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John Hereford, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Medical Doctor, OB/GYN


After moving to this area in 1984 to practice, I still find myself in Kingsport after all these years. I met my wife here and am still close in proximity to my hometown of Prestonsburg, Kentucky. After living in big cities such as Tampa, Louisville, Denver and Houston, I discovered that I appreciate the small town atmosphere. I also enjoy the fact that people here are very similar in temperament to people where I grew up in eastern Kentucky. We had friends who were doctors in my hometown, and I always admired and wanted to emulate them. I traveled quite a bit for my medical training, attending medical school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, completing an internship at the University of South Florida in Tampa and a residency at the University of Texas in Houston. I have always liked dealing with patients and people, and I try to listen and develop plans that people are comfortable with. Obstetrics is a tough time for women, and physicians need to listen. Our group is composed of physicians who get along and treat our patients well. We are sympathetic and aim for a good outcome during a woman’s pregnancy. We achieve this goal by being well-versed in the latest surgical techniques, which in turn allows for shorter hospital stays.

Away from the work, I relax by exercising. My knees will not allow me to run anymore, but I enjoy the treadmill and spin classes. You can also find me on the slopes in the wintertime.


University of Louisville

State of Franklin OB/GYN Specialists (Kingsport)

Schedule an appointment: (423) 530-7900

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