Quality, Convenient, Cost-Effective Healthcare
More than just a Doctor's Office, Satellite Med is a fully licensed medical clinic. We provide non-urgent and semi-urgent care on a walk in basis or by appointment. Whether via Urgent Care / Walk In or established Family Practice, Satellite Med uses cutting edge technology and evidence based medicine to provide quality affordable healthcare. Because we know your time is valuable, we offer a full spectrum of services right here in our Cookeville office so you don’t have to travel to multiple locations. Our state-of-the-art facility features an on-site laboratory, digital x-rays/ CT scans, Ultrasound, Allergy Testing, Impact Concussion Testing, DOT Drug Screening, a medication dispensary and many more services! At Satellite Med Urgent Care and Family Practice, we embrace a sincere commitment to quality patient care and have been serving the Cookeville community since 2006.
Telemedicine
Telemedicine
Telemedicine is using everyday devices to bring healthcare to you, on your terms. Click below to learn more about Satellite Med's telemedine program, powered by Intellectual Care
Texting
Texting
Now you can communicate with Satellite Med via text! Click below to learn more about this exciting new feature.
Patient Portal
Patient Portal
Access the Satellite Med Patient Portal to gain secure online access to your medical records, the ability to pay your bill online, set up payment plans, and securely communicate with your care team.
Online Bill Pay
Online Bill Pay
Quickly and securely pay your healthcare bill online. Click the link below to learn more.
Care Credit
Care Credit
Satellite Med is now partenered with Care Credit to bring healthcare to more people. Click the link below to learn more about the program and it's terms and how to sign up.
Onsite Services
Onsite Services
We have onsite lab services, many with quick turn around times. We also have an onsite digital x-ray and CT machine.
Medication Dispensary
Medication Dispensary
Satellite Med offers an onsite medication dispensary offering you a one-stop-shop for most of your medications.
Private Counseling
Private Counseling
Satellite Med now offers private counseling sessions with Pastoral Counselor Christina Green.

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Satellite Med is powered by :

GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare’s Centricity Practice Solution or CPS is the “One-for-All” system used by thousands of physicians in every specialty. Combining Electronic Health Records, Practice Management and Integrated add-ons specific to your specialty, CPS encompasses every aspect of the patient encounter.
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Vsee
VSee is a video conferencing software that lets users chat and collaborate online with multiple people at a time. It is loaded with useful features that make working remotely a breeze. Most importantly, it's an official HIPAA-compliant video chat and telehealth platform that is used by physicians in telemedicine.
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Orchard Lab Management
Orchard Software specializes in developing and supporting award-winning Laboratory Information Systems (LISs) that enhance clinical and pathology laboratory workflow, and support laboratory outreach and point-of-care testing (POCT).
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Avreo Radiology PACS
For healthcare organizations who want to ensure radiology is a team player within the overall healthcare discussion, Avreo provides EHR for Radiology to extend RIS, PACS, Dictation, Transcription, and Distribution functionality to excel in distributed reading environments and meaningfully communicate with enterprise healthcare systems.
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Solution Reach Patient Engagement
Solutionreach is the leader in providing patient relationship management solutions for healthcare providers. Utilizing text, email, voice, video, web, and social media tools, Solutionreach equips practices with "high-tech"​ solutions that don't sacrifice a "high-touch"​ personalization when communicating with patients.
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Twin Lakes Communications
Twin Lakes offers TV, Broadband, Phone and Security services for you and your family at affordable prices.
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Patient Education

Flu treatment and Prevention
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Flu treatment and Prevention
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. Click below to learn more.
Impact Testing - Concussion Awareness
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Impact Testing - Concussion Awareness
Although many people associate concussions with contact sports, such as football or soccer, a concussion can occur to anyone, of any age, in nearly any setting. Click below to read more.
DOT Physicals
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DOT Physicals
Satellite Med is ready to meet your DOT health requirements. Click the link below to learn more.
Skin Cancer detection and prevention
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Skin Cancer detection and prevention
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. ... About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives. Click below to learn more!
STD Awareness
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STD Awareness
April is STD Awareness Month, an annual observance to raise public awareness about the impact of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) on the lives of Americans and the importance of individuals discussing sexual health with their health care providers and if sexually active, their partners. Click below to learn more
In house counseling
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In house counseling
Satellite Med now offers private counseling sessions with Pastoral Counselor Christina Green. Click the link below to learn more!
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Our Crew

Dr James Cates MD
Dr James Cates MD Owner / Physician
Dr. James Cates, MD, is a Board-Certified physician with experience in emergency medicine, family practice, and orthopedics.
Connie Cates
Connie Cates Corporate Manager
Connie Cates is the corporate manager for Satellite Med.
McKenzie Raab
McKenzie Raab Office Manager
McKenzie Raab is the office Manager for Satellite Med