rome, Georgia. During medical school, he met his wife, Dr. Catherine Spiker.

Dr. Singh has been practicing since 2012 and the last four years have been at Healthstar Physicians in Newport, Tennessee. Recently Dr. Singh and Dr. Spiker opened their own branch of Healthstar Physicians in Newport so they continue to serve the area with up-to-date medical care through osteopathy.

Dr. Singh treats all medical conditions throughout all age groups. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal injuries, obesity medicine, and diabetes. He also performs osteopathic manipulation. In his spare time, Dr. Singh enjoys running, working out, cooking, gardening, and spending time with his son.

Dr. Singh is board-certified in Family Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine.


Miranda Beckler, FNP-BC

Miranda Beckler, FNP-BC was raised in Morristown, Tennessee. Her undergrad studies were completed at Walter State and Carson-Newman. She began her healthcare career at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville where she worked in the Medical Critical Care unit for two years and then transferred to home health while going to Carson-Newman for her Masters in Nursing degree.

Miranda has special interest in psychological conditions, COPD, and dermatology.

Miranda is a twin and enjoys reading, traveling, going to the movies. She spends her spare time playing with her two dogs Mia and Snape. She hopes to one day have a garden in which she can take care of.


Lindsay Henderson, FNP-BC

Lindsay Brown Henderson, FNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner that was born and raised in Cocke County, Tennessee.  She completed undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University receiving a Bachelors in Nursing in 2008.  Lindsay worked at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee as a Neuro/Trauma ICU nurse while continuing her education at ETSU, earning her Master’s in 2009.

Lindsay worked as a hospitalist nurse practitioner at Tennova Newport Medical Center for one year before beginning her career in outpatient family medicine.  The last 8 years, Lindsay has worked at the Primary Care Center of Newport.

Lindsay is married to her wonderful husband Josh and they have two children. Lindsay has special interests in pediatrics and PCOS, as well as in preventive medicine for all age groups.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys playing with her children, attending concerts, and cooking.


Kristin Hickman, FNP-BC

Kristin was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. She completed her Associates of Applied Science at Walters State Community College in 2013. She worked as an RN at Jefferson Memorial Hospital on the Medical Surgical floor taking care of adult and geriatric patients with numerous types of healthcare needs including acute and chronic conditions.

Kristin continued her education at Carson Newman University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2016. While continuing to work at Jefferson Memorial, she started her journey as an RN at Lakeway Dermatology Associates. As Kristin was working in dermatology, she continued her education and graduated with her Master’s of Science in Nursing from Carson Newman University in 2019. She began working as a family nurse practitioner at a Newport, Tennessee primary care office in January 2020 taking care of patients of all ages of life with an array of healthcare needs.

Kristin joined Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical in February 2021 and has a special interest in pediatrics and dermatology.

Kristin has interests in kayaking, playing guitar and spending time with her family. She also loves photography and animals.


Kim M. Thomas, FNP-BC

Kim was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. She completed her diploma in Nursing degree as an RN in 1985 at the Holy Name of Jesus Hospital School of Nursing in Gadsden. In 1989, Kim moved to Huntsville, Alabama to pursue her higher education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1990 and her Master of Science degree as an FNP in 1993.

While pursuing her undergraduate and graduate education she worked for 4 years in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Huntsville Hospital taking care of patients in the immediate recovery period from all types of open-heart surgery. Since 1994, Kim had worked as an FNP at another Newport, TN medical practice prior to joining Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical in November 2020 where she provided comprehensive primary care to multiple generations of patients.

She has a special interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and pulmonary disease.

Kim loves poetry and sunsets.  In her spare time, Kim enjoys boating and reading.


Susan

Office Manager

Susan is the Office Manager of the Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical. She has been an employee of Healthstar since 2002. In this time she has held several supervisory positions, including billing supervisor and front office supervisor.

Susan is married with three children. She loves animals and all things Disney. Susan spends her free time reading and making memories with family.


Sidney

Nursing Supervisor

Sidney is a CCMA that joined Healthstar in 2019. She graduated from Cocke County High School. She has one child whom she loves spending time with. She also has a chocolate lab named Charleigh.


Kimberly

Front Staff

Kimberly is a patient service representative at the Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical. She has been a member of Healthstar since 2005. Kimberly worked at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County from 1983 until 2005 when she joined Healthstar.

