J. Cummins Couch III, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe the key to good health is having a personalized partnership with each of my patients by caring, listening, educating and advocating for them. In my personalized healthcare practice, often compared to concierge medicine, I am able to spend extra time with my patients on prevention and wellness and also focus on women's health, occupational health, cardiovascular health and weight loss.

As a board-certified family physician, I see all age groups from newborns to seniors, working to help them achieve their optimal health.

I am affiliated with Maury Regional Hospital and see patients from all over middle Tennessee, including Franklin, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Columbia, Mt. Pleasant, Pulaski, Lawrenceburg, Loretto, Hampshire, Hohenwald, Lewisburg, Murfreesboro and Dickson

We offer complimentary meet-and-greet consultations to see how you would benefit in our unique practice. I look forward to meeting you.

Physician Profile


Columbia State Community College
Columbia, TN
Pre-Medical 1985-1987
University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN
Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry 1989
Medical School
Quillen College of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
Doctorate of Medicine 1993
Bristol Family Practice
Bristol, TN
Bristol Family Practice
Bristol, TN
Family Medicine 1994-1996

Professional Society Memberships

American Academy of Family Practice
Tennessee Academy of Family Practice
Maury County Medical Society
American Medical Directors Association
American Association of Medical Review Officers

Honors and Awards

Columbia State Community College
Top Ten of Graduating Class
Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges
Gamma Beta Phi
President’s List
University of Tennessee at Martin
Phi Kappa Phi
Teaching Assistant 1988-1989
High Honors
Outstanding Resident Class of 1996

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

NHC Hillview, Medical Director 1998-present
SNU Maury Regional Hospital, Medical Director 1997-present

Hospital Affiliations

Maury Regional Hospital


American Board of Family Medicine
Certified Medical Director 1999
Medical Review Officer 2008

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Joel

    Dr Couch is a unique and extremely competent medical professional. I have known him since he was a young lad in High School. He is...

  • Member: Angelia

    Dr. Couch and his staff are wonderful! He never rushes my appointments and explains everything in great detail. Tracy & Jana are a...

  • Member: Mary (Susan)

    After two recent hospital stays I decided to switch doctors. What a remarkable difference Dr. Couch has made in my health care. ...