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The team at Tri-Cities Gastroenterology -- serving the Kingsport, Johnson City, Elizabethton, Erwin, and Greeneville, Tennessee regions -- shares a core belief: Every person who walks through their door deserves to be treated like family. They embrace every human and technological advantage possible to provide physical and emotional comfort to their patients.

Their mission is to ensure that each person has the digestive health and wellness needed to live every day to the fullest. They work with you so you can truly enjoy life unencumbered by the distressing symptoms and potential limitations associated with gastrointestinal problems.

Adults of all ages are welcome at Tri-Cities Gastroenterology, where every type of problem that's related to your gastrointestinal health is accurately diagnosed and effectively treated, from the most common issues like diarrhea, hemorrhoids and inflammatory bowel disease to the most complex issues, such as colon cancer and cirrhosis.

The team at Tri-Cities Gastroenterology includes one gastroenterologist, a nurse practitioner, and a diverse support staff of technicians and administrators. They're all prepared to welcome each patient, listen to their concerns, then treat the whole person, addressing every factor that contributes to their symptoms.

They believe that patient education is the key to providing timely, targeted care, so they hope you’ll ask questions and explore their website, where you’ll find information about gastrointestinal conditions and procedures.

Tri-Cities Gastroenterology combines personal attention with the newest technology. They offer services at several locations, so you have convenient access to the medical care you need. People can also rely on their Center for Digestive Wellness to serve as a hub of specialized, state-of-the-art procedures.

To learn more about their services, call any of their offices in Kingsport, Johnson City, Erwin, Greeneville, or Elizabethton.

Our Providers


Meet Dr. Fry


Stephen Fry, M.D. 

Dr. Stephen Fry specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology at Tri-Cities Gastroenterology in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Elizabethton, Tennessee. At this practice, he provides care for all conditions and diseases related to the gastrointestinal tract and liver, including pancreatic and gallbladder disease.

Dr. Fry has served patients in the Tri-Cities region since 1996.

Dr. Fry has extensive experience determining the underlying cause of his patients’ symptoms, effectively treating their conditions, and performing endoscopy, colonoscopy, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. And just like the entire staff at Tri-Cities Gastroenterology, Dr. Fry treats every patient as he would his own family, an attitude his patients notice and appreciate.

Dr. Fry, a board-certified gastroenterologist, began his career at Ohio State University, where he graduated with honors as an undergraduate before entering the College of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, he completed his residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, then went on to Georgetown University in Washington, DC, for his fellowship and advanced fellowship in gastroenterology.


Riann Burroughs, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner

Riann Burroughs, FNP-C received her BSN in 2002 from East TN State University and her MSN at Tusculum University graduating with Honors in 2020. Riann's professional training and prior work history includes 18 years of Intensive Critical Care experience at multiple facilities some including Emory in Atlanta, Roper in Charleston, SC, Tennova in Knoxville, and JCMC in Johnson City, while being an RN in CCU and also serving as a CCU Nurse manager. Riann's career as a Family Nurse Practitioner began in primary care but quickly her passion for gastroenterology led her to Tri Cities Gastroenterology. 

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