Kimberly has a charismatic personality that makes her a favorite of patients and coworkers alike. She is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure a positive patient experience. Kim enjoys spending time with her animals and family.


Jan

Patient Services Representative

Jan is a patient services representative at Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical.  She attended Walters State and has an AS in Secretarial Science.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends.  Jan enjoys trivia.  She collects snowmen and has a potted flower garden that she likes to maintain


Morgan

Patient Services Representative

Morgan is a patient services representative at Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical.  She attended Cocke County High School.  She is married and has 2 beautiful children.  Morgan enjoys spending time with family and riding through the mountains.


Breanne

Patient Services Representative

Breanne is a patient services representative at Healthstar Physicians Premier Medical.  She attended Cocke County High School.  She loves being a mom and she also loves to cook.   Breanne enjoys spending time with her family and shopping (especially at Dollar Tree)!


Janelle

Registered Medical Assistant

Janelle is a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).  She graduated from Ross Medical Education Center and Ross College where she earned her AAS degree.  She is married and has three beautiful children.  She also has an English bulldog named Minnie, a cat named Puma Thurman and a mini potbelly pig named Piggie Smalls.  Janelle enjoys playing outside with her children, playing basketball with her oldest son, loves animals and is a crossword geek.


Kimberly

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Kimberly is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).  She graduated from Walters State.  She is married to her best friend.  Kimberly lives life to the fullest; enjoying every minute of her life!  She enjoys crafting and spending time with family.


Ashley

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Ashley has been working as a CCMA since graduating from Virginia College in 2012. She also serves as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder at Catons Chapel Richardson Cove volunteer fire department in Sevierville.

Ashley has three children.  When she is not busy working, Ashley enjoys serving her community and spending free time with friends and family.


Whitney

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Whitney is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).  She graduated from South College.  She has one daughter.  Whitney enjoys traveling and trips to Walt Disney World.


Lindsay

Registered Medical Assistant

Lindsay is a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).  She graduated from Ross Medical Education Center in 2019.  She is married, has one daughter and two fur babies named Duke and Sandy.  Lindsay enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and traveling.


Rachel

Registered Nurse

Rachel is an RN that joined Healthstar in 2020. She graduated from Cosby High School and got her RN degree from Walter State Community College. She is married and has 2 cats, Meredith and Roxanne, and a dog named Oliver. She enjoys fishing and spending time with friends and family.


Kayla

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Kayla is a CCMA and received her CCMA from University Conference Center and an Associates degree from Walters State Community College.  She has one child, a son, and is getting married in October 2021.  Kayla’s hobbies include camping and hiking.


Chelsie

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Chelsie is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and received her training through NHA.  She is expecting a son in April 2021 and is an extreme dog mom to Waylon Hank.  Chelsie enjoys anything to do with her horses and following her brother in his rodeo journey.


Charley

Licensed Practical Nurse

Charley is an LPN that joined Healthstar in 2019. She got her LPN degree from Tennessee College of Applied Technology. She previously worked with an obstetrician. She is married with a dog named Smoke. She enjoys cooking, teaching children’s church, spending time with family, and developing her own craft business Charley J. Designs.


Glenna

Student Nurse

Glenna is working part-time in our office while attending Carson Newman College.  She is working toward becoming a registered nurse and then plans to go on to become a nurse practitioner.  She has two dogs name Muffin and Severus.  She is also obsessed with the Broadway show, “Hamilton”.  Glenna enjoys singing, smiling and watching “Chopped”.


Lucretia

Lab Tech

Originally from Florida, Lucretia has resided in Tennessee since 2012.

Lucretia received her certificate in phlebotomy from Pasco Hernando Community College in 2005. She recently received her CCMA in 2016.

Married to a loving husband with who she has two beautiful children, Lucretia enjoys spending free time outdoors doing activities such as camping and hiking.


Heather

X-Ray Tech

Heather is an X-Ray Tech and attended South College for her Associates degree; graduating in 2005 then continuing her education at ETSU graduating from East Tennessee State University in 2011.  She has a son and they both love all things Tennessee Vols.  Heather enjoys watching her son play baseball and basketball.


Mychal

X-Ray Tech

Mychal is an X-Ray Tech and graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2019.  She has two dogs named Sophie and Knox and likes spending time with them.  Mychal also enjoys spending time with her family.