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Front Page - Friday, November 8, 2019

Newsmakers: Beacon Children’s welcomes Asbury

Pediatrician Laura Asbury, M.D., has joined the Chattanooga-based Beacon Children’s Diagnostic Center.

The pediatrician’s office offers regular daytime appointments, as well as a night clinic.

Asbury is now accepting patients at the center, 7550 Goodwin Road, in the East Brainerd area.

She brings more than a decade of pediatric practice from both Chattanooga and Knoxville, having spent eight years in Knoxville at Pediatrics Clinic and practiced in Chattanooga at another local pediatric practice.

“I am pleased to join the wonderful team at Beacon Health Alliance. It’s a privilege to serve the needs of our patients and to help them have healthy childhoods. I believe every child is created uniquely in a wonderful way, which is why the care our team provides at Beacon Children’s Diagnostics Center treats each family with one-to-one personal attention,” Asbury says.

She earned her undergraduate degree in biology at Furman University. While there, she was active in leadership groups and medical mission organizations.

She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She completed a residency at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga. She also served as the chief resident and director of adolescent medicine at TC Thompson.

Killian takes new role with First Horizon

Shelly Killian is the commercial relationship manager of the southeast Tennessee commercial group for First Horizon Bank.

Killian has spent the last 18 years in the banking industry, including 11 years in treasury management with First Horizon Bank. Customers say they have come to rely on her as she provided services in business banking, commercial and institutional and corporate lines of business for the southeast Tennessee market.

Market leader Jay Dale says that Killian was the ‘perfect fit’ for the position. “We are fortunate to have Shelly’s expertise and leadership skills in her new role. Our customers already know her and we know Shelly is going to be growing new relationships that will provide great benefits to her customers as well as to the bank.”

Most recently Killian served as sales leader for the east region’s treasury management. She’s a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and earned an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Active in the community, Killian is a member of the Leadership Chattanooga Alumni Association and former president of the downtown Sertoma Club.

Harning opening Aspen Dental office

Tim Harning, DDS, is opening a new Aspen Dental in Ooltewah.

Harning received his dental degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. The doctor and his team will provide a range of dental services, including dentures, preventive care and restoration.

The new office, at 8985 Old Lee Hwy, has convenient parking and features many amenities designed to make a patient’s visit as easy and comfortable as possible. In addition, the office is open extended hours on weekdays and on select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcomed.

In addition to affordable comprehensive dental care, the new Aspen Dental office provides a free new patient exam and X-rays for those without insurance, an on-site denture lab and financing options.