About Us

Black Bag Family Healthcare sees a smaller group of patients than a traditional practice funded by insurance companies, so we are able to provide you with a great commitment of our time and attention.

ABOUT DR. dustin CLARK

“My name is Dustin Clark. I was born and raised in Glasgow, Kentucky. I attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and have been in the Tri-Cities since 2011. I completed a residency in family medicine at the ETSU Johnson City Family Medicine program where I served as chief resident in my last year.

Working as a doctor consumes a good deal of my time, but I consider myself a full-time husband and father. Family is very important to me. My wife, Lauren, and I have been married since 2001. We have been blessed with 5 children we educate our children at home. This isn’t always an easy task, but it is something to which we are committed. Like medicine, I believe that education works best when it is based on very close relationships and personalized for each individual. My children are all different little personalities that learn in different ways and at different rates. As such, the ways in which we teach them are different as well. With no influence from government regulators or insurance administrators, medicine can be approached in the same fashion.

The beauty of the East Tennessee mountains is something that I really enjoy. My family and I love to hike along the trails of the various parks. We enjoy spending a crisp fall evening by a campfire in the woods.

I delight in many other activities as well. I enjoy finding some quiet time to read a good book. I like to browse flea markets for things that I really don’t need. Regular exercise is important to me. It is a great stress reliever, but it’s one of those activities that I usually enjoy more once it’s over. Finally, I enjoy the fellowship of other believers from our church who have welcomed our family and made us part of theirs.”

~ Dr. Dustin Clark
Primary Treating Physician

Doctor Dustin Clark with his wife Laura and their five children outdoors dressed sharply for Easter

About melanie Harrison, PA-C

Originally from Knoxville Tennessee, I have a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology from Lincoln Memorial University. I married my husband Josh, a local Pharmacist, in 2000 and we were blessed with twins in 2011. After attending South University in Savannah Georgia, where I received my Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, we moved to the Tri-cities.

With over eleven years of practice in multiple areas including urgent and emergency medicine, surgical oncology, outpatient surgical procedures, and primary care, I have a good understanding for how difficult it is to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing medical landscape.

In a world that has become so specialized and oftentimes focused only on one aspect of healthcare, it is important to me as a provider to know my patients and their specific needs taking their overall health into consideration. I am passionate about bringing healthcare back to a personal level and caring for patients without the constraints of insurance guidelines.

With my knowledge and determination to find the root issue of those symptoms with which I am presented, I can help balance hormones, treat vitamin deficiencies and help you maintain your overall health goals.

~ Melanie Harrison, PA-C
Physicians Assistant

Melanie Harrison with husband and two children sitting a grassy field with an old barn in the background

ABOUT DR. Scott DENHAM

“My name is Scott Denham.  I was born into the family of a career US Navy officer, so I have lived in places such as Hawaii, California, Virginia, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.  I attended The University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Following that I completed a residency in General Surgery at ETSU Quillen along with additional training in Emergency Medicine.  

I have been working as an Emergency Medicine Doctor for almost six years.  I want to transition to this unique model of practice where I have a chance to treat my patients without outside interferences, spending adequate time with each of them, and being able to treat the whole patient. 

I am blessed to have a wonderful wife, Allyson and three incredible children.  We love the East Tennessee area and all of its beauty.  The seasons, changing leaves and mountains are all evidence of God’s handiwork.  We enjoy getting outside in nature in our freetime.  My family and I are also big sports fans (although we are a house divided – Roll Tide/Go Dawgs).  I look forward to getting to know and serving the people in Greeneville and the surrounding areas.

~ Dr. Scott Denham
Supporting Physician

Doctor Scott Denham pictured with his wife and three children huddled close

Additional STAFF

Veritas Family Healthcare and our patients also benefit from a top-notch staff of medical providers and office helpers. We’re grateful for the hard work and compassionate care of our team… Lisa Kees, RN; Brian Cable, LPN; Lora Cable; Jackie Church; and Co-Owner Lauren Clark.

I decided to meet Dr. Clark due to how unhappy I was with the treatment delays, extreme wait times and bureaucracy within my previous doctor of 15 years. I was immediately shocked at how I was able to meet with Dr. Clark in my own home.

I have endured migraines for over 20 years and had been forced to utilize local ERs and Urgent Care facilities instead of seeing my physician of 15 years. I am saving over $3,000 in office visits and co-pays a year by switching my care to Dr. Clark.

~ Khristina Bowen, patient

I had my first visit with Dr Melanie and I could tell right away that this organization is different and really cares about you and your health as a whole. I’m excited to start my medical journey with Black Bag.

~ Sarah Bender, patient

Our experience with Dr. Dustin Clark at Black Bag Family Healthcare has been above and beyond our expectations. It started with our initial appointments when Dr. Clark asked about our health goals. This was a question we had never been asked before and quite honestly, had to do some thinking about.

It continued when Dr. Clark spent just as much time inquiring about the health of the mother of the newborn baby during our newest arrival’s appointments as he did the baby. We were also surprised to see Dr. Clark hold our baby throughout the entire check-up as we were accustomed to seeing our other 3 screaming on the table during their newborn exams.

For all these reasons and more, we’ve chosen to call Black Bag Family Healthcare our family doctor and are happy to recommend Dr. Clark to all of our friends!

~ Brent and Aimee Long, Family of 6, all patients

This group has been wonderful! Dr. Melanie has made a rough week so much easier on me and my family by keeping in touch and making sure we are getting better. They are so nice and willing to do to the right thing for you! Definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a great Dr!

~ Tanya Curtsinger, patient