Dr. Kevin S. Combs was inspired to enter the field of medicine after witnessing several of his family members go on to become physicians in their professional career. Drawing upon an Associate of Arts in psychology and pre-medicine from Pellissippi State Community College, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Combs went on to complete a rotating internship and residency in internal medicine at Norton Community Hospital.
In the present day, Dr. Combs has excelled as the medical director and internal medicine primary care physician at the Carilion Tazewell Veteran’s Affairs Clinic since 2018. He initially joined Carilion Tazewell Community Hospital, where he served as an emergency room physician and chief of staff between 2014 and 2018. Earlier in his career, he was a primary care physician in internal medicine at Family Health Care Association, an osteopathic medical student and geriatrics clinical preceptor at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, and chair of medicine at the Russell County Medical Center, where he served in a myriad of other prominent roles, such as vice chief of staff nominee, medical director of respiratory therapy and physical therapy, and electrocardiogram/stress laboratory supervisor physician.
Concurrent with his present appointments, Dr. Combs has been a clinic medical director of New Beginnings Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the medical director of Divine Home Care and an associate medical director of Legacy Hospice. Notably, he also serves as the medical examiner in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Tazewell County, Virginia, as well as an assistant clinical preceptor at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Civically engaged as well, Dr. Combs maintains affiliation with the Russell County chapter of Rotary International, as well as the Freedom Ministries Church. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists as of 2015, and has been board certified in internal medicine since 2014. Attributing his success to his faith, he intends to continue educating his community on complications of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Additionally, he is a first- and second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and wishes to continue teaching young adult and adult students the basics of self-defense and healthy living.