Meet Your Doctors

W. Gregory Cook, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

It’s rewarding to be able to help so many people right here in the town where I grew up. I want my friends and neighbors to have access to the best and latest treatments. That’s why I’ve pursued special training in minimally invasive (scope) procedures, for example. Sports have always been a part of my life, so I really enjoy helping others return quickly to the quality of life they enjoy.”

 

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
Chief Resident/Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta
MD: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis
BA: Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Membership: American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopedic Society, Williamson County Medical Society, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Board of Trustees: Williamson County Medical Center, 1998-2005
Past President: Williamson County Medical Society
Vice Chief of Staff: 1998-2005, Williamson County Medical Center
Past Editor: Tennessee Orthopedic Society Newsletter
Extensive Continuing Education: Dr. Cook’s tremendous commitment to ongoing education means he’s skilled with the latest advances in orthopaedics.
Personal Athletic Competition: Football, baseball, basketball, track, wrestling, tennis, golf and shooting sports

Jeff W. Cook, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

As a former athlete, orthopedic medicine is a perfect fit for me. I’m able to help others return to their favorite sports and activities by combining my training in the latest advances in orthopedic techniques with my understanding of how important it is for them to heal quickly and get back to their favorite activities. I want my patients to always feel they’re important to me… That’s because they are.

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Fellow: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Chief Resident/Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Georgia Baptist Medical Center & Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center, Atlanta
MD: University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis
BA: Biology/Zoology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Membership: American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, Tennessee Orthopedic Society, Williamson County Medical Society, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
Extensive Continuing Education: Dr. Cook’s tremendous commitment to ongoing education means he’s skilled with the latest advances in orthopaedics.
1996 Olympic Games, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Coverage: Dr. Cook was honored to be chosen to provide orthopedic sports medicine coverage for athletes in the Olympic Village at the 1996 Olympic Games, treating athletes from 48 different countries, including the U.S.; sports medicine physician coverage for numerous high-school, college, Olympic and professional sports events
Personal Athletic Competition: Football, baseball, swimming, mountain biking and track (All-Southeastern Conference honors in the pole vault while lettering in track at the University of Tennessee)

Chris M. Hendrix, PA-C
Board-Certified Physician Assistant

As a physician assistant, I chose to practice in the specialty of orthopaedics and sports medicine. Being a former athlete, I can relate to many of our patient’s injuries and recoveries and the importance of quality care. Working alongside Dr. Greg and Dr. Jeff has awarded me opportunities to provide our patients with the latest and most advanced treatment in orthopaedic care and sports medicine. I enjoy being a part of a team that is compassionate in helping others return to their healthy and active lifestyles.

Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Fellow: American Academy of Physician Assistants, Physicians Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants
MS: Medicine, Trevecca Nazarene University
BS: Exercise Physiology, Middle Tennessee State University
Personal Interests: Family, Golf, Fly Fishing
Personal Athletic Competition: Collegiate Baseball

Evan Ward, PA-C
Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Having worked with Drs. Greg and Jeff Cook prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, I was excited about the prospect of returning to the family of Franklin Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. The medical team and staff are dedicated, highly skilled, caring professionals committed to providing the best possible orthopaedic care and patient education available. I share their commitment to compassion and professionalism for all patients. It is very rewarding and fulfilling to see people regain their health and return to their normal activities. I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this team and doing what I enjoy most – helping our patients achieve optimal orthopaedic health and productivity.

Board Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Fellow: American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants, Physicians Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery, Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants
Doctor of Health Science: Nova Southeastern University
Master of Health Science: Nova Southeastern University
BS: Surgical Physician Assistant, University of Alabama, Birmingham Biology, University of Tennessee at Martin
Personal Interests: Family, Golf, Tennis