Physician Highlight:
Travis Wright, M.D.

Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Travis Wright’s first introduction to East Tennessee was as a recruit for the University of Tennessee swim team. It was during undergraduate studies in Knoxville that he met his wife, a former Lady Vol. The couple moved back to Louisiana where Travis attended medical school at Louisiana State University followed by a residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Wright and his wife looked for an opportunity in a smaller community which led them to Morristown, Tennessee where he serves as a Diagnostic Radiologist at Morristown-Hamblen Medical Center.

When asked why he chose the field of radiology, Dr. Wright explained, “I loved every area of my rotations, but radiology really stood out to me. It gives me an opportunity to have an impact on many patients ranging from trauma and cancer to undiagnosed pain and infections.” He admits health situations with his family and loved ones have been a major motivator in his work. “You take a special interest in areas of medicine that have most impacted your life,” he shared. Dr. Wright prides himself on the breadth of his work but holds a special place for Women’s and Community Imaging.

Living in the community where he works is really important to Dr. Wright. “I want my patients to know that they are being cared for by their neighbor,” he shared. He explained, “I have a good understanding of what care is available in my community as well as when a specialized case needs to be forwarded to my colleagues in Knoxville.” Dr. Wright admits that the variety of cases he sees is one of his biggest challenges but also one of the greatest rewards of his role.

In his spare time, you’ll find Dr. Wright working on his farm, raising goats, honeybees, and chickens, as well as spending time with his family and church community.