Dr. Bob received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He then completed a three-year internal medicine residency followed by his allergy fellowship at the University of Michigan. During the course of Dr. Bob's professional career, he has seen his practice grow to include more than 25 providers serving 14 locations in Tennessee and Kentucky.
In addition to "The Dr. Bob Show," Dr. Bob discusses current medical topics twice each week on Knoxville's NBC affiliate WBIR's "Live at 5" and Sunday morning show, "10 News Weekend."
Dr. Bob's involvement in the medical and media sectors has won him the Tennessee Medical Association's Distinguished Service Award, but more importantly, Dr. Bob has earned the highest respect among his peers and patients within the communities he serves.
News programs often need expert opinions from doctors regarding breaking healthcare news. Such was the case more than 15 years ago, when the NBC affiliate in Knoxville, Tennessee, WBIR, established a relationship with Dr. Overholt as their resource for expert medical advice. His willingness to accommodate the often urgent needs of reporters and his ability to translate complex medical details into understandable terms made him their "go-to guy."
As a result of his dependability and his vast medical knowledge, Dr. Overholt was asked to discuss current medical topics for a budding new broadcast, "Live at Five." After only three shows, Dr. Overholt's appearance on "Live at Five" became a regular feature on Thursday's show and Dr. Overholt became "Dr. Bob" to his fans and friends.
WBIR eventually expanded to cable, which opened up an opportunity for local programming, and "The Dr. Bob Show" was born. Later "The Dr. Bob Show" moved to the PBS affiliate. The show's format has grown to include not only interviews with specialty physicians but also fitness tips and other health reports from trusted correspondents.
Dr. Bob's enthusiasm for his work and his commitment to educating the public continue to make "The Dr. Bob Show" an exceptional forum for professionals in healthcare to provide valuable expert advice to a mass audience. We hope you continue to find "The Dr. Bob Show" both enjoyable and educational for many years to come
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Dr. Bob Overholt is the founding physician of Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center, http://www.allergyasc.com, has offices located conveniently in Greater Knoxville, Athens, Cookeville, Crossville, Johnson City, Maryville, Morristown, Mt. Juliet, Oak Ridge, Old Hickory, Sevierville, TN and Corbin, KY