Dresden Specialty Clinic Ribbon Cutting

April 6, 2010 

ribbon cutting

The Dresden Specialty Clinic’s goal is to provide the same medical care for our patients as we would expect for our own family.

Beth Riddle, F.N.P. started seeing patients late 2009. She was soon joined by another Dresden native – Leslie Gibson, P.A. In March, Michael Ridley, P.A. became the third practitioner transferring from McKenzie Medical Center to help with the patient volume.

The initial goal was to provide further family medicine options for Dresden and the surrounding area. Working together with McKenzie Medical Center, Dresden is now also starting specialty care. The board certified specialties available include: OB-GYN – Dr. Fornera; General Surgery – Dr. Chukwuogo; and Cardiology – Dr. Ranga.

Dr. Ranga has been with Dr. Korban’s group – the Heart and Vascular Center of West Tennessee for one year. He is Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Fornera trained in Tennessee and relocated here in May 2009 after working for years in southern Florida. He specializes in high risk Obstetrics, general gynecology and infertility management.

Dr. Chukwuogo is a Board Certified general surgeon who did his residency at Columbia University/New York. He joined MMC at the end of December 2009.

These specialists will be in Dresden on a regular basis and hopefully improve access and convenience to medical care.

The clinic is also providing basic lab testing. X-ray and ultrasound are starting later this year. Most other outpatient diagnostic testing can conveniently be scheduled at McKenzie Medical Center. Both clinics are connected electronically and results are readily available to Dresden patients and providers. Finally, a full service pharmacy will be opening later in 2010.


            Thank you to all of the area people who have been so welcoming and supportive of the clinic. We look forward to providing medical care for Dresden and the surrounding area for many years to come.


"I have been to clinics in East TN and Middle TN and seen almost all types of clinics.  I am very impressed with the size of MMC and the service that they provide to our patients."