KNOXVILLE, TN – Lynn Massingale, MDLynn Massingale, MD, Co-founder and Executive Chairman of TeamHealth, was named among the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders” by Modern Healthcare magazine for 2016. The list honors physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact.

In 1979, Dr. Massingale and a partner founded TeamHealth, a physician-staffing company based in Knoxville, TN. The firm replaced physician rotation in hospital emergency rooms with dedicated, outsourced doctors. Today, physicians employed at TeamHealth see 10% of all ER patients across the country and the company annually recruits 20% of all ER residents nationwide.

In 1996, the TeamHealth Medical Call Center (THMCC) was founded in response to its network of primary care clinics’ need to provide 24-hour call coverage. 20 years—and more than 9 million calls–later, THMCC is the premier provider of medical call center solutions, serving more than 9,500 physicians, health plans, home health and hospice organizations, and employers across the country.

For the past two years, TeamHealth has been named one of “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine and named one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

To learn more about the designation and to see the entire list, click here. To learn more about the TeamHealth Medical Call Center, visit