Financial Advisors, Real Estate Buying and Financing, Personal Insurance, and Special Opportunities for Residents


Although we do not recommend specific individuals or companies, we can provide the information below regarding financial advisors and organizations that have been recommended by our faculty and residents.


Katie Bailey

Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch

Services:  Financial counseling and investment planning

Ms. Bailey coordinates a Financial Basics Lunch Series for our residents and students the first Thursday of each month at Erlanger.  Attendance is voluntary.

phone:  423-752-3638


Ronnie Burk

Loan Officer, Realty Center Mortgage, LLC

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Phone:  423-504-2423


Chris Eslinger

Financial Advisor with Met Life

Services:  Financial counseling, investment planning, and personal insurance such as additional life insurance, home owners and renters insurance, and auto insurance.

Mr. Eslinger is located on the Erlanger campus in the Whitehall Building acoss from the hospital.


phone:  423-778-2565


Bob Hall, Vice President, Physician Loan Specialist

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Heath and John Hildreth
Hildreth Insurance Agency
Services:  Personal, disability, auto, home owners, and renters insurance. 
Based on Knoxville, Heath and John Hildreth have worked with residents in Knoxville and Chattanooga for more than a decade providing disability insurance for UT residents in the eastern portion of Tennessee.

phone:  800-874-0831


Kim O'Leary
Affiliate Broker, Prudential Realty Center

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phone:  voice: (423) 432-7424

fax: (423) 598-7267


Ken Span

Financial Advisor with VALIC

Services:  Personal on-one-one financial counseling and tax deferred investment planning

Mr. Span advises a number of our faculty and residents and is flexible in scheduling meetings with our residents.

phone: (423) 238-7618 .


Dr. Joseph Cox

Educational Loan Specialist

U.S. Education Finance Group, "The Educational Loan Specialists"
phone:  888-741-6584 X119


MSgt.  Brian A. Williams

Physician Recruiter, United States Air Force Reserves

Services:  ($1,907 per month non-deployment capability, non-participation while in residency, ability to continue stipend if fellowship follows residency; loan repayment option up to $50,0000 upon affiliating with a unit)


cell phone: (678) 907-3116

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The Rural Partnership Primary Care Stipends during Residency and Rural Practice Placement

The Rural Partnership is a non-profit physician placement service created by East Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, The University of Tennessee, and Vanderbilt University to match residents to rural and underserved communities in Tennessee. The Rural Partnership incorporated in 2006 and began matching physicians to communities in 2007. 


The Rural Partnership administers the Tennessee Residency Stipend Program, which offers $25,000 per year to qualifying residents who are selected for the program and who agree to practice full-time primary care medicine in one of our target communities. To apply, you must be enrolled in a primary care residency program at of the following medical schools: East Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, The University of Tennessee, or Vanderbilt University. Applications must include transcripts, a written personal statement, a letter from your program director, evidence of citizenship, and evidence of an unrestricted Tennessee medical license



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