Dr. John Morse, completed his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from college, he joined the United States Peace Corps and served two years in Ghana, West Africa as a teacher of Chemistry and Physics. He returned to his hometown of Atlanta to teach high school Chemistry and Physics for three years before deciding to pursue his dream to become a doctor. Dr. Morse was inspired by his ninth grade Human Biology teacher, Ms Blackwelder, to pursue a career in medicine. In 1985, he earned his medical doctorate degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. Morse completed his residency program at the University of Tennessee Family Medicine in Memphis and achieved accreditation by the American Board of Family Practice in 1988.
Dr. Morse’s practice as a family practitioner not only includes assessment and treatment of a wide range of conditions, ailments, and injuries, he is an advocate of preventive medicine which includes wellness and fitness programs that are critical to promoting good health and longevity.
Dr. Morse first came to Dickson during his residency program to complete his clinical internship under the direction of Dr. Bill Jackson. He began his career with DMA, formerly known as Jackson Clinic, in July 1988, immediately following his residency program. During his tenure with DMA, he has served since 1991 as a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Tennessee Medical Association.
Dr. John Morse enjoys spending time with his two beautiful daughters, Ellie and Kari. Ellie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lee University in Cleveland, TN and is currently doing mission work for refugees in Atlanta. Kari, a senior of Biology at Belmont University, has been accepted by Lipscomb University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science. She has also been chosen to participate on the Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Health.
When he is not working, you may find Dr. Morse attending a folk and bluegrass jam session or quietly strumming his guitar or picking a tune on his mandolin. “Doc” and his band, The Usual Suspects, are often asked to play at the annual Irish Picnic in McEwen, TN. Dr. Morse is also an avid classic car enthusiast who enjoys driving the beautiful back roads of Dickson